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stevenstaples commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

TEENAGE MOTHER WAS FILMED ON LONG ISLAND?! That’s nuts. I have it on DVD. Will have to check that out.

stevenstaples commented about AMC Dine-In Levittown 10 on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:19 am

I saw my first movie here in 1985 – “Santa Claus: The Movie,” starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. At the time, they lobby still had the giant paintings of old movie stars – John Wayne, etc. I would love to see photos of that.

Years later, I worked at this theater as an usher/concession/ticket seller. It was a great experience. I once got into a conversation with the projectionist, and asked him what his favorite movie they ever screened there was. He said “MASH.”

stevenstaples commented about Levittown Theatre on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

In the 1990s, they used to do children’s birthday parties at this theater. If you had your party here, you received a year’s free pass to the theater for your entire family. Sweet deal. They also put your name on the marquee AND gave you a video.

I had my 10th birthday here in 1991. They showed “Edward Scissorhands.” I also had my 12th birthday here in 1993 – they showed “The Mighty Ducks.” Great place. Definitely miss it.

stevenstaples commented about UA Cinema 150 on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:11 am

Of all of the movie theaters on Long Island, this is the one I miss the most. In 1999, my senior year of high school, I was a part of a large group of die-hard “Wars-ies” who camped out for “The Phantom Menace” tickets. I waited in line for 17 hours. The experience was MUCH better than the movie.

The balcony was an added bonus. I saw a bunch of movies here through the years – “Back to the Future Part III,” “Batman Returns,” “Batman Forever,” the Star Wars Special Editions, “Air Force One,” “Contact” —– many others. The last movie I was able to see before this place closed for good was “Mission Impossible 2.”

stevenstaples commented about Mid-Island Triplex on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

The first movie I saw at this theater was “Ghostbusters 2” in 1989. It was when they housed a video store. The video store was selling giant “Ghostbusters” cookies. That was a treat.

Through the years, I saw a few others here – “Sgt. Bilko,” “The Frighteners,” “Independence Day,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “Home Alone 2,” “The X-Files Fight the Future,” – and then some indie flicks, like “Pieces of April.”

A cool little theater. It’s a shame it’s not there anymore.