North Shore Towers Cinema

270-10 Grand Central Parkway,
North Shore Tower Promenade,
Douglaston, NY

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Located in the lower promenade level of the upscale North Shore Towers, this theatre shows a varying bunch of moveovers, second run and art films. Sometimes they book a few movies and charge seperate admission prices. The theatre is quite large and has a nice scope screen and Dolby Stereo. The only complaint is the lack of a decent concession stand.

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M76L
M76L on January 2, 2005 at 9:53 pm

The apartment complex is located in Floral Park, NY with a Floral Park Zip Code. The complex likes to use optimistic sounding Lake Success in real estate ads.

The Daily News incorrectly biils the theatre as a twin (heck, it’s Newsday /Times territory).

Also, the theatre does decent business from the residents as well as from nearby visitors.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on March 7, 2005 at 2:15 am

Floral Park ends at Union Turnpike. This theater is well north of union.

M76L
M76L on July 30, 2005 at 4:22 am

RCDTJ:

According to North Shore Towers own web site, their property sits within the Floral Park Zip code 11005. It is near Douglaston but it does not sit in the Douglaston Zip area. Perhaps the south end of Little Neck is more discriptive of the theatre’s location.

Also … The map link at the top of this entry is incorrect (it places the theatre in Queens Village).

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 30, 2005 at 10:28 am

what kind of shape is this theater in?

RobertR
RobertR on July 30, 2005 at 11:17 am

Two years ago it was being kept up very nice, I have not been there since.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 11, 2006 at 11:17 pm

As M76L commented back in January of last year, the Daily News lists this as the North Shore Tower Twin. Perhaps they are confused by the theater’s creative scheduling policy which allows a number of different films to be run throughout the day – creating a single screen multiplex, if you will, for Towers' residents. For example, the theater’s Sunday lineup was as follows:

“Bobby” at 12:30pm; “51 Birch Street” at 2:30; “The Illusionist” at 4:00; “The Departed” at 6:00; and, once again, “51 Birch Street,” at 8:30.

That schedule sure is tight. “Bobby” clocks in at 2 hours and “The Departed” at 2:29. They must practically run the films right up against each other with no previews or adverts. I guess they cater to a very narrow audience and fly under the industry radar? During the week, the theater reduces its screenings to two each evening, staggering those same films on different nights.

I have not yet seen “The Departed” and there is a screening here at 8:30 tomorrow… I might take the opportunity to catch up with that film and check out this theater as well.

efriedmann
efriedmann on May 9, 2007 at 3:42 pm

I lived in North Shore Towers as a kid from 1977 to 1979. Imagine what a thrill it was to have a movie theater right downstairs at the lower level. Back then, the theater was NOT open to the public and it showed mostly second-run films. My parents didn’t let us go all that often, but these are the movies I remember seeing there:

  • ROCKY
  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (my very first R-rated movie, by the way)
  • THE GOODBYE GIRL
  • THE ONE AND ONLY
  • FASTBREAK
  • GREASE

I live in Great Neck now. One of these days, I’ll have to make the effort to go see a movie there and relive that theater.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 8, 2008 at 7:44 am

Nice to see this place still going!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

A call to the box office recording (718-229-7702) states that there are shows at 1, 3, 5 7 and 9, with no overlapping or duplicate showtimes, indicating a single screen theater.

The North Shore Towers website states that there is a 460 seat movie theater on the premises and shows a picture of it.

robboehm
robboehm on March 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

This is a one screen theatre which books multiple films, as does the Sag Harbor. The recording probably included several films for the weekend including the Iron Lady and the Descendents which continue into next week.

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