AMC Dine-In Huntington Square 12

4000 Jericho Turnpike,
East Northport, NY 11731

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AMC Dine-In Huntington Square 12

The theatre, which opened November 25, 2019 is housed in a portion of the former Sears store. There are two prime auditoriums, Dolby Cinema and Prime. In some of the auditoriums the recliners are heated. Some offer dining. Cocktails are also available.

Contributed by robert boehm

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robboehm
robboehm on November 25, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Wonder if the small, neighborhood Elwood will be able to survive this.

robboehm
robboehm on November 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

When interviewed prior to the opening a representative of AMC didn’t divulge the total seating capacity but indicated that the auditoriums seated between 45 and 181.

CMulcahy9207
CMulcahy9207 on November 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Hope to see some pictures of this theatre

robboehm
robboehm on December 6, 2019 at 1:48 am

They’ve modified the name in the ads to AMC Dine-In Huntington Square 12. Was confusing since the actual village of Huntington, location of the AMC Shore is some distance away.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm
  1. 176 DOLBY CINEMA AT AMC
  2. 50
  3. 68
  4. 78
  5. 85
  6. 85
  7. 65
  8. 78
  9. 123 PRIME AT AMC
  10. 47
  11. 43
  12. 43 SEATING BASED ON FANDANGO TICKETING
ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 8, 2019 at 9:04 pm

PLEASE UPDATE TOTAL SEATS 830

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm

From Newday.comBy Tory N. Parrish @ToryParrish1 Updated November 1, 2019 11:38 AM PRINT SHARE Movie theater owner Jay Levinson is getting ready for a new arrival.

He will repaint the walls, upgrade the marquee and replace the carpet at his 1960s-era, four-screen theater, Elwood Quad, in East Northport in a few months. He also plans to lower ticket prices.

The new arrival he’s preparing for isn’t a blockbuster movie.

Paula Vasilakos of Syosset takes her grandchildren Andrew Paula Vasilakos of Syosset takes her grandchildren Andrew Ioannou, 10, Paige Kovner, 8, and Payton Ioannou, 8, to the movies at Elwood Quad in East Northport. Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost It’s the new AMC Huntington Square 12, a state-of-the-art, 12-screen theater with reclining seats and stadium seating that will open at a former Sears department store site in East Northport — less than a mile from Elwood Quad — by the end of the year.

“We are concerned,“ said Levinson, who also owns the Bellmore Playhouse, a seven-screen movie theater that is about 20 years old. “When AMC opens, it’s going to be at least a 15% drop. It could be more,” he said.

The number of independent and small-chain movie theaters has been shrinking for years as they lose customers to large chains with more theater amenities, subscription-based online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, and other entertainment options.

Long Island’s independent operators also cite the costs of the rising minimum wage and high taxes, utilities, rent and movie studio fees.

“I believe that the independent theaters will always be there. But there’s not many of us left,” Levinson said.

Long Island had a total of 40 movie theaters in 2018, down 21.6 percent from 51 in 2001, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nationwide during the same period, the number declined 9.9 percent to 4,370 movie theaters, according to the bureau.

Most of the movie theaters in the United States are mom-and-pop operations, but four large chains — AMC Entertainment Inc., Cineworld Group PLC (owner of Regal), Cinemark Holdings Inc. and The Marcus Corp. — account for about 55 percent of revenue, according to Patrick Corcoran, spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group.

AMC, the largest operator in the United States, has seven theaters on Long Island, including a 17-screen, 21-year-old venue in Stony Brook that it plans to renovate next year.

The company’s new East Northport theater “will be a state-of-the-art, brand-new movie theater where people can expect the best that AMC has to offer,” said Ryan Noonan, a spokesman for Leawood, Kansas-based AMC.

Nicole Mathis, 15, of Port Washington, sells popcorn Nicole Mathis, 15, of Port Washington, sells popcorn at the consession stand inside Soundview Cinemas in Port Washington. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost The 47,000-square-foot theater will have AMC Dine-in Delivery to Seat, which means that moviegoers can order from “a full menu of fresh, handcrafted entrees, appetizers and desserts” at the counter and have it delivered to their seats.

In June 2018, Regal opened its ninth Long Island theater — a $30 million, 13-screen venue in Lynbrook on the site of its closed six-screen theater that opened in 1922 and was demolished in 2016.

The new theater features reclining seats with electronic controls, stadium seating and kiosks for self-service ticketing. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Regal Cinemas is the second-largest theater operator.

New theaters have an average of eight to 12 screens, Corcoran said.

It’s tough for small theaters to match reclining It’s tough for small theaters to match reclining seats such as these at Regal Cinemas 13 in Lynbrook, because they take up twice the space of regular seats, theater owners say. Credit: Ed Betz

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