Hylan Plaza Cinemas

107 Mill Road,
New Dorp, NY 10306

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

i love these cinema experiences stories!

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. :)

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.

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

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

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

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 12:24 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.

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.

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

Pictured in this 1966 trade report: Boxoffice

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

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

dfc
dfc on August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

That whole Pathmark/KMart shopping center is a mess. Stores are vacant for years with no explanation. Friends who patronize this theater all say that the place is in poor shape. And yet the theater stays open.

A few years ago the rumor was that the Hylan would take the large space that Toys-R-Us had vacated. But Toys-R-Us reopened their store after years of vacancy. So no one really knows whats going on with that entire shopping center property.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

jimmyhank,if no one can tell you; you might have to start looking old theatre ads in the local paper.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm

love that 007 ad.Pity the business has changed so much and not for the best in this Old theatre Dawgs opinion.

jimmyhank
jimmyhank on June 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Does anyone know if this is the theater that showed King Kong back in 1976/1977? I went there when I was 5 years old but I can’t recall if it was in this movie house or the UA theater in Staten Island. Also does anyone remember the rerelease of Mary Poppins in the mid 1970’s? Was that in this theater or the UA? Hope someone out there remembers. thanks

GaryCohen
GaryCohen on February 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

This theater is probably the biggest dump of any theater currently opened on Staten Island. I went there a few times right after I moved here and wasn’t sure where the other theaters were. I saw Star Wars-The Phanton Menace, Space Cowboys and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas there. The last time I was there was a couple of years ago to see An American Carol, a film I was dying to see that wasn’t playing anywhere else. There were literally rows of seats that were roped off and broken. Terrible. They even showed just 1 trailer!! I would never go there again. As Bette Davis said in one of her films: (I think All About Eve,) “What a dump.”

Bill Hebner
Bill Hebner on August 25, 2007 at 12:54 am

It was much better as the Fox Plaza. Being hidden in the back corner made parking horrible. There was plenty of parking on the Mill Rd. side, but the entrance there was not used. The rooms are small and cramped and the conditions you have described are mainly due to being frequented mostly by teens. Anyone old enough to drive usually goes to the Stadium instead.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on April 14, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Regal has this one and it’s open on their website.

AnthonyS1957
AnthonyS1957 on May 11, 2006 at 10:50 am

Rumor has it that this theater is haunted. Back in the 1950’s / 1960’s (not sure of the date) when this was the Fox Plaza Twin, sone spy or war criminal was stabbed in the back and murdered there during the showing of a movie.

Garth
Garth on March 22, 2006 at 2:17 pm

i was there over the weekend , the place was noticeably cleaner , although on several seats i tested the springs were shot. also , only 1 of the cinemas was more than ¼ full , and the rest only had about 10 patrons. it could be the end, although the girl at the popcorn counter said they may be looking at the adjacent and now closed toys-r-us store to expand to. time will tell….

RobertR
RobertR on September 14, 2004 at 9:40 pm

This only opened a few years ago as a multi-plex and they ran it down already? UA is one of a kind, are they not. I am suprised though with such few theatres in SI, there is not enough business to go around. What ever happened to the Lane?

Garth
Garth on September 14, 2004 at 7:43 pm

it is now the ua hylan plaza, with 5 screens.the last time i visited, about 6 months ago,it was being run by a staff of teenagers and had become somewhat run down (one of the screens had a stain,etc.) this and the other current theatres on s.i. took a major hit when the stadium 16 opened.

jays
jays on April 11, 2004 at 6:10 pm

I beleive it’s stil operating as a multiplex hidden in the hylan plaza mall complex.

p7350
p7350 on February 2, 2004 at 4:14 pm

Believe it is still operating but has been multiplexed beyond recognition. Remember it being the first new theater in a long time on Staten Island. Joan Crawford even made an appearance at the grand opening celebration in the mid 60’s. The fim was Disney’s The Ugly Dachshound.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 13, 2002 at 1:27 pm

sorry but this theater has been closed for years, another S.I. casualty of the megaplexes being built and operated in the borough.