AMC Fantasy 5

18 N. Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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AMC Fantasy 5

The Fantasy Theatre was opened in 1929 with 1,584 seats. It was taken over by Century Theatres followed by RKO, followed by Cinepex Odeon who closed it on January 28, 1988. Cineplex Odeon converted it into a five-plex, reopening on September 2, 1988.

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robboehm on July 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Mike (saps. It seems to me they should not show the chain operating the theatre. They change so often. Meadows had Cineplex Odeon forever; Shore still does. It was different when management was more permanent and you could have your RKO, Loew’s or Century.

Where the Fantasy is located you can see it from the LIRR. It would be good advertising. For something like the Shore it’s in Huntington but off the beaten path so it’s not really a factor. The original marquee on the original Shore just had the name, as did the Alan in New Hyde Park. In later years signboards were added to both.

RobertR on August 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

To me not advertising movies on the marquee is the stupidest idea I have ever heard. Why give up free advertising?

robboehm on August 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

Waiting for someone to post photos of the current facade.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

One of these days I’ll park to take a pic with my cell, when I’m driving by. The marquee is awful. Just a drab slab of tan over the doorway, with the generic reddish AMC logo centered against it. The same dress-down they did to the old Meadows in Queens.

RobertR on December 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

It is dark and dreary and no longer looks like a movie theatre

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

The box office cashier said they have replaced all the seats, but I have not checked it out in person yet.

ridethectrain on June 15, 2018 at 11:16 pm

For the first time, AMC Fantasy will be competing with the REGAL Lynbrook 13. Jurassic Park at both locations. The bad part AMC new seats they added a few years ago don’t recline. Regal Lynbrook will have full recliners.

ridethectrain on August 28, 2019 at 10:09 am

Please update in the description, it open as a fiveplex under Cineplex Odeon and September 2, 1988 (one week late due to delays). AMC put Rocking Chairs and refurbished the theatre a few years ago.

ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Please update the description, the theatre was a Century Theatre and became RKO Century Fantasy theatre. Cineplex Odeon did operate the theatre as a single screen when the purchase the RKO Century Warner chain. It closed as a single screen with a balcony on January 28, 1988. The last feature to play a single screen was Three Men And A Baby. It reopened as 5 screens on September 2, 1988. 2 screens on the ground floor and 3 screens on the 2nd floor. The theatre was rebuilt. When the theatre open on September 2, 1988, all screens Dolby Stereo and Theatre 1 had 70MM projection.

Only two films played in 70MM at the Fantasy, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Far And Away.

AMC which merge with Loews Cineplex, renovated the theatre sometime in 2002 and installed AMC Rocking Chairs that don’t recline.

During the RKO Century days, the theatre show a lot of James Bond films and Back To The Future films. Unfortunately, when it was a single screen, it never got Dolby Stereo.

ridethectrain on November 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Please update total seats too 565. Theatre capacity reduced due to AMC Rocking Chairs installed in 2014

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