Jerry Lewis Cinemas

2166 Forest Avenue,
Staten Island, NY 10303

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Located in the Mariners Harbor district of Staten Island. This small family-run theatre was one of the few remaining Jerry Lewis Cinemas from the failed franchise model. It is currently in retail use.

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LouB on August 25, 2007 at 10:32 pm

There was a Jerry Lewis Twin in Niagara Falls,NY. It closed and the auditoriums are used for off-track betting. The lobby was used by an optician but is now vacant.

wally 75
wally 75 on August 26, 2007 at 10:31 pm

there was a jerry lewis twin in lake ronkonkoma long island

went porno now an o t b…

wonder what it will be in it’s next vise!

Bill Hebner
Bill Hebner on August 27, 2007 at 11:49 am

The theater that went OTB on the Island was the Rae Twin in New Dorp.

rivest266 on March 16, 2008 at 7:08 pm

This theatre was at 2166 forest avenue.

Garth on February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

The book Going To The Movies On Staten Island wrongly states both this and the Richmond theatre were demolished after closing. I went on Google maps street view and the building is still there. Evidently the Entenmann’s Bakery went out of business and there is a “For Lease” sign on the fence in front.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

See JERRY LEWIS CINEMA, Canton,Ct on Lewis'own words about his failed cinemas.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Uploaded a Variety ad for Jerry Lewis Cinemas.

Garth on September 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

I recall seeing ‘The Drowning Pool’ here.

CJ1949 on December 6, 2018 at 1:08 am

A bit confusing to someone who is not from the area. Seems there were two (more?) Staten Island Lewis locations. I have a NY Times theatre directory page that lists two Lewis theatres – this is from 6-22-1981: “Mariner’s Harbor – Jerry Lewis Cinema (yes, still using the Lewis name) phone 720-9300. No street address given. "tentative” booking was “Bustin' Loose”. The Surfside in Rockaway Park (formerly a Lewis theatre) street address given as “103-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd. phone 945-4632” Playing “Hardly Working”(!) and “Tribute.”

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