College Point Multiplex
28 - 55 Ulmer Street,
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The College Point Multiplex theatre, situated on the Whitestone Expressway, was opened in 1999. Contrary to the newspapers listing of Whitestone (and the name of the theatre itself), the big box is located in Flushing, NY. As for the threatre, it is typical of other National Amusement theatres – twelve screens and nothing on! They tend to show forgettable action films and childrens films. The action films are repeated on two or more screens. You would not be able to find any indie movies (or Fox Searchlight material) at this outlet. On occasion one can find TWO good films among the usual action formulas.
It should also be noted that this is the closest theatre to the #7 terminus in Downtown Flushing (a ten minute walk from the tragically shuttered RKO Keith’s). Needless to say this threatre could never replace the Keiths. However, the theatre was part of the College Point Corp Park renewal program. National Amusements built their theatre several years after the closing of Adventures Inn (a story in itself). I suppose it is better that a big box theatre should exist rather than a mini amusement park that fell into disrepair.
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