Green Acres Cinemas
610 W. Sunrise Highway,
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This was one of the Century Theaters chains' premiere Long Island theaters. The 1,683-seat Green Acres Cinema was opened on September 15, 1961 with Sophia Loren in “Two Women”. It always played big movies and I remember seeing “The Towering Inferno” here in 70mm. Century Theaters first cut it up to three screens.
RKO and later Cineplex had stiff competition here because National Amusements built the Sunrise Sixplex which was up to 25 screens when it closed on January 19, 2015. National Amusements eventually aquired the Green Acres Cinemas in 1991 and booked the more upscale product here.
The Green Acres Cinemas was closed on September 18, 2011, and was demolished in May-June 2012.
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