Cinemart Cinemas

106-03 Metropolitan Avenue,
Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Architects: Harrison G. Wiseman

Functions: Movies (First Run), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Metropolis Theatre, Inwood Theatre, Inwood Art Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 718.261.2043
Manager: 718.261.2244

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Cinemart Cinemas

Opened as the Metropolis Theatre on March 10, 1927. It closed in the late-1950’s as the Inwood Theatre. The renamed Cinemart by the independent Cinemart Cinemas operator, it enjoyed huge popularity as a dollar house showing second run double bills, revivals and foreign films. On December 23, 1983 it was twinned and modernized and then on August 15, 1997 it was totally redone as a top-notch five-plex with 800-seats. It now shows first run and leans toward off-beat and foreign releases.

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Recent comments (view all 158 comments)

DARCYDT on May 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Only 1 major release this month here, Hot Pursuit and it hasn’t done too well at the box office.

DARCYDT on March 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Per their website currently only 2 screens are open as they transition to recliner seats, a new bathroom and other improvements.

DARCYDT on May 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Actually closed at the moment from April 25 to May 25 for more renovations. Theater reopens May 26 with X-Men: Apocalypse on 2 screens and Love and Friendship on Friday the 27th. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrives June 2. There will be reclining seats and the other 2 screens are still to come.

johndereszewski on March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

My wife and I enjoyed seeing “Get Out” yesterday at the Cinemart. The reclining seats have now been installed in all five theaters. While this has reduced the capacity significantly, it appears to be very popular with the public, since most seats were filled.

In addition to “Get Out”, three of the five screens were showing “Beauty and the Beast on its opening weekend. So it seems the Cinemart has been successful in landing more than a few first run movies.

All in all, this was a most encouraging visit to this real survivor of a movie house.

zoetmb on March 22, 2018 at 3:02 pm

IMO, they’ve made each of the theaters far too small. I think there’s only a total of 272 seats across all five screens, the largest with 66 seats and the smallest with 36 seats. If they’re going to show the same film on three screens, wouldn’t it have made more sense to simply have a larger theater and fewer screens? The old two main screens were ideal and had excellent sound. But then they put it in a 3D reflective screen and the images had soft focus. But that was before the latest renovation.

ridethectrain on November 8, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Please update, total seats 295. They installed AMC Signature Recliners in 2016. The Cinemart uses the same exact recliners AMC uses across the country. In 2016, the Cinemart Cinemas was refurbished.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on March 5, 2021 at 5:41 am

Unlike some movie theatres in NYC area, the Cinemart won’t be re-opening today (March 5th), but perhaps in another few weeks. Mentioned in news article here

ridethectrain on June 14, 2021 at 9:41 am

Please update, became a twin on December 23, 1983 and a Fiveplex on August 15, 1997

Soundman176 on November 29, 2022 at 12:20 pm

The Cinemart was featured on Season 8 Episode 7 of BLUE BLOODS.

Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on August 9, 2023 at 6:36 pm

Noticed a thank you to the owner of the theater in the end credits of Shortcomings. Anyone know if this was used for some of the “Berkeley” movie theatre scenes in the movie?

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