Rae Twin Theater

Hylan Boulevard,
Oakwood, NY 10306

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Located in the Oakwood district of Staten Island. It was built as a twin but was designed to be expanded vertically.

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philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on November 13, 2002 at 9:52 am

I believe that this theater succumbed to the megaplexes on Staten Island.In the end it tried to stay open by offering bargain-priced double features.

Garth
Garth on August 11, 2004 at 3:01 pm

i recall it being a very crappy theatre, in light of the still open paramount , fox etc. you could hear the traffic from outside on hylan blvd.,and you could hear the soundtrack from the adjoining theatre as well!

RobertR
RobertR on September 14, 2004 at 6:09 pm

Was this a Jerry Lewis cinema when it first opened? The weird thing about this and the other twin the same owner had was they never called their schedules into the papers. When they played first run they had the studio block ads, but at the end with second run double bills they needed that to let people know they were open???????

Garth
Garth on September 16, 2004 at 12:43 pm

robert, it was never a jerry lewis cinema.what other theatre did the owner have?

RobertR
RobertR on September 16, 2004 at 5:51 pm

The Hylan, which theatre then on SI was the Jerry Lewis cinema?

Garth
Garth on December 14, 2004 at 4:03 pm

jerry lewis cinema was on forest avenue in mariner’s harbor,not far from south ave.

AdamBomb1701
AdamBomb1701 on November 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

You’re right about being able to hear the sound from the adjoining theater, Garth. My boss from my old job when I was in college once complained about the lack of soundproofing between screens. He went to the Rae to see “Nashville” and could hear the ending of “The Hindenburg” when the titular zeppelin exploded, as that movie was playing next door.

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