Long Beach Cinema 4

179 East Park Avenue,
Long Beach, NY 11561

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Long Beach Cinema 4

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In the 1970’s, this was the Lido Theater. I drove out to this theater because they were running a horror triple bill of three Hammer classics from the 1960’s. The theater was as decrepit as could be, but had the most incredible neon marquee. I wish I had a picture of it, because for a small neighborhood house it was quite special.

The theater closed and the neighborhoods improvement saw another owner reopen it as the Park Avenue Theater. They later twinned it and then quaded it. The most recent owners have renamed it Long Beach Cinema 4.

It was suddenly closed in April 2011, but reopened shortly thereafter. It was closed in November 2012 due to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Contributed by robertr

Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

Bway
Bway on June 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

So did the theater reopen?

robboehm
robboehm on June 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Newsday carried movie times in the June 26, 2011 paper, so, presumably, it’s open. Whether it opened on the 10th is a moot point so long as it’s open.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Currently closed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the owners have indicated that the theater will eventually reopen: View article

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Still closed — doors, marquee and display cases all covered in plywood.

Eaglo
Eaglo on March 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

The Long Beach Cinema remains closed, having been damaged by three feet of flood waters. Local newspaper reports that a leaky roof caused substantial damage to projection equipment.

As mentioned in posts above, the west side of the structure was built in the original shell of the Lido Theater. The entire interior was cleared out – gutted with little remaining other than the roof and west wall. The eastern half of the building is indeed new construction, replacing a single story frame real estate office.

robboehm
robboehm on September 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Any update on the status?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 31, 2014 at 12:07 am

Passed by tonight and the “cinema” sign was lit and the side marquee said “watch 4 grand re-opening” so that’s something at least.

robboehm
robboehm on March 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

The recovery in Long Beach has been slow.

robboehm
robboehm on March 25, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Theater is supposed to be opening Spring/Summer 2015. All seats and screens being replaced plus other upgrades. Long delay because of reimbursement problems, a usual Sandy story.

robboehm
robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Photo as Park Avenue added.

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