Community Twin Theatre

215-32 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village, NY 11428

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Community Twin Theatre

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This former theater started its history as the Community House, a meeting hall, but soon to converted to a movies policy. After Century Theaters closed it, it reopened as a twin theater, the Community Twin Theatre, but closed yet again.

It later reopened again as a twin and showed American and Bollywood fare. Then it finally closed as movie theater and has come back in its second life as a church.

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Recent comments (view all 37 comments)

robboehm on September 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Tinseltoes. It’s really a lost cause trying to get headings and nearby theatres fixed. Reporting it on the theatre site probably doesn’t do any good since, I sure, that the webmaster doesn’t look at the postings.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 18, 2012 at 5:27 am

The webmaster definitely looks at the postings, robboehm. I’ve seen updates and corrections made very quickly, based on postings made in these theater pages. But, I do agree that it is a lost cause asking for the address headings to be corrected, because I don’t think it’s an easy fix – or even a matter of editing each theater. Seems to me it’s more of an issue with the logic behind how these theaters are organized. Hopefully, at some point, there’ll be an upgrade that will fix the issue (along with the defective “nearby theaters” feature).

robboehm on September 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I take exception to your comments about updates. Maybe they do better now then in the past, I’m not nearly involved as I used to be. I’ve been after them for years about the small window they allow for comments to be viewed. Under the last update they brought it to 100, a far cry from what’s available for updates or new theatres. Plus, they don’t have the status on the comments page. You have to go to the individual theatres to look for them. When they went to the new format there were a myriad of problems, including dropped theatres ( which they say didn’t happen, but I know otherwise ). My favorite was they would pick a word such as grand used in the description of a theatre and then pick up that theatre if you looked up “Grand”. A number of theatres were designed by the folks that did RCMH and this was noted in their blurb. So if you entered RCMH you got something like 25 inappropriate entries. They also lost some comments along the way, including a couple of mine. Sometimes this is evident if you are looking for the 18 or whatever comments purported to be for a given theatre and come up short if you actually do the count. But it’s better than nothing, although I wonder, down the road who from the younger generation will really care.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 19, 2012 at 4:41 am

That last sentence may be your most salient point, sadly! As for upkeep on this site, I tend not to complain because, after all, this is a free site, and the administration of such a large database must be daunting for the handful of volunteers who tend to their upkeep. For all I know, Ken Roe is the only person who routinely patrols the comments for information on corrections to a given theater’s history or geographic location. I can tell you that I’ve made comments quite recently regarding the Street Views being off on several pages, only to return to those listings within a matter of hours and find them corrected as per my suggestions. So it may be hit and miss, but the comments most certainly are monitored to the best of the staff’s abilities.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

robboehm, Ed Solero & Tinseltoes, and any other contributors. Here are some clarification on theatre updates and locations…..

I am the only person editing the site, and spend many hours a day (reading most comments and acting on any suggestions for amendments). Even when I am away on holidays, I spend a couple of hours a day on the site. I am based in the UK, so there will always be some delay in responding to comments due to time differences (especially those made in the evenings in the USA – I do ‘catch-up’ in the mornings). Major changes or disputes are dealt with by Patrick or Ross (the site administrators).

Regarding locations, the original address given when a theatre is first submitted determines the Google map position and street view. If the address is altered to a more exact or correct address at a later stage, the original embedded field still exists, and doesn’t change. To have a ‘perfect’ page, with address, Google map and street view all correct, an entirely new page would have to be created, and the old page would then be deleted (including all comments and photos- there is no way to transfer them across to the new page).

Regarding the address/location ribbon across the top of the page, this is created when a theatre is first submitted, and (not being a technical wiz-kid) I don’t know how the codes work which sometimes give seemingly incorrect information such as here on this page –‘Queens Village is in the Douglastown-Little Neck district’. This is something I have no control over. I also cannot make amendments to either the spelling of City names or change city locations, this at the moment is done by Patrick, after I have alerted any changes to him.

Hope this clarifies some of your concerns? I will remove this comment, together with others here on this subject in a few days time, as we are going ‘off topic’.

robboehm on September 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

Thanks for the clarification and your hard work on behalf of CT

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Passed by this theatre today and the snapped a couple of pics. The blue paint on the “COMMUNITY” sign atop the marquee has just about peeled entirely away. The building’s facade doesn’t appear to have had any maintenance performed since the last pics I took back in 2005.

techman707 on April 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

This theatre is falling apart and the Queens Theatre down the street had its outside renovated. I guess you need to run a church to save a theatre today.

robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Additional photo added.

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