AMC Fantasy 5

18 N. Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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ridethectrain on June 15, 2018 at 9:16 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.

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.

RobertR on December 29, 2014 at 7:26 am

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

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.

robboehm on August 20, 2014 at 7:06 am

Waiting for someone to post photos of the current facade.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

ridethectrain on April 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

What kind of renation did the do, did they put seats in like Fresh Meadows?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Reopened today (4/4/14)

longislandmovies on February 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

The last renovation was in 1989 so 25 years later it was time !

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm

The marquee now says “Closed for renovations. See you in April.”

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

There is still plenty of construction stuff in the lobby as of yesterday. The concession area is gone, and the moldings and decoration put in by Cineplex Odeon has been stripped off. And they have removed the exterior box office and the space is now covered by plywood.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 6, 2014 at 5:55 am

Hey Mike, I’m working in Manhattan now, so rarely in my car, during the week. Maybe I’ll try this weekend, if it isn’t already too late, by then, to see anything inside the lobby.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 3, 2014 at 7:40 am

Ed — pictures please.

robboehm on February 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

Mike – pictures please.

fred1 on February 2, 2014 at 6:47 am

Maybe they will put in reclinders .

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 2, 2014 at 6:06 am

Passed by last night and the one sheet displays have “Closed for upgrades you will love” signs but the titles are still on the marquee.

More interesting is that you can see the lobby has been stripped to the bare walls. Cool!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

Perhaps they are modernizing, and trying to get a jump on Regal’s proposed reconstruction of the nearby Lynbrook Theatre. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a LieMax screen go in here, with a stadium seating upgrade to the other auditoriums. Not sure what a million dollars buys you, these days, in terms of cinema upgrades.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The AMC website now says: Temporarily closed while we make upgrades you are going to love. Please join us at AMC Raceway 10 (Meadowbrook Parkway and Zeckendorf Blvd) while this theatre is temporarily closed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

The Fantasy is currently closed, undergoing what the permit in the window calls a $1 million renovation. The permit says there will be work on Level 3 (the upstairs where screens 4, 5 and 6 are) and on the marquee.

The front glass doors are covered in brown paper, except for one door, where it is possible to see construction dumpsters in the lobby.

The marquee and one sheet displays remain lit, still advertising the features that were playing this past Friday, as well as upcoming attractions.

Showtimes are not available on the AMC website nor on Fandango.

I hope they are installing bigger screens, because there sure is room for them. There is plenty of space around the current screens on both the top and bottom, and on the sides.

And while they are renovating, maybe this is a good time to update the Fantasy’s description on this page, which is woefully scant for a theater with such a long history of movie exhibition. Any additional information is appreciated.

Richard on December 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I saw “Saving Mr. Banks” here.