AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8

630 Old Country Road,
Garden City, NY 11530

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AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8

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One of the largest of the Century Theaters chain built in parking lots of shopping malls in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Century Theaters twinned it and later when they were aquired by RKO, it was made into a quad. Later Cineplex Odeon made it an eight-plex by chopping some theatres and creating some from other space. Some of the houses are quite large and nice but others are small. Always played top notch first run, but now shares bookings with the newer AMC Loews Raceway 10 down the road.

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PaulLD1
PaulLD1 on November 22, 2009 at 9:00 am

Updating my post above: this morning I tried calling the theatre again, and let it ring another solid three minutes, when in desparation, I called her sister theatre, the Roosevelt Raceway Cinema. The young punk who answered, definitely a high-schooler, apatheticly replied “I dunno. I haven’t been there>” You would have thought the closing of the co-owned Field theatre would have been the water-cooler…or rather popcorn-popper…gossip of the day! Your comments and info of the fate of the RF theatre would be most appreciated.

robboehm
robboehm on January 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Must have reopened at some point in time, Newsday Movie Timetable for today shows nine current movies playing.

PaulLD1
PaulLD1 on January 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Sorry for not posting sooner. A day or so after my last post, I walked over to the theatre itself. They told me that they had a power failure that weekend, and that’s why they were closed.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Too bad the punks tear up this place.

PaulLD1
PaulLD1 on February 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Indeed. On my most recent visit to the theatre (before the blackout), a little old lady was taken aback when she was told that the refreshment stand does not sell coffee. But, for her sake, I’m awfully glad that they don’t!

Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan on July 10, 2010 at 1:57 am

I can’t imagine why anyone would go to this dump to see a movie. I moved to LI in 1986 when I was 13 and saw many movies there through the mid 90’s. Coming from Brooklyn I was used to local theaters with personality that add to the experience, the only theater that offered that was the US Syosset, certainly not this dump. It may have been a place to see a movie, but it was never a place to enjoy a movie. It may have been nice when it opened as a single screen, but it was never nice when I went and I can’t imagine what’s it’s like now. Outside of the two main screens (which are decent), the rest of the screens are awkwardly placed and rather small. Why go here when there is the UA Westbury 12?

robboehm
robboehm on June 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Haven’t been in the area for years but I remember thinking it odd that the theatre had two box offices. Handy in view of all the chopping up.

Richard
Richard on May 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I remember seeing “Avatar” and “The Pirates! Band of Misifits” there.

RobertR
RobertR on July 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

Have any updates been done here?

robboehm
robboehm on July 17, 2014 at 7:03 am

Probably will be part of the $600 million reseating project mentioned on the CT home page.

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