Atlas Park Stadium 8

80-28 Cooper Avenue,
Glendale, NY 11385

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Bway
Bway on August 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm

With prices like that, the theater will probably go down with the rest of this mall. The place is like a ghost town.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on August 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I just passed this theater at the mall yesterday and could not believe that in Queens there is a cinema charging $13 admission, $17 for 3D. I think the $13 general admission (non 3D) is the most I’ve seen in all of New York, higher than even Manhattan. In Boston recently I saw $12.50 at the AMC Boston Commons cinema.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

I wonder if they are non-union projectionists.Can they get away with that in New York like they do down South in all these right to work states. Local 629.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

NIce looking theatre.

fred1
fred1 on May 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

This area is very middle class most of the stores are for the upper east side of NYC, the Hamptons ,or Beverly Hills.Except for Regal and Border’s book store I will have no reason to go there

zoetmb
zoetmb on August 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

It opened 5/19/2006

Bway
Bway on May 18, 2009 at 9:06 am

I am sure the economy didn’t help the already struggling Atlas Park mall. Personally, the idea was a little “high end” for the area.

Bway
Bway on November 25, 2008 at 9:36 am

Well it sounds like the stores are having more trouble than the theater or the restaurants in there….. “People come to see a movie and to eat, and bypass the stores”.
Well one kiss of death is that you have to pay for parking. That right away shuts out “just lookers”, who often leave with buying something.

PeterKoch
PeterKoch on September 23, 2008 at 9:27 am

Good for you, Brooklyn Jim. I’m glad you survived the Jamaica Multiplex at s/e corner of Jamaica and Parsons. Glad it was comfortable. Glad of your book & DVD bargains at Borders, and that it made your trip worthwhile.

It reads like Atlas Park has some serious upscale snob and overpricing problems, which could lead to its undoing.

And now to respond to Lost Memory’s wonderful post of Jul 6, 2006 at 5:06pm, at the top of this page :

A Lenny Bruce bit, “Maria Ouspenskaya Interview” :

“Tank you veddy much, ladies und gentlemen, I chust vant to say, dat Helen Hayes is a fink; I am de real Anastasia !”

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on September 18, 2008 at 8:02 am

On my second trip to this struggling mall on a recent overcast day, I tried to see “Righteous Kill,” but the theater changed the times for weekday shows. Just as well: matinee and senior prices are high. Saw it instead at the nondescript (but very comfortable) Jamaica Multiplex for two bucks less.

P.S.: Got a couple of book & DVD bargains at Borders, which made the original trip worthwhile…

Bway
Bway on August 2, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Well you even have to pay to park to shop at that place! No wonder few people go there.
But all said and done, the Atlas PArk had to be the final nail in the coffin for the not so far away Ridgewood Theater. Now the Atlas is the only movie theater in the area, unless going to Forest Hills.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on July 14, 2008 at 6:45 am

I just went to this theater for the first time on Saturday and saw “Meet Dave”. $11 a ticket, I was shocked, that’s higher than in Manhattan.

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on December 31, 2007 at 7:39 am

I noticed in the paper this weekend that “Legend” has been added. Atla$ probably didn’t want to mi$$ out on tho$e extra dollar$.

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on December 28, 2007 at 8:08 am

I got a charge out of the fact that the old Ridgewood Theater booked “I Am Legend” and new Atlas Park 8 didn’t! Ha!

Bway
Bway on October 28, 2007 at 10:53 am

I believe the Atlas Park is also supposed to be a bit more ‘upscale", perhaps fitting a bit more with Forest Hills than Glendale. It’s probably a combination of all scenarios mentioned.

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on May 20, 2007 at 5:31 pm

Well its looks like Bway Chris beat by a year on adding this theatre ….I’ll go halves on the curse.

Some of the contractors who built the theatre used to eat their lunches at Yermans Pub on Cooper/Aubrey..they were in there,that they are memorialized with their own names engraved on brass plates on top of the bar.

So I wonder when Jimmy was going to put me and my friends name on the bar..we do play on the bar team and are steady customers?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 1, 2006 at 2:48 pm

Does anyone know the capacities of each screen in screen order.

moviegal63
moviegal63 on September 14, 2006 at 11:11 pm

I had a relatively good experience recently at the Atlas Park Theater. Besides it being the regular chain theater, and not that I am any sort of fan of Regal, I was quite surprised. Some of the managers I’m not sure know what they are doing yet, and everyone always seems to be on their cellphone, but I had fast and friendly service none-the-less. The one complaint that I had was there were no paper towels in the bathroom. However, the bathroom was very clean. The theaters were all a relatively good size. I’d say that biggest theater (I think theater 8) seats around 300. I stayed over the 3 hour limit for my parking pass, but it was still only $2.50. Plus, the security and convienency of the parking is well worth it.

Theaterat
Theaterat on July 11, 2006 at 4:41 am

I came, I saw, I was unimpressed. The lobby is nice though. And that name- Atlas Park! Sounds like a place where muscle men hang out.

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on July 10, 2006 at 11:54 am

Thought it was Ratt’s “Round and Round.” Oh, well. (BTW, garlic is also effective on Middle Eastern vampire types. Go ask Mustafa and Waleed down on Atlantic Ave.)

What strong gray matter you have upstairs, LM! Had totally forgotten about the gas station parking behind the theater on Wyckoff. My neighbor used it frequently. IMHO, the RKO Madison was the classier of the two theaters, so yeah, as you said, go figure. Perhaps future historians (or former Madison managers) will eventually clue us in regarding its seemingly premature closing. Hopefully, anyway…

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on July 10, 2006 at 7:45 am

Parking in Ridgewood has been a royal PIA since the 1960s. That’s why the Good Lord invented the Myrtle el, the Canarsie subway and the B/Q-58 bus, making the Ridgewood Theater (and the former RKO Madison) very accessible. At least the new Atlas will validate their reasonably low parking fee, at least for now – a sure win bet at OTB.

[Curses don’t bother me in the slightest, LM…as long as I have some garlic, silver bullets and a cross. As Linda Blair autographed an 8x10 for my son a few years ago, “Greg, you make my head spin!” LOL!]

EMarkisch
EMarkisch on July 10, 2006 at 7:21 am

Does anyone have a breakdown of the number of seats for each of the 8 theaters that make up the total of 1641 seats noted above?

Bway
Bway on July 10, 2006 at 4:01 am

Not to mention the Oasis! I went there quite often when I lived in Ridgewood (and it was open) often.

EMarkisch
EMarkisch on July 10, 2006 at 3:27 am

Yes, one does have to pay for parking at Atlas Park, which does act as a deterrent to going to the multiplex, as well as to the rest of the shopping complex.

However, parking for the theater is only $2.00 for a 3 hour period. That is, if you have your parking ticket validated at the box office.

Concerning the Ridgewood, I may be wrong, but I would imagine that the majority of their customers are walk ins from the immediate area and very few come by other modes of transportation. Even though they are located right near a transit hub. They book the “safe” popular new releases available at every other multiplex in town and nothing unique to draw a crowd from outside the neighborhood. Without doubt, this is the secret to their survival in this day and age. It is still a “neighborhood theater” and has the advantage of being the only game in town. Long gone are the days when the immediate area supported, in addition to the Ridgewood, the RKO Madison, the Parthenon and the Irving/Mozart. All within a few blocks of each other.