UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14

3907 Shore Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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optimist008 on December 14, 2017 at 6:09 am

Send your complains to the corporate level which will resolve any valid movie goer issues. The manager and assistants cannot be trusted to fix these problems…they are cut from the same cloth as their staff…

BenPaz on December 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Yeah man thats so true. I saw the disaster artist last friday and the lights were on. THEY DIDN’T KNOW THERE WAS A POST CREDITS SCENE. So here I am watching this scene with the light turned on barely being able to see it.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 12, 2017 at 4:44 am

Damn, man, you hit on one of my major pet peeves. It really kills the mood of the movie to be blasted with house lights while the credits are still rolling. Speak to the manager but who knows if it’ll do any good…

thehorror13 on November 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

The UA Sheepshead Bay’s ushers are not very courteous. Sheepshead Bay ushers don’t care if people are still watching the credits and usually downright refuse to shut off the lights to wait until the movie is over. They hustle in and turn on those damn bright lights to clean the theater. It should be a rule that if any customers are still in the theater watching the credits roll, the ushers must wait till it’s all over to clean the theater! No exceptions!

BenPaz on August 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Sorry for not keeping my word on taking those pictures. The ones posted by ridethectrain are great. Thanks for doing a better job than I ever would.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Yes, Ben, please do that. Bright and clear and close-up where possible. Don’t forget to edit them before posting (cropping, lightening, centering, etc.) for best results.

BenPaz on May 6, 2017 at 9:29 pm

I should take some pictures of this theater the next time I go there. They recently changed some of the murals in the lobby and there are just no lobby pictures here. Maybe I’ll take one or 2 pics of the pretty bad imo 2nd floor (seriously it sucks. projection is kinda poor). I like this theater though. it’s not really “bad”, just not the best

thehorror13 on April 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

I just want to say that most of the comments on here down playing this theater are very highly exaggerated. It is one on the nicest and largest theaters now in Brooklyn and very nicely kept and still new looking. Compared to sister theater UA Court Street, this theater looks liked it just opened yesterday. Although part of Regal Cinemas, its still operated as United Atrists Theaters. It contains an IMAX screen as well as an RPX screen. The concessions stand contains many items that most Regal Theaters in the area don’t have (except for the Regal E-Walk). Food items include cheesburgers, chicken sandwiches, boneless chicken, waffle fries, pizza, etc.. Sure, over the years we lost many great surrounding theaters due to this theater, but it does have character of its own and should be visited to see movies.

BenPaz on March 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm

@Kris I wish they still did that :(

They stopped a year or two back iirc

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 3:34 am

This was originally intended to be built & operated by Loews Theatres not United Artists, anybody know what happened? –

Boxoffice Magazine January 1985 Theatre Construction Roundup

Bernard Myerson. president of Loews Theatres, and the Nakash brothers, owners of Jordache Enterprises, Inc., world famous jeans and apparel manufacturers, recently announced an agreement to build and operate a multi-million-dollar eight-auditorium theatre complex in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York.

The project will be located off the Belt Parkway at Knapp Street on land already purchased for this purpose.

The site now includes a beach club which will be demolished. The luxury theatre will provide parking for approximately 1,000 cars with a multi-level parking structure, and is expected to open in December, 1985.

The theatre will be equipped with push-back seats and the most technically advanced projection and sound including 70mm and Dolby stereo.

Each auditorium will be fully draped and have a different color theme. The lobby will have as its focal point a giant hand-painted movie mural to be executed by famed Tampa muralist, Patrick Casey, and will depict stars whose fame has stood the test of time.

The theatre will also be designed to accommodate the handicapped. The architectural firm of Held and Rubin of East Meadow, Long Island, a firm that has designed a number of Loews' new theatre complexes, will prepare the plans with construction expected to begin in February.

This venture is consistant with Jordache’s policy decision to diversify its operations

fred1 on March 2, 2015 at 12:39 am

Yes at the extreme right of the stairs

robboehm on September 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Looking at the stair is there a handicap entrance?

RobertR on September 29, 2014 at 7:47 am

To think Brooklyn once had 200 theatres

DJM78 on January 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

This theatre has no charm. It lacks class and I almost never go there.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Kris, I noticed that, too, the last (and only) time I was here in 2009 to see “Avatar” in the room that was converted to IMAX. I agree with your take… nothing remarkable about the building or rooms – standard boilerplate modern multiplex – but the painted doors are a nice touch of showmanship in a day when that seems to have all but disappeared. And it doesn’t matter that the paintings are a bit amateurish – that may even lend to their charm.

Kris on June 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Though this theater is generally nothing remarkable, one thing I’ve come to appreciate is the how the staff paints the front doors for big “event” movies. I think they’ve been doing this for about two years now; I remember the glass doors displaying the logo for one of the Twilight movies, they decorated them with logos and characters for Toy Story 3, and over the weekend I noticed the doors were done up for Transformers 3. The outer doors had the Transformers logo (which you can kind of see in the photo I took) while the inner doors had some renderings of characters like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of those, unfortunately).

Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The last time I was in a Brooklyn movie theatre was at the UA Sheepshead approximately 10 years ago. When I was a kid there werec so many theaters in Brooklyn .Now there are probably less than 10 .

Astyanax on June 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The UA Sheepshead Bay 14 is a place to see a movie, but not necessarily the place to enjoy the movie. The expansion and upgrade about 8 years ago only made matters worse. I share Gringe’s memories of the Century’s Brooklyn theaters with the exception of the Kings Plaza hodge-podge.

Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan on June 24, 2010 at 5:34 am

I despise this theater, as it is responsible for the closing of many great Brooklyn theaters like the Kingsway. At the time it opened, I was 12 and thought it was the greatest thing… so many movies under one roof. What I didn’t realize at the time was just how cold and dull the multiplex was. There is no personality, and it’s just a place to go and watch a movie, and not a very good (or clean) one at that. I saw many films here between 1987 and 2004… but ask me if I have one solid memory or interesting experience and I couldn’t tell you. I can remember many experiences at theaters such as the Kingsway, The Nostrand, The Brook, etc… but at this place, they all blur together.

GaryCohen on December 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm

This theater opened up in the summer of 1987. I saw Schwarzennegger there in “Predator” the first week it opened. It was an immediate smash and knocked out many nicer places to see a film like the Loews Georgetowne twin. This place was so popular that on Saturday night, even if you lived close by, you had to leave at least 2 hours ahead of time to wait in an enormous line to get into their parking lot. It was the most frustrating experience and took the enjoyment out of going to the movies. Sometimes on a realy crowded night, you had to park blocks away. The more popular it got, the more it went downhill. It was discovered by a massive amount of hoodlums from outside the area. I can remember one blasting rap music in the theater, while an usher was nowhere to be found. I remember boobs shining small lasers at the screen and an idiot, sitting next to my sister, talking on a cell-phone during the last scene in “Titanic.” I moved out of Brooklyn in 1999 and I understand that they have revamped this theater, even making one into an IMAX. To be frank, despite my having seen many films there, I really don’t miss it.

pmullinsj on October 27, 2007 at 4:39 pm

It’s true about the strips of great restaurants, including the best Clam Bar in town, Randazzo’s, has fabulous Fried Calamari.

Main problem with this theater is sound is way too loud, especially in endless previews, but that may not be unusual. I find most movie houses way too loud by now.

Ilona on October 27, 2007 at 4:36 pm

I agree that complaining is futile. Yes Sheepshead Bay UA is one of the largest but I disagree that it is one of the cleanest. It is average at best.

I have had a better overall experience in many of the smaller Brooklyn theatres, to name a few; Cobble Hill Cinema, BAM Rose Cinema, The Pavilion and Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Yes, I continue to go to UA occasionally for convenience, usually at off peak times.

Side bar, one of the best movie theaters is the Sunshine in the Lower East Side. Regarding food, this is NYC and there is a plethora of choices at all times.

BeaPhotos on October 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Everyone needs to stop complaining. Not only is this the biggest theater but its probably one of the cleanest in Brooklyn. The screens are big and the seats are comfortable enough!!! It can get a bit crowded so you cant blame it for not being 100% perfectly clean, they do the best they can. They do have a parking lot, sometimes on the weekends it can be hard to find a space. You have to get there early on the weekends. There is a reason so many people go there and not to one of the other local sh*tty movie theaters. A nice thing about this theater is that it is located across the street from TGI Fridays and a small seafood place. If you don’t want to eat there, there is a whole strips of restaurants and cafes near the canal 5 min away!

charmed701 on September 1, 2007 at 10:02 pm

The security in this theatre sucks..There was a brawl so bad Friday night we had to leave through the emergency exit before the movie was even over…never seen the end of the new Halloween

Ilona on August 3, 2007 at 5:59 am

Sheepshead Bay UA has become a disappointing theatre. The teenage staff is sometimes pleasant but many have been rude, the popcorn is usually stale, seats are uncomfortable and the bathrooms dirty.

Women of all types never cease to amaze me with their messy toilet habits. Which explains why some of the young staff is rude, who wants to clean up other peoples urine? Also, when it rains the bathrooms have several buckets collecting water from the light fixtures. This is a big safety hazard.

I have been there many times and have learned to accept this dismal excuses for a movie theatre. Sad, yes, but during these hot summer days it is a cool escape from my hot non-air conditioned home. I bring my own snacks and water for sustenance, ignore the terrible sound system which is not monitored and always too painfully loud and I try to look past the occasionally dirty and scratched films.

This theatre has so much potential. It is a real shame that UA and the Sheepshead Bay management have let the film experience of so many go down.

Rockaway, just a few minutes away, one exit off the Belt, is the perfect place for a small boutique style movie theatre. The factory style, as some have described below, robs viewers of a real film experience.