Center Cinemas

42-17 Queens Boulevard,
Sunnyside, NY 11104

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Center Cinemas

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Small neighborhood house has withstood the test of time. Originally twinned down the middle in the 1980’s. Then one of the sides was cut in half to make it a triplex. Then space was created in the basement for cinemas 4-5-6. The theatres are small but the great Queens Boulevard location gives it plenty of exposure. Once upon a time it played second run double features but now its all first run.

Contributed by RobertR

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RobertR
RobertR on July 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

Any theatre no matter how much business it does is in danger if the landlord has someone willing to pay more then a theatre can. The Pacific-City Cinemas people DROOL over the money to be made for Cinema 1-2-3 it will happen as soon as the right offer comes along.

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on December 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

January 4th 2015 is the last day for the Center and will break my mother’s heart…

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on December 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

http://sunnysidepost.com/2014/12/07/sunnysides-movie-theater-to-close-next-month/

robboehm
robboehm on December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

I believe these are the people who brought back the Islip. Wonder how that’s going.

Metropolite
Metropolite on December 10, 2014 at 6:19 am

The theater will be demolished for Affordable Housing.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141209/sunnyside/bargain-movie-theater-closing-make-room-for-affordable-housing?utm_source=Forest+Hills+%26+Rego+Park&utm_campaign=c6d26a028e-Mailchimp-NYC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6c3609dc85-c6d26a028e-132251089

fred1
fred1 on December 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

The place is a gridhouse . How it lasted is anybody guess.

fred1
fred1 on December 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

The owner of the property has granted the theater a reprieve http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2014/50/sunnysidetheater_tl_2014_12_12_q.html

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on January 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

If the theater closes after today as they say the owner rejected a 6 month stay the final pictures to play there are, The Interview, Annie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombs, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Top 5 and Penguins of Madagascar.

RobertR
RobertR on February 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

I was wondering why they were letting the marquee fall apart and go dark and leave graffiti all over the building, now I know. With this closing the nearby Jackson 3 might be worth reopening.

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