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The new building has no on-premises parking lot, surprising for a suburban movie theater.
Patrons can use municipal parking lots located across Merrick Rd. or use theater’s valet parking.
I visit Dad’s Copake Diner at 178 County Rte 7A at least once per year.
On my next trip I will look for what now exists on the former site.
I lived at my parents home in Rosedale starting in the the mid-1970’s.
When a friend started driving we frequented this theater.
Second-run movies with a friend was better than watching TV with your parents.
77¢, 78¢, 79¢ etc. was affordable for a teenager as well.
To save money we smuggled in our own “outside” food.
No wonder they went out of business! ;)
Sunrise Cinemas Multiplex at Green Acres opened around that time.
I’m sure that contributed to the demise of this single screener.
I wonder what will replace K-Mart when it finally closes?
On my first visit soon after it opened my friend’s car battery was stolen.
In the 1980’s the parking lot was the local police precinct’s hot spot for auto theft.
In the 1990’s there were several shootings inside the theaters.
This cinema was located in Rosedale, thus the name.
Meadowmere Park on the opposite side of Rockaway Blvd. is in Nassau County.
TSS was located in that mall when Mays went bust.
My friend’s brother worked in the camera department there.
Later they moved down the road to a large standalone building, where Costco is now located.
Ed Solero said:
… I’m happy that this theater is doing well enough to afford the changeover to digital…
Is that a good thing?
To this day there’s still terrible flooding on the road that runs past (Rockaway Blvd.), so it must be in Rosedale… ;)
Many stores have come and gone in that location.
TSS was indeed there, before moving further east
on Rockaway Blvd., where Costco is now.
IIRC before that it was Mays department store.
As a small child I remember shopping at a supermarket there, before it was Pathmark. Hills, maybe?
A drug store and supermarket have been built on the former site.
In its last decade (or more) the Oceanside Twin was poorly maintained,
in contrast to the very good Malverne Cinema, which shares the same owners.
I telephoned this evening. A recorded message states that the theater will have a “grand reopening on Friday June 10th”, and no further information.
Sounds like it will soon be another overpriced Long Island venue. :(
The Malverne is a great local theater showing interesting films.
Too bad the Baskin Robbins next door closed a few years ago…
To clarify only Queens town names are still used in postal addresses.
Yes and it should be noted that unique among NYC’s five Boroughs,
Queens retains all the old town names from prior to incorporation.
I’d love to see those photos but they appaear to have been deleted.
I lived on 224th Street in Springfield Gardens from 1961 to about 1976.
The Laurelton was our neighborhood movie theater.
BTW who else remembers Zickerman’s Hardware?
The Five Towns was located in the Pathmark/Pergament (now K-Mart) shopping center on Rockaway Boulevard near Brookville Blvd (aka Snake Road).
Some of you may be confusing it with The Lawrence, which was located less than a mile east in a small triangular shopping plaza (~3 stores) on Rockaway Turnpike just east of TSS (now Costco) and west of Falcaro’s. IIRC it was a twin, and is now a kosher market.
In high school in the 1970’s I lived in Rosedale and frequented both.