Richmond Theatre

2795 Richmond Avenue,
Staten Island, NY 10314

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Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., RKO

Functions: Retail

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Richmond Theatre

Located in the New Springville district of Staten Island. Spacious modern theatre opened by Century Theatres on June 14, 1967 with David Niven in “Casino Royale”. Showed only United Artists releases 1968-1980 so this was the house to see the Beatles, James Bond, Woody Allen, Rocky, and Pink Panther movies.

Showed newsreels of first Ali/Frasier fight in 1970 with a James Bond double bill. Midnight shows included the Three Stooges, Little Rascals, Bloopers. Last movie: “Back to The Future” on September 5, 1985.

Now the Jembro variety store.

Contributed by Pete Delaney

Recent comments (view all 30 comments)

MovieManBill on September 20, 2008 at 4:46 pm

My sister took me to a midnight show of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” when I was around 12 years old (around 1979). The place was filled with rowdy teens, but I had a great time. She also took me to see “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” (a live Monty Python movie). My sister Cathy is 7 years older than me and she was a constant participant at the showings of “Rocky Horror” at the Island Theater in the adjoining shopping center. I’m sure she has some good stories to tell.

Garth on February 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm

The book Going To The Movies On Staten Island wrongly states both this theatre and the Jerry Lewis Cinema on Forest Ave were demolished after closing. Is the building still vacant?

Garth on March 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

The theatre is now a Magic Tree store.

Bill Hebner
Bill Hebner on July 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

To the comments from 3 years ago regarding Shop-Rite at 985 Richmond Ave. That is still a Shop-Rite and is at the corner of Forest Ave. There used to be a Shop-Rite in the Pergament Center, where Century’s Richmond building still is. Shop & Stop replaced Shop-Rite. There were also a Beefsteak Charlie’s and Roll ‘n’ Roaster at some point. Best Buy (now) used to be Pergament Home Center and was Korvette’s before that. I am too young to remember the Drive-in, but spent some time between the Richmond and the Island Twin.

Hey MovieManBill, when did your sister go to Rocky Horror? I went between 84 and 86-87 and am curious as to whether I know her.

robboehm on April 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

It’s interesting to note that when Century started expanding into shopping centers they also left their normal stomping grounds of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for the Richmond and the Paramus.

robboehm on April 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

I knew of the theater’s existence but initially couldn’t find in on CT because I was looking under New Springville, a reference I had seen in the Advance.

robboehm on May 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm

I was speaking with someone from the Staten Island Historical Society about the Greenridge/New Springville issue. She said there is often that confusion. But she referred me to a book by Colin Reed entitled “Going to the Movies on Staten Island” in which he mentioned the theater and also had the copy of an ad, by Century, which specified it was a Red Carpet Theater in the Korvette Shopping Center in New Springville.

So my question to Pete Delaney, who put the theater on CT is what source did you have for the Greenridge designation?

rivest266 on November 6, 2021 at 6:31 pm

“Casion Royale” opened the Century’s Richmond Theatre on June 14th, 1967. Grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain on November 8, 2021 at 11:37 am

Please update, theatre closed September 5, 1985

marina_m_1976 on September 4, 2023 at 7:56 pm

Films I remember seeing there: A Christmas Story, Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Gremlins.

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