Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas

159-02 Jamaica Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11425

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Bway on February 17, 2005 at 4:33 pm

Sorry, typo, my first sentence above should have read:

I agree, a simple “I believe the above information is incorrect, the correct information is…..” is all that’s needed, not belittling remarks.

Bway on February 17, 2005 at 4:32 pm

I agree, a simple “I believe the above information is incorrect, the correct information is…..” is all that’s, not belittling remarks. This is supposed to be a community of people who want to talk about theaters, not a contest on who knows the most.
That is all I will say about this matter.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 16, 2005 at 7:18 pm

If you see wrong information here or anywhere else on the site, it’s best to simply post a comment with the correct information. If the wrong information is in the theatre description, you should also fill out the Contact Us form specifying a Correction.

In any case, there is absolutely no need to insult someone who made a mistake or whose memory may be faulty.

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[Deleted] on February 16, 2005 at 5:05 pm

I rather enjoy the name ‘Mr Perfect’. Faulty data is not acceptable. People will accept it as fact and that is intolerable.

RobertR on February 16, 2005 at 1:04 pm

It’s nice we have the lonely shut in’s who have nothing better to do then nitpick over other peoples postings. “Mr. Perfect” should spend more time in Jamaica and tell us all about this “true cinema treasure”.

Benjamin on February 16, 2005 at 10:22 am

Some questions:

Here is a list of the pre-Jamaica Multiplex movie theaters that were located in “downtown” Jamaica: the Savoy and the Fox Jamaica, (two theaters I know very little about); the Hilllside, the Merrick, the Alden and the Valencia (four theaters that I remember to some extent from the late 1950s and early 1960s). Were there ever any others in “downtown” Jamaica? And, if so, where were they located and what became of them?

I recall an empty theater on the south side of Jamaica Ave. just west of Parsons Blvd., which I believe is the Fox Jamaica referred to by Warren.

Where exactly was the Savoy, and what was on the site in the late 1950s or early 1960s?

Thanks in advance for any info that anyone has.

br91975 on February 16, 2005 at 9:02 am

In NYC, National Amusements operates as such — i.e., the National Amusements Whitestone Multiplex in The Bronx.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 16, 2005 at 8:15 am

If you fill out the Contact Us form, specifying a “Correction” and including a link to this page, someone will come along to fix the name, number of screens, seat count, etc.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 16, 2005 at 7:57 am

I don’t know about NYC, but in the Boston area, National Amusements operates as ‘Showcase Cinemas’. Most of their theatres here have no name at all. They are listed in newspaper ads simply with the names of their towns — Woburn, Lowell, Lawrence, Revere, etc.

PeterKoch on February 16, 2005 at 6:41 am

How is it listed in the major NYC newspapers ? What name is on the building itself ?

Bway on February 15, 2005 at 4:54 pm

I don’t know anything about the proper name for this theater, as I have never even set foot in it, however, in tradition, National Amusements used to always call their multiplexes, in the past anyway:
“……..Multiplex Cinemas” as in Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas (now closed), and Commack Multiplex Cinemas (soon closing). Currently NA has other ways of of naming them as they build the “de lux” theaters, but “Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas” probably should at least be the second name above, as that seems fitting to many of NA’s multiplexes, and the official National Amusements website lists it as “Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas”:
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National Amusements Jamaica Center could be the former name or another name that had been used at one time, so maybe it sould become the “secondary” name above.

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[Deleted] on February 15, 2005 at 4:29 pm

Perhaps you should inform National Amusements that their theatre has changed names as they are unaware of it at this time. Current movie lists also show this theatre as Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas. The fact remains that this theatre has 15 screens not 12 as shown above. Proper research would have shown you the correct number.

RobertR on February 15, 2005 at 10:59 am

Proper research on your part would have told you that National Amusements has altered the name since it opened.

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[Deleted] on February 15, 2005 at 10:35 am

The proper name for this theatre is Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas which has 15 screens not 12. Proper research leads to better knowledge.

R143 on October 21, 2004 at 8:33 am

How are the auditoriums in this theater, like the other new National Amusements auditoriums recently built?

PeterKoch on April 28, 2004 at 10:55 am

A few of the others besides the Valencia were the Hillside, the Savoy, the Fox Jamaica, the Alden, and the Merrick, q.v. (which see) on this site.