Jackson Heights Cinema

40-31 82nd Street,
Jackson Heights, NY 11373

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Divinity
Divinity on October 21, 2004 at 4:51 pm

Warren,
The owners must be doing something right since they are still doing good buisness with subtitles in Spanish. I wasnt aware that the subtitles block the entire screen and would cause patrons to go elsewhere. I for one will be attending since it will help me practice for my Spanish class next semester. Are you saying that it is inapprorriate to have subtitles since Spanish, a language spoken by most of the area residents, buisness owners and patrons of the theater. Perhaps you should suggest that subtitles be removed from theaters showing foreign films as well. At foreign film festivals we can all just sit around in the dark and guess what the actors are saying.

RobertR
RobertR on September 14, 2004 at 4:43 am

I cant believe that the neighborhood gave the owners a problem about adding screens to the Plaza. That area needs improvement and movie patrons spend money in areas around the theatre in restaurants and shopping. Makes no sense.

br91975
br91975 on September 14, 2004 at 4:43 am

The Jackson Triplex, the Plaza 1 & 2 in Corona, and the Ridgewood are the three properties of the Queen City mini-chain of theatres.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 4, 2004 at 11:57 am

The Jackson has switched to showing the latest Hollywood movies with Spanish sub-titles, apparently to compensate for the closing of the Plaza in Corona, which had the same policy. I feel sorry for the many residents of Jackson Heights who speak enough English that they don’t require sub-titles. To see the latest American movies in their original versions, they must now travel to Astoria, Sunnyside or Forest Hills, which are the nearest communities with theatres showing them without Spanish sub-titles.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 21, 2004 at 10:54 am

The Jackson Theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp and opened in the 1920s with movies only. It had no stage facilities and never presented vaudeville, though during silent days it had a resident orhestra that played accompaniment to the movies. It also never had a balcony. It was designed in the so-called “stadium” style, with a raised section of seats at the rear of the orchestra floor. It was this “stadium” section that formed the basis for the two additional auditoriums…The Jackson was originally built and operated by Grob & Knobel, a small circuit also responsible for the Boulevard Theatre in Jackson Heights and the Sunnyside Theatre (both also designed by Herbert J. Krapp). In 1928, Grob & Knobel sold all three theatres to William Fox, who lost them in bankruptcy in 1930. In a liquidation of the Fox properties, the Jackson and Boulevard were taken over by Skouras Theatres and the Sunnyside by Century. The Boulevard still stands, but turned into an Hispanic restaurant/theatre. The Sunnyside was totally demolished in the 1960s to make way for a supermarket and its parking lot.

William
William on November 15, 2003 at 7:49 am

The Jackson’s address is 40-31 82nd Street.