Green Acres Cinemas

610 W. Sunrise Highway,
Valley Stream, NY 11581

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Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., National Amusements

Previous Names: Green Acres Cinema

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Green Acres Cinemas

This was one of the Century Circuit Inc. 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 Circuit Inc. first cut it up to three screens on December 14, 1983. On June 22, 1988 it became a sixplex.

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 acquired the Green Acres Cinemas in 1991 and booked the more upscale product here.

The 1,471-seat Green Acres Cinemas was closed on September 18, 2011, and was demolished in May-June 2012.

Contributed by RobertR

Recent comments (view all 87 comments)

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 30, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Please update, National Amusements took over the Green Acres from Cineplex Odeon on June 15, 1990. Just update the display ads

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 31, 2019 at 12:46 am

Reopened by Cineplex Odeon(date unknown?)(3 screens?) with “Who framed Roger Rabbit”, “Licence to drive” and “Arthur 2 on the rocks”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 31, 2019 at 12:47 am

A Italian restaurant(Olive Garden) is being built on this site.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 31, 2019 at 6:15 am

It re-opened as a sixplex but Cineplex Odeon opened a few screens while work was still going on in the others.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 31, 2019 at 7:42 am

Good grief, that Olive Garden has been open for years already…

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 12:02 pm

June 22, 1988 with Who Frammed Roger Rabit. Theatre 4, 5 and 6 a month later

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 25, 2020 at 6:58 pm

Please update total seats 1471 six cinemas based on National Amusements timetable, became a triplex on December 14, 1983 and finally six screens on June 22, 1988 (downstairs 3 screens and the remaining 3 screens upstairs a month later).

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 12, 2021 at 4:50 am

I bet when it was open, it was the place to be!?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 12, 2021 at 10:26 am

Loved this theater when it was a single screen. Super big screen and great sound. Saw a few Bond films here, all 3 Sensurround movies, Lion Of The Desert with Anthony Quinn, The Right Stuff, Tess, a double bill of Animal Crackers and WC Feilds & Me, and several others. It was first rate theater back then!

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