Bombay Theatre

68-25 Fresh Meadow Lane,
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

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The Mayfair Theater, 1964 (now The Bombay)

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In the shadows of the Fresh Meadows Theatre lies this little neighborhood movie house, originally known as the Mayfair Theatre. It opened in September 1940. It is currently a venue for Bollywood films.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm

It’s a crisis situation here: View link

jflundy on July 24, 2009 at 8:19 am

The following is a link to an article in the Queens Chronicle , and is courtesy of Warren. He comments on the imagein the article: ‘A 1942 photo shows a double feature of “I Wake Up Screaming” & “Swamp Water” on the marquee’.

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Tinseltoes on August 30, 2010 at 5:30 am

Some recent photos of the Bombay can be found in the second part of this new article about Fresh Meadow Lane: View link

EvilPrince on February 10, 2011 at 4:55 am

Sorry, tangentially off-topic, but someone asked:

“Quantum Leap” – the restaurant or the health food store are no longer there. They changed hands a few times and was mozying a long until the early 2000s when it changed hands after already being in dire straits. It was all downhill from there. In the restaurant’s place is a Colombian restauranmt named “Tienda Vieja” which is owned by a hard-working couple; they make VERY good food, reasonably-priced.
The health food store lay dormant for a short while until a Kosher spupermarkey moved in (2009?), named “Victoria Supermarket”. You don’t have to be Harry Helmsley to know that a supermarket on Fresh Meadow Lane – an industrial street with no parking – is a bad choice for a supermarket. They closed up shop a couple of business days ago and moved on.

silverlover2468 on April 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm

This was a great porno movie house in the 1980s. I met many Hot Older daddies there. I would love to here from any other older men who went there.

Tinseltoes on May 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

The Mayfair’s marquee can be seen just right of center in this 1942 photo. The neighborhood would not undergo further development until after WWII: lunaimaging

Tinseltoes on December 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

This is now called the Phoenix Bombay Theatre, according to this listing in the NY Daily News: nydailynews

Tinseltoes on December 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

Sorry! That might not be correct. Cinema is now part of the Phoenix Big chain, according to this: bigcinemas

Tinseltoes on December 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I guess that Phoenix Bombay could be correct (ala Loew’s Bombay or RKO Bombay), but Phoenix Big Bombay would be laughable.

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