Fair Theatre

90-18 Astoria Boulevard,
East Elmhurst, NY 11369

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Architects: Charles A. Sandblom

Functions: Movies (Adult), Movies (Foreign)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 718.429.0040

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Fair Theatre

Not too far from the Shea Stadium (now demolished and Citi Field built on the site in 2009) and LaGuardia Airport on Astoria Boulevard in the East Elmhurst section of Queens. The 599-seat Fair Theatre opened in 1939 and was named after the World Fair which was held on Flushing Meadows.

After years of being a neighborhood theatre, it went over to screening XXX adult porn movies for many years. In around 2006, these were dropped in favour of screening Bollywood film productions. By 2009, Kung Fu type movies were also being screened in the main auditoriu, with adult movies movies screening the four small auditoriums created out of former retails spaces and other spaces in the building.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 15, 2021 at 11:43 am

Comment added under photo of “Bad Seed/Tea and Sympathy” ad

Willburg145 on February 28, 2022 at 2:44 am

I added pictures that I took yesterday. It was near closing time.

Willburg145 on February 28, 2022 at 9:22 pm

I wish the quality of the pictures could be better but I didn’t want to a chance staff might tell me t I stop.

Alan Bell
Alan Bell on November 4, 2022 at 3:04 pm

On March 19, 2017, theatrelvr mentioned a doc called “Been Too Long at the Fair” on Vimeo. I couldn’t find it by simplying searching Vimeo, so I am posting the link here. Be forewarned that some of the content is explicit and gay. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/beentoolongatthefair/154216841

m00se1111 on November 17, 2022 at 5:13 pm

oh yeah, Todd Verow. He’d have to pay me to watch his ‘movies’

never have I seen so many people walk out as I did at a screening I attended a few years back.

Garth on November 21, 2022 at 11:34 pm

Try Groucho glasses. But seriously, would they recognize you after 15 months? Do they have photos of you plastered around the box office? What kind of defacement were you accused of? If they didn’t prosecute then it seems a little late now.

m00se1111 on November 22, 2022 at 1:19 pm

I think the question that is lost in all of this is why this particular poster tends to air his dirty laundry here ( and without fabreze I might add)

Now I might be thinking a bit out of the box here, but please hear me out.

If I have a problem with a particular establishment, I let some time pass, then go back to that establishment and in a calm, cool demeanor ask if the manager or owner is available. If so, calmly & cooly ask them exactly what the problem was - let them speak and then , again, this is an off the wall idea - but apologize for whatever was done. Say you’ll be on your best behaviour and ask to be re-instated. Again, that’s just an off the wall idea and what I’d do in that situation. I know I wouldn’t constantly come onto a website posting up things that would re-inforce the negative attitude some might have.

JeffM55 on November 22, 2022 at 1:47 pm

…especially a website that is supposed to be about preserving, documenting or remembering movie theaters, not rehashing whatever problem you had with management or trying to find out if it’s a good place to hook up. I don’t know why this particular theater seems to attract so many who don’t understand that.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 22, 2022 at 1:52 pm

Because they’re not thinking with their big head…

m00se1111 on November 26, 2022 at 12:37 pm

Patrick Crowley on April 7, 2008 at 10:49 am Yeah, I couldn’t agree more, guys. I’ve removed all the off-topic/sexual comments.

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