AMC Fantasy 5

18 N. Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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

hdtv267
hdtv267 on April 5, 2014 at 5:52 am

AMC online ticketing doesn’t seem to be caught up yet. However, according to Fandango, yes this complex is open

The reopening features are Captain America- The Winter Soldier (taking up three of the screens alternating 3D and 2D showings) also Frozen and Need for Speed (only in 2D)

AM 2D pricing is $6.50 AM 3D pricing is $10.50

PrimeTime 3D pricing $15.00 Primetime 2D pricing $11.00

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

Reopened today (4/4/14)

longislandmovies
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
robboehm on February 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

Mike – pictures please.

fred1
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
Richard on December 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I saw “Saving Mr. Banks” here.

robboehm
robboehm on October 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Must be the case with the Shore in Huntington. They should spend a couple of bucks ‘cause you drive right past it at night since is no marquee. Will all the changes of ownership they should just put up the theatre names.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

It may be that AMC merger agreement with Loews-Cineplex may have specified that the Loews name remain on some theaters or it may be similar to the choice made when Regal was formed to keep some theaters operating under the Edwards and UA brands just as Cinemark has kept (and opened) some theaters under the Century and Cine Arts labels. Or, perhaps, they just do not want to spend the money to have the theaters re-signed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Why is that mylar “Cineplex Odeon” sign still up? It’s starting to rot away by now and makes all the new neon look a little shabby. (And how come so many Loews signs are still up and not replaced by AMC signs, such as at the Raceway

robboehm
robboehm on June 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

The universal thread in the comments is the lack of upkeep of theatres.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

My wife and sister-in-law visited this theater just a couple of days ago to take the kiddies to see “Madagascar 3.” They report that the auditorium they sat in was quite dirty and overall the theater seems to be running down on the inside, despite the recent of expense of refitting the outdoor vertical sign.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Beautiful shots, Ed. Just saw them, almost by accident. (I wasn’t notified of a new post to this page…still a few bugs in the system, I guess. It seems we have to manually subscribe now; just making a comment doesn’t automatically subscribe us.)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Hey saps… Finally got those images up of the marquee lit up nice and bright at night.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Hey saps! Sorry I haven’t gotten around to taking a pic yet, but been busy of late. I did actually pass by one recent evening, but did not have my good camera on me. The lighting effect of the new neon along the vertical is very subtle and I don’t think a cell phone camera would do it justice. The letters F A N T A S Y along the blade are backlit with neon to provide a reddish glow behind the letters that helps define each character. I don’t want to make any empty promises, but I’ll try to get over there sometime this weekend to snap a couple of shots.

robboehm
robboehm on November 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I wouldn’t say they had the same look, except for the official Century carpet, and the fact they dated to the 1930s,but they were well maintained.