Atlas Park Stadium 8

80-28 Cooper Avenue,
Glendale, NY 11385

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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 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 on May 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

NIce looking theatre.

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

Tinseltoes on May 7, 2010 at 7:25 am

More on the problems at Atlas Park. I wonder if they have hurt attendance at the multiplex?
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zoetmb on August 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

It opened 5/19/2006

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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 27, 2009 at 7:51 am

Nicholas Hirshon reports in today’s NY Daily News: “Prepare for a new era at the Shops at Atlas Park. ATCO Properties & Management, which has run the Glendale mall since it opened in 2006, said last week it will step aside Feb. 19 as the center’s operator and leasing agent. ATCO’s French lenders, Calyon and Societe Generale, will choose the new managers, said Damon Hemmerdinger, the mall’s development director.”

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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 25, 2008 at 5:58 am


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 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 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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 2, 2008 at 7:48 am

The Starbucks at Atlas Park is one of the 600 outlets that the national chain will be closing soon. I guess that overall business at the Atlas Park mall hasn’t been up to expectations. The MTA recently extended two bus lines in hopes of getting more people to go to Atlas Park, amidst many complaints from residents who want the status quo.

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 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$e extra dollar$.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 28, 2007 at 8:40 am

“Legend” is being shown at the Midway in Forest Hills, which is probably why it’s not at Atlas Park. Too close for comfort! The Atlas Park shopping center is being heavily promoted for its proximity to Forest Hills. In fact, Glendale is rarely mentioned in its radio ads.

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 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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 28, 2007 at 6:32 am

A new radio advertising campaign for the Atlas Park shopping center gives only a location of “just off Forest Hills,” with no mention of Glendale. I guess that Glendale is not sufficently well-known to the majority of Queens residents. I would also guess that the merchants and theatres in Forest Hills proper won’t be too happy with that message, which could take business away from them.

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 on December 1, 2006 at 2:48 pm

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

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.