Cinema 304

170 N. Main Street,
New City, NY 10956

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Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on November 8, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Although the opening day ad states FANTASTIC VOYAGE was in stereophonic sound, I can find no other play dates listed as stereo, so I think the first stereophonic presentation was in May 1981, when they played LION IN THE DESERT.

Moviefan333 on December 7, 2022 at 7:35 pm

They originally did a pretty poor job splitting the theater. But later on another operator came and did it the right way the seats no longer were slanted in the wrong direction. The screens a good size you had good sound and presentation overall. Sadly it fell victim to the big Multiplex at the Palisades Center. As well as the two theaters in Pearl River UAat the Spring Valley Marketplace along with Rockland County‘s original Multiplex built in a former Pantry pride supermarket

fred1 on February 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

The main route to and from New City is Rt 304. The highway is east of the theater .

davidcoppock on February 13, 2017 at 8:18 am

“Why was it called Cinema 304?”

Norman_24 on February 13, 2017 at 1:19 am

I saw “Creepshow” here (and got the poster from the manager once it finished its run, thank you!, which I still have), but I wonder if anyone knows if George Romero’s “Knightriders” also played here.

rivest266 on July 2, 2016 at 10:48 pm

April 10th, 1981 grand opening ad as a twin cinema. It was renamed Cinema 304 on the same day.

rivest266 on July 1, 2016 at 10:25 pm

September 28th, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

markp on October 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Yes Jack I agree with you about the twinning. I was the screen cleaner for Clearview at the time. Cinema 6 is a crackerbox. The 304 was a nice size decent theatre.

Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on October 23, 2014 at 4:25 am

Last show had to be no later than 1999 or 2000. I’m fairly certain it was STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE. I went to see that film on its run there and remember it closing shortly thereafter. I actually preferred this theater to Clearview’s Cinema 6 in New City—a not half-bad twinning job, and I remember the sound in particular was good at this venue. Nice location, too… the shopping center had LOTS of parking.

HAMMER77777 on October 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm


Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 25, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Hi gencin, I just saw your comment today. I’d love to see those photos if you have them and post them on the CinemaTour website if you granted permission. Please click on my name to find my email address and let me know.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 5, 2008 at 12:29 am

Was this theater known as UA Cinema in 1967? If so, here are two ads for it:

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Notice how two live productions of “Half a Sixpence” were playing in the same area at the same time. Fans of the play and movie “The Boys in the Band” will recognize Kenneth Nelson in the Paper Mill ad – he played Michael in “Boys” and had the biggest role.

Marcel on May 23, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Roger-you have an awesome web sight. I’ve visited and taken many pictures of theaters in the Rockland County Area, sorry I missed this one.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 16, 2005 at 5:48 pm

See my photos of this theatre at

The Cinema 304 opened as a single screen, but was twinned later in its life. It was operated for many years by United Artists. It was operated by Clearview for two years before it closed in 2000. The building was demolished in 2004 to make way for a strip mall.