Regal UA Midway
108-22 Queens Boulevard,
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Operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: RKO Midway Theatre, UA Midway Stadium 9
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News About This Theater
Located in the Forest Hills section of Queens. The RKO Midway Theatre (named for the famous Battle of Midway) was opened on September 24, 1942 with Monty Woolley in “The Pied Piper” and Lloyd Nolan in “Just Off Broadway”. It had a seating capacity for 2,002 in orchestra and balcony levels and was designed by Thomas W. Lamb Associates, which included S. Charles Lee. In the summer of 1977 United Artists converted it into a quad. It was sold in June 1997 to the Heskel Group. The total purchase price, which included the nearby Forest Hills Theatre, was $9 million.
The theatre was closed on September 4, 1997 and completely renovated into a nine-screen multiplex with 1,931-seats. Following a year of construction, the Midway Theatre reopened as the UA Midway 9 on November 20, 1998 and is now one of Queens' best performing movie theatres.
Sadly, the theatre’s original interior appearance was mostly lost during the conversion, but its exterior remains a familiar Queens Boulevard landmark.
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