Hylan Plaza Cinemas

107 Mill Road,
Staten Island, NY 10306

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Hylan Plaza Cinemas

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. It was closed on January 17, 2017. Later in 2017 it was demolished together with the entire shopping center.

Contributed by PeterMHargrove, Pete Delaney

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jimmyhank on August 27, 2013 at 8:01 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 on August 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

i love these cinema experiences stories!

LAF on December 20, 2015 at 8:46 pm

With the release of the latest Star Wars Movie episode VII I was inspired to search for the movie theatre where I saw the original movie back when I was a kid. I remember seeing Star Wars at this theatre for the first time when I was 5 ½ years old back in May of 1977 when it was known as the Fox Theatre. My older sister as myself loved this movie and she took me every week during the weekends while it played there throughout the rest of 1977. I do not know how long the Star Wars run lasted at the Fox, but If I were to guess it was 6+ months and I probably saw the movie 30+ times back then. Walking with my sister to go see Star Wars from where I use to live on Hett Avenue were very happy days and for me and a defining moment in my child hood memories.

Car on December 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Does anyone remember a movie theater on hylan blvd and Ebitts , today location cvs , I remember Saturday night fever late 1970’s

fred1 on December 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Car: That Was The Hylan Twin

jsbreezy on January 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

I was a projectionist at the Hylan Plaza from its opening under the UA banner in 93 through January of 96. I’m sorry to say that this location has just closed.

Garth on January 27, 2017 at 5:31 am

The theatre at Hylan and Ebbitts was actually the Rae Twin.

Movieswithdad on November 14, 2018 at 11:43 am

FOX PLAZA 1966-1990
CLOSED 1990-1993
HYLAN PLAZA 1993-2017

dfc on March 22, 2019 at 10:26 am

The entire Hylan Plaza shopping center was torn down in 2017 and is being replaced with a modern shopping center called ‘The Boulevard’ which will include an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.


Pete Delaney
Pete Delaney on April 12, 2019 at 11:38 am

The last movies shown at the FoxPlaza/Hylan Plaza 5 on January17, 2017 were

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