Hylan Plaza Cinemas

107 Mill Road,
Staten Island, NY 10306

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Movieswithdad on November 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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

Garth on January 27, 2017 at 8:31 am

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

jsbreezy on January 25, 2017 at 4:12 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.

fred1 on December 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Car: That Was The Hylan Twin

Car on December 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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

LAF on December 20, 2015 at 11:46 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.

darrenparlett on August 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

i love these cinema experiences stories!

jimmyhank on August 27, 2013 at 11:01 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 on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 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 on January 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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

mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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

mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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

mattglynn on October 23, 2012 at 1:24 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 on September 11, 2012 at 8:10 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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

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

dfc on August 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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 4:17 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 4:16 pm

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

jimmyhank on June 29, 2011 at 4:13 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 on February 5, 2011 at 3:09 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 1:54 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 on April 14, 2007 at 8:10 pm

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

AnthonyS1957 on May 11, 2006 at 11:50 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 on March 22, 2006 at 3:17 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 on September 14, 2004 at 10:40 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?