Hylan Plaza Cinemas

107 Mill Road,
New Dorp, NY 10306

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Located in the New Dorp district of Staten Island. The Fox Theatre opened on April 7, 1966, with Disney’s “The Ugly Dachshund”. Joan Crawford was a special opening guest.

It was a huge modern theatre, great for seeing such epics as “The Blue Max”, “Grand Prix” and “You Only Live Twice”.

Twinned in 1975, it was closed 1988-1993. It reopened with 5-screens in 1993 with “Son in Law”, “The Firm”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Midnight shows included “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, vintage Marx Brothers films, “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” and soft core X-rated films.

Contributed by PeterMHargrove, Pete Delaney

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

The address is Staten Island, NY, and not New Dorp, NY/

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Pictured in this 1966 trade report: Boxoffice

Garth
Garth on September 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

I was here last weekend and it has been cleaned up. It also now has bargain ticket prices – only $5.50 on a Saturday matinee. They were not stingy with the A/C like they once were. One complaint – some seats are worn out and should be replaced.

mattglynn
mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

jimmyhank, I think King Kong was at the Lane on New Dorp. I remember going to see that when i was like 5 or 6 too. Halloween II opening night Fri. Oct 30, 1981. Rambo. Those are the movies that stick out for me at the Lane. Last movie i saw there was Rocky IV.

mattglynn
mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

At the Fox…biggest movie i remember was A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 maybe? Beat Street

mattglynn
mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Anyone remeber the name of the theatre behind the mall, where Crazy Eddies was? and where DMV used to be?
Thanks

AdamBomb1701
AdamBomb1701 on January 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

That was the Richmond Theater. Check out the page for it on this site.

Garth
Garth on June 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

I was here yesterday to see “Iron Man 3”.All 5 theatres have brand new seats and the sight line is much better. A matinee was $6. Still, there were only 2 other patrons in my theatre, and 2 of the others were empty.

jimmyhank
jimmyhank on August 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Thanks Mattglynn for responding to my post about the King Kong 1976 movie showing at The Lane in New Dorp. Yes, I do remember now because I saw it in early January of 1977, and in the lobby they had a poster that said King Kong for Christmas and he was holding a candy cane in one hand and they put a Christmas hat on him. It was really funny and when you are a kid you remember the silliest details about your first horror film. I am pretty sure that the Mary Poppins film was shown at the UA Cinema in the mid 70’s but still can’t confirm…if anyone remembers would appreciate any info you may have. Thanks again. :)

darrenparlett
darrenparlett on August 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

i love these cinema experiences stories!

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