North Shore Towers Cinema

27240 Grand Central Parkway,
Douglaston, NY 11005

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DARCYDT on February 20, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Have lived in Queens for 19 years and never visited this theater today to see the Oscar Nominated shorts. Surprised it was so big, very nice. Concessions seems only to be $2 popcorn freshly made at Malverne theater which I go to on a regular basis.

robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Photo uploaded from the website.

ridethectrain on February 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm

The locations is being taken over by the owners of Malverne in a couple of weeks

robboehm on March 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm

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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 11, 2012 at 1:59 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.

longislandmovies on January 8, 2008 at 2:44 am

Nice to see this place still going!

efriedmann on May 9, 2007 at 10:42 am

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:

  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (my very first R-rated movie, by the way)

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.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 11, 2006 at 6:17 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.

RobertR on July 30, 2005 at 6:17 am

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

longislandmovies on July 30, 2005 at 5:28 am

what kind of shape is this theater in?

M76L on July 29, 2005 at 11:22 pm


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).

rcdt55b on March 6, 2005 at 9:15 pm

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

M76L on January 2, 2005 at 4:53 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.

RobertR on December 13, 2004 at 11:13 pm

I have a feeling this theatre was built many years before they actually opened it. Its a large auditorium with a big screen. The interior will remind you of Centurys.

br91975 on November 26, 2004 at 8:44 pm

Stating the obvious, but make that ‘previously’, not ‘previosuly’…

br91975 on November 26, 2004 at 8:42 pm

A photo of the interior of the North Shore Towers Cinema auditorium appears on page two of today’s (11.26.04) NY Post, accompanying an article discussing an agreement by the towers' residents to pay the city $140,000 to settle a $1 million bill on a previosuly obscure tax the city failed to collect for 17 years.

br91975 on October 20, 2004 at 4:55 pm

I’ve always been curious about this theatre, because of its location and because of someone’s decision to build a single-screen movie theatre which is open to the public within an apartment tower. About when did it initially open its doors and what type of business does it do?

RobertR on October 20, 2004 at 4:40 pm

Yes, the theatre is open to all. When you pull up to the guards booth and say you are going to the theatre they give you a parking pass.

bobditt on March 30, 2004 at 11:13 pm

is this movie open to the general public?