AMC Fantasy 5

18 N. Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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AMC Fantasy 5

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Originally opened in 1929, this former single screener from the Century Theaters chain is now a nondescript five screener.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

It’s a cock-up. They tried to install the recliners but it turns out the space is four inches too short, so the leather seats are installed but they don’t recline.

Sounds OK, and the seats are wide enough and soft enough, but they are not long enough to support your legs; I felt like I was perched the entire time and could not get into a comfortable position. I couldn’t even brace myself on the seat in front of me, because it is spaced so far away in anticipation of the recliners.

They also don’t rock, because they are not designed as rockers. They’re a hybrid that misses the mark.

And there is no “under the seat” area, because the non-reclining part of the seat goes all the way down to the floor. Jeez!

I sure hope they replace the seat parts with proper-sized seats. The ironic thing is they spent all that money to make the guests more comfortable and achieved the opposite result.

And one more thing — when the Fantasy re-opened, AMC’s web page said now featuring recline seats, with a photo; that bit of false advertising is now gone.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm

If they ever re-build the Lynbrook – and that is a big “IF” – the Fantasy may suffer some consequences. Of course, I think the place will still have some legs, because of its location. There are always young people spilling out of bars and restaurants, in RVC, particularly on weekends. The theater never lacks for foot traffic.

robboehm on May 13, 2014 at 4:24 am

The Lynbrook will be rebuilt when they finish the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan and the Long Island Railroad access to Grand Central. A New York reference to things which will never happen in my lifetime.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

The new marquee is up, and the ddeath of ballyhoo continues. Some neon lines, the AMC logo, and that’s all, brother. No space for titles of films or any other promotions.

I don’t understand why exhibitors now make the consumers do all the work. First the list of movie theaters in newspaper display ads were eliminated, then the ads themselves are few and far between, and now the theater marquee does not even say what is playing inside. At least they still use one-sheets.

And of course, the brand new but ill-advised seating has not yet been replaced or improved.

robboehm on July 18, 2014 at 5:46 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 6:28 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 7:06 am

Waiting for someone to post photos of the current facade.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 7, 2014 at 9:20 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 7:26 am

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

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

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