Green Acres Cinemas

610 W. Sunrise Highway,
Valley Stream, NY 11581

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MSC77 on March 10, 2024 at 12:23 pm

Chelsearicky… When did “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” play Green Acres in 70mm?

Chelsearicky on March 9, 2024 at 1:13 pm

For many years this was my favorite theater outside of Manhattan. Saw so many of my favorites here: ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Miracle Worker’, ‘Doctor Zhivago’, ‘West Side Story’…..too many to remember. The last films I remember seeing here prior to its being converted to a triplex were 70MM presentations of ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’.

robboehm on August 23, 2022 at 5:46 pm

Only film I ever saw there was a revival of Gone With the Wind. And true to the name the marquee signboard had blown off in a windstorm.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 23, 2022 at 12:20 pm

Never saw a film here once it was triplexed. I saw all those films you mentioned at this theater as well. But not The Right Stuff it seems! Jury is still out about Evil Dead.

ridethectrain on August 22, 2022 at 7:39 pm

The few films I saw there when it was a single screen, Ghandhi, For Your Eyes Only, Victor Victoria and Death Wish 2. Saw many films when it was a triplex and a sixplex

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 21, 2022 at 1:46 pm

I guess perhaps I have! It has been nearly 40 years, and the both theaters were down the road from each other. Thinking back in my mind’s eye, I suppose the theater where I saw the Right Stuff was a bit smaller than the Green Acres would have been (I remember because I was a third wheel on that particular night, and after the movie we grabbed a bite at Red Lobster). The other films I mentioned were definitely here at the Century’s Green Acres. Ridethectrain, I have a similar memory of seeing Evil Dead at the Green Acres, then chowing down at Red Lobster afterward. Am I also wrong about that one?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm

So take that, Ed…! You’ve been schooled.

ridethectrain on August 17, 2022 at 8:41 pm

The Right Stuff played at the Sunrise Cinema in 70MM, never played at the Green Acres

vindanpar on August 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm

We had a Century Theater in Paramus NJ where I’ve posted. It was a beauty just like this one. But unfortunately it was twinned in the very early 70s so I only saw very few films when it was single screen. It was split down the middle so you were watching a small screen from the side. Kind of like the Quad in Manhattan but at least there you were looking at the screen head on. It was a very sad harbinger of things to come when showmanship began to be discarded. But you hardly needed showmanship for a lot of the films they began making in the 70s. That died out with Oliver and Funny Girl.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on August 15, 2022 at 9:16 am

The opening film at the original Green Acres in 1961 was “Gone With the Wind,” in a revival keyed to the “Civil War Centennial.” Ad displayed here

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 12, 2021 at 10:26 am

Loved this theater when it was a single screen. Super big screen and great sound. Saw a few Bond films here, all 3 Sensurround movies, Lion Of The Desert with Anthony Quinn, The Right Stuff, Tess, a double bill of Animal Crackers and WC Feilds & Me, and several others. It was first rate theater back then!

davidcoppock on December 12, 2021 at 4:50 am

I bet when it was open, it was the place to be!?

ridethectrain on October 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm

Please update total seats 1471 six cinemas based on National Amusements timetable, became a triplex on December 14, 1983 and finally six screens on June 22, 1988 (downstairs 3 screens and the remaining 3 screens upstairs a month later).

ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 12:02 pm

June 22, 1988 with Who Frammed Roger Rabit. Theatre 4, 5 and 6 a month later

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 31, 2019 at 7:42 am

Good grief, that Olive Garden has been open for years already…

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 31, 2019 at 6:15 am

It re-opened as a sixplex but Cineplex Odeon opened a few screens while work was still going on in the others.

davidcoppock on October 31, 2019 at 12:47 am

A Italian restaurant(Olive Garden) is being built on this site.

davidcoppock on October 31, 2019 at 12:46 am

Reopened by Cineplex Odeon(date unknown?)(3 screens?) with “Who framed Roger Rabbit”, “Licence to drive” and “Arthur 2 on the rocks”.

ridethectrain on October 30, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Please update, National Amusements took over the Green Acres from Cineplex Odeon on June 15, 1990. Just update the display ads

robboehm on September 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

ridethetrain but the Sunrise Cinemas also closed.

ridethectrain on August 31, 2019 at 6:25 pm

National Amusements took control sometime in 1991. They would sometime show new pictures or films that originally played at the Sunrise. In the late years, both theatres show the same films (so people that didn’t want to go through metal detectors would chose the Green Acres).

The company was so cheap, it wouldn’t upgrade the theatre. They would refuse to put in either Dolby Digital or DTS Sound. Also, wouldn’t put cupholders on the seats. When digital projections came out, the Sunrise Cinemas got all screen digital projection.

National Amusements if they would of spent money upgrading this theatre, maybe it still open.

davidcoppock on May 6, 2019 at 8:44 am

No longer the place to be!!

robboehm on May 6, 2019 at 6:49 am

Doubt if any of the current leases are more than twenty years if you look at some of the entries on CT.

dallasmovietheaters on May 6, 2019 at 4:00 am

Century’s Green Acres Theatre launched September 15, 1961 with “Two Women” on a 50-year lease. The theatre had 1,683 seats at its opening with a single screen. It was located in the Green Acres Shopping Center and closed at the end of lease on September 18, 2011.