Regal UA Midway

108-22 Queens Boulevard,
Forest Hills, NY 11375

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UA Midway

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 as single screen theatre in June 1997 to the Heskel Group. The total purchase price, which included the nearby Forest Hills Theatre, was $9 million.

The theater was closed two months later 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 theaters.

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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DARCYDT
DARCYDT on January 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

No matinees on the weekend. $13.25 for afternoon showings on the weekend, $10.25 during the week, outrageous.

El_Muerto
El_Muerto on January 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Upy, I’m sorry for your similar experience. Perhaps, I should’ve posted earlier on this but I tend to be a progressive rather than regressive person. I was also hesitant to expose such a past, unseemly event of what is generally a wonderful and admirable profession. But certain things should to be brought to light because it may help with future thought and care for young people to engage in this or any other career or hobby. Happily in today’s world this ill is being exposed, sanctioned and dealt with more authoritative effort, efficiency and most importantly-belief of those affected.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on September 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

Tonight will mark the 76th anniversary of the grand opening of the Midway Theatre, which was jointly funded by the RKO and Skouras circuits and debuted under RKO management. Ad displayed here

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on September 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Now Operated By Regal.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 17, 2019 at 11:40 pm

On its website, Regal lists this house as “Regal UA Midway”

Are there any photos of this place circa 2019?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 19, 2019 at 1:49 am

Look on google Foursquare or yelp. There are some with renovations. Last there in June 2017 a few months before they started

I only upload photos I take and won’t take pictures from another photographer

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on September 23, 2019 at 9:54 am

Those who remember the Midway Theatre as a modernistic masterwork by Thomas W. Lamb will probably experience extreme nausea when viewing these recent images snapped by patrons. Click here

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 10, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Please correct, in the summer of 1977 United Artists made it a quad(2 downstaris and 2 upstairs split down the middle), on November 20, 1998 it became 9 screens (4 downstairs and 5 upstairs).

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

also, total seats 584 (Regal recently put recliners in 2 years ago).

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 11, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Please update the history: Please correct, in the summer of 1977 United Artists made it a quad(2 downstaris and 2 upstairs split down the middle), on November 20, 1998 it became 9 screens (4 downstairs and 5 upstairs).

This was 4 screens from 1977 to 1996, like the other UA complexe like the Quad, Lynbrook and Marboro.

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