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Actually closed at the moment from April 25 to May 25 for more renovations. Theater reopens May 26 with X-Men: Apocalypse on 2 screens and Love and Friendship on Friday the 27th. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrives June 2. There will be reclining seats and the other 2 screens are still to come.
Now $16.49 in the afternoons and $17.99 at night. With 3D figure $20.49 in afternoon and $21.99 at night, ridiculous.
Per their website currently only 2 screens are open as they transition to recliner seats, a new bathroom and other improvements.
They’ve gone live on reserved seating now. I went with my wife there today, booked through Fandango. Anyway one woman went to the window and was told to pick out her seat she said not this here too, asked for her money back and then said she wouldn’t come to this theater anymore.
I’d like to know why whenever I receive an e-mail that someone has responded to a comment I’ve made about this theater I find only my comments listed here.
Since they have been remodeled prices were raised yesterday. Before 11:50 AM it’s now $6.49 which is okay but afternoon matinees are now $11.49 adult, $9.99 child or senior. Evening is now $12.99 and of course extra for 3-D.
Theater 1 appears to be the big seating screen with 105. I’d swear screens 1 & 6 used to have the same seating capacity before the renovation.
I remember going there in 1980 for a sneak preview of “Altered States” in December. I went to the ticket window and the ticket seller said “Merry Christmas” and let me in free.
Actually now per AMC’s website the 6th screen is move over of The Hatefull Eight.
Theater reopens tomorrow evening. Norm of the North opens there. There are 2 rejects from Fresh Meadows,Concussion and Joy plus 3 films that played here before, Brooklyn, Spotlight and the Big Short, perfect I guess after the Academy Award nominations. It looks per Fandango’s listing that only 5 screens are playing at the moment. The films have later showings during the week, more on par with the summer and holidays. I think their schedules will resemble last year, smaller releases and older films. It will look more packed though.
After writing the above the theater is closed to January 15 for more renovations they (AMC) know we will love.
That should be the Big Short.
They’ve redone theaters 4 to 6 and I’ve been in 6 to see Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Big Shirt. Theater 6 now sits 98 (it used to list 300 capacity) and I counted the smaller screens which have only 46 seats now as opposed to I think it was 140. These screens have got to be the smallest capacity in Queens. I think with the limited seating they will continue on their merry way of the last few years of opening films with limited interest on the bigger screens and still have moveovers from Fresh Meadows on the small. I could be wrong I hope.
As of today Monday October 19, only theaters 1, 2 & 3 are open. Screens 4 to 6 are closed for conversion to the leather laid back seats that AMC has in Fresh Meadows and are going into Roosevelt Field. This half of the theater should be finished by December when 1 to 3 will close for the same period and all work is expected to be done by February. This per their afternoon manager who was there when I went to the 1 PM showing of Bridge of Spies (highly recommended). They got rid of the Martian and Hotel Transylvania which are also in Fresh Meadows and the Intern. Outside of Bridge of Spies the other 2 open screens are playing moveovers from Fresh Meadows, the Walk, Black Mass and The Perfect Man. I wonder if we will get more first run films now (I would think so). Will we still get moveovers. While Fresh Meadows was renovating they still had new films open, albeit fewer. Bay Terrace was more active at the time.
The comments are based on Fandango’s listings for this theater as of Friday July 24th (Inside Out). The pricing I listed is for Fresh Meadows, not Bay Terrace. I was pointing out how outrageous the prices are for sister complex Fresh Meadows where everything goes and where they max out the 3D showings. The non chain theaters around say Douglaston, Flushing, even Glen Cove usually only show 1 or 2 showings a day of films in 3D with the rest normal.
I’m not against the Korean films, it’s the lack of regular ones. Mostly we get outside a few in their first week, the older films when they are kicked out of the fancier sister theater in Fresh Meadows. To top it off they brought Inside Out back in its 6th weekend, on 2 screens!!!
No new films except a Korean one the last 2 weeks and ripoff Fresh Meadows getting everything. A couple of weeks ago they lowered the prices on pre noontime showings to $5.49/ Fresh Meadows has raised nighttime to $16.99 + $4 for 3D (almost every showing is always in 3D) to $20.99.
Only 1 major release this month here, Hot Pursuit and it hasn’t done too well at the box office.
So 6 weekends after they got “American Sniper” they have yet to have any further first run releases. Being surrounded by Regal’s Midway and Atlas Mall doesn’t help; I’m sure that chain has first dib on all new releases.
If the theater closes after today as they say the owner rejected a 6 month stay the final pictures to play there are, The Interview, Annie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombs, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Top 5 and Penguins of Madagascar.
Into the Woods too at the last moment.
All right they gave us Imitation Game and Big Eyes.
For the first time in the 17 Christmas seasons I have lived here we are not getting any new releases for the season. Into the Woods and Unbroken, the final wide releases of 2014 are also opening in Fresh Meadows which got Annie, Night at the Museum and The Hobbit this past weekend. Maybe we will join the Sunnyside on January 4 and close also. At least they got last week’s openers. Even the Cinemart which I passed by today is advertising a first run, American Sniper coming in January 16. We used to get every musical (except for “Rent”) but both over there at the sister. Maybe we’ll become a T.J.Maxx like the American in Parkchester, the Barnes and Nobles by St. John'’s and the Borders at the Atlas mall.
Not Fresh Meadows and when did the prices start ending in 9’s.
Rates are different here now. AM before 11:55 AM down a penny to $6.49. Afternoons before 4 is $8.99 up 24 cents and evenings are $10.49 down a penny.