Regal Ronkonkoma Stadium 9

565 Portion Road,
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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ridethectrain on June 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

The theatre was short lived up under the Hoyts Cinemas banner, became Regal Cinemas on July 9, 1999. Display ad in photos section.

ridethectrain on June 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

the real grand opening ad in photos secton

ridethectrain on June 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

the real grand opening ad in photos secton

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 7:44 am

Grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain on September 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Please update, theatre open October 9, 1998

DavidZornig on November 7, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Grand Opening ad added said to be 1999. Courtesy of Richard Doughten.

robboehm on July 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

Wow, a whole 728 seats. In the day most single screen theaters had more than that.

greenth1ng on July 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

New seating capacities at this theater following the installation of Regal’s new “king-size” recliners (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theaters 1 & 9 – 78 seats

  • Theaters 2 & 8 – 47 seats

  • Theaters 3 & 7 – 60 seats

  • Theaters 4 & 6 – 100 seats

  • Theater 5 – 158 seats

robboehm on March 25, 2014 at 8:43 am

Don’t know why it was built in the first place. There have been so many theaters in the general vicinity which have not survived: Ronkonkoma, Lakeside Cinema, College Plaza Twins, Patchogue Multiplex.

stang119 on March 25, 2014 at 8:29 am

I went here for the first time yesterday. Very surprised at how nice it is. Does anyone know if this theatre is profitable? The area is kinda dingy and only a few people there.

Bway on April 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

They also held church services on Sundays at the former Patchogue Multiplex untill it closed. It’s a good way for extra money, and the church services are usually held in the morning before the movie theater opens anyway.

robboehm on April 9, 2011 at 5:25 am

It’s not uncommon for services at movie theatres. I believe they’re still doing it in Mastic.

CSWalczak on April 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

According to this blog item with a picture, an unconventional pastor is looking to hold church services at this theater: View link.

robboehm on April 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I was surprised when this theatre opened because the area had such a poor history of theatre support for the Ronkonkoma, Jerry Lewis (later Lakeside Cinema) and College Plaza twins. And it’s exterior has to be the most unattractive of all the multiplexes.

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 9:38 am

Here’s a satelite image of the Regal. It must have been taken early in the morning as the lot is empty!

Bway on June 8, 2006 at 8:00 am

I agree. While I like the Island 16 better (it’s more state of the art), the Ronkonkoma is less of a hassle, and quite comfortable. Like I said above, the Ronkonkoma was quite state of the art itself when it first opened. It was the first stadium theater i was in to that point.

moviegoer on May 4, 2005 at 11:03 pm

This is a pretty nice place to see a movie. Espcially now that Island 16 has opened, it’s not such a madhouse there. And 9 seems like a nice number of screens. Keeps the crowds reasonable.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on November 4, 2004 at 3:38 pm

It is a clean design and similar to the UA Farmingdale and UA Westbury, the other Regal Mega-plexes on the island.

fred1 on October 14, 2004 at 11:24 am

this was orignal a hoyts theater but never made good in long island

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on October 14, 2004 at 7:50 am

Nice theater but very cold in design.

Bway on October 14, 2004 at 6:40 am

This theater was always a madhouse when it first opened. I guess now that the novelty has worn of about stadium seating (now that other multiplexes have it now too), it is not quite the madhouse anymore, although is still a nice theater. You used to have to come really early, otherwise the movie you wanted to see would be sold out, or you would get stuck in the first row if it wasn’t.