Elwood Cinemas

1950 Jericho Turnpike,
East Northport, NY 11731

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Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Elwood Cinema, Elwood Quad

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Elwood Cinemas

The Elwood Cinema was opened in the 1960’s as a single screen cinema. It was twinned in 1971. In 2001 it was reconstructed into a quad cinema. The Elwood Cinemas is an independent family owned cinema. In September/October 2013, new seats were installed in all 4 auditoriums. It was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions in October 2020. It was due to reopen in May 2022, but by 2023 it remained closed. In December 2023 it was opened as a gymnasium.

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Recent comments (view all 47 comments)

robboehm on June 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

The only difference in the appearance of the facade as a single screen, twin or quad are the designation “twin” or “quad” and the style of lettering is still the same. I would venture that the word “elwood” is the original and the adds on were made to match.

moviegoer on August 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I’ve seen a bunch of you responding to “moviegoer”’s comment from 12/19/06. I’m moviegoer and this is my first post on this theater. The 12/19/06 post that you guys have responded to seems to be attributed to someone called “stlogije.” Enough people have responded to “moviegoer” that I must assume that post was previously erroneously attributed to me due to some Cinema Treasures technical glitch.

CaptRonLI on September 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

We had my son’s fifth birthday there and it was a blast. The staff was phenomenal and even the party run a little longer than it should have. It’s also the only theater that I know of that charges under $10 for first-run fare. Great, great theater.

baysider73 on December 6, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Theater is now permanently closed as of 10/20 per Newsday. The owner could not renew the lease of this theater. Another casualty of this pandemic.

robboehm on December 6, 2020 at 8:10 pm

I’m sure the handwriting was on the wall for the Elwood anyway when the nearby Huntington Plaza opened.

Bloop on December 19, 2021 at 8:27 am

Finally closed . I cannot believe it lasted for this long! It proves one thing : Location , Location , Location. I guess Locals that did not want to drive to Huntington Village for a movie? I also think the Commack MultiPlex closing - gave Elwood another decade or so , of life. And as I can see; they played up that “kiddie party” thing too.

robboehm on August 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm

In May 2022 the owner said he would reopen. This has not yet happened.

ridethectrain on August 4, 2022 at 1:37 pm

please list Closed, still hasn’t reopened. The owners will be the same as South Bay

robboehm on August 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm

ridethetrain owners the same as South Bay? It’s doomed. South Bay has been “under renovation” since 2017.

CaptRonLI on December 20, 2023 at 11:53 am

Marked this one as “Permanently Closed.” Retro Fitness is moving in there and has signs up (if it hasn’t opened yet). Sad to see this place go - I remember seeing “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” here opening weekend and the lines stretched all the way down the strip mall. Later had a lot of great movie nights with my own kids. The prices were great, and the staff was wonderful and friendly. It’ll be missed.

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