AMC Roosevelt Field 8

630 Old Country Road,
Garden City, NY 11530

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., Cineplex Odeon, Loews, Loews Cineplex, RKO

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Roosevelt Field Theatres, AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 516.741.4008

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AMC Roosevelt Field 8

One of the largest of the Century Circuit Inc. chain built in parking lots of shopping malls in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Roosevelt Field Theatres opened August 29, 1962 with Spencer Tracy in “Judgement at Nuremburg”. It had 1,700 seats. Century Theatres twinned it in late-1978 and later when they were acquired by RKO, it was made into a triple on April 15, 1983. On June 6, 1986 they expanded it to an 8-screen by chopping some theatres and creating some from other space and a total seating capacity of 2,300-seats. It was taken over by Cineplex-Odeon, and then acquired by Loews. 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.

It was closed for extensive renovations in March 2015. It reopened in November 2015.

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ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 13, 2020 at 6:59 pm

This was my first visit since the renovation, all of the 8 screens, no masking. The only screens that are scope screens (masking for FLAT) is theatres 5 (old theatre 3 and former 70MM house balcony) and theatre 8.

The theatre layout is the same prior to the renovation, AMC added 2 escalators to the second floor and theatre 5/6 (former balcony) you enter in the back. It has two men/women restrooms but not enough stalls in the main Men’s room in the lobby.

The sound proofing was poor, I heard the sound from theatre 2 while watching my movie in theatre 1.

AMC removed the auxiliary refreshment stand on the 2nd floor. I posted a few photos of the theatre and I have old photos which I put up a few years ago.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 13, 2020 at 7:32 pm

This was my first visit since the renovation, all of the 8 screens, no masking. The only screens that are scope screens (masking for FLAT) is theatres 5 (old theatre 3 and former 70MM house balcony) and theatre 8.

The theatre layout is the same prior to the renovation, AMC added 2 escalators to the second floor and theatre 5/6 (former balcony) you enter in the back. It has two men/women restrooms but not enough stalls in the main Men’s room in the lobby.

The sound proofing was poor, I heard the sound from theatre 2 while watching my movie in theatre 1.

The one negative, the sight lines are not great.

AMC removed the auxiliary refreshment stand on the 2nd floor. I posted a few photos of the theatre and I have old photos which I put up a few years ago.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm

In the remarks, It wasn’t rebuilt from scratch. The 8 screen complex remained the same, with the exception was the front part of the original Century being extended to make it ADA accessible, and moving the balcony of the theatre redone with entrances in the back and the 1987 extension remained intact.

AMC couldn’t stay open during renovations like other complexes since it didn’t have sections that could of been roped off. This was the same when the AMC Fantasy was renovated..

Please remove which required gutting the entire building. The original building had to be renovated to make it ADA accessible with escalators and move the balcony entrances to the back and removing the staircases from the old entrance. Just part of the building was renovated. Please review my photos.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 2:58 pm

Please add previous owners RKO Century Warner, Cineplex Odeon and Loews Theatres.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm

grand opening ad was already posted in the photos section

rivest266
rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 12:13 pm

It’s a better quality version. 4 screens on June 6th, 1986, 6 screens on December 19th, 1986, 8 screens on May 22nd, 1987, and taken over by Loew’s on July 31st, 1987. No ads found for these dates.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 2, 2021 at 2:02 pm

I posted the grand opening for 8 screens when Loews finish the work. When it opened as 8, their was construction in the lobby and Loews took over the project. It never was six prior, On june 6, 1986 the balcony cut split and half and the other 4 screens where add on, 2 upper and 2 lower. A few years ago, AMC redesign the complex built escalators to get to all upper theatres.

Also, so happy to see the Newsdays on newspapers.com. I clip a alot from proquest and their site is not user friendly.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 3, 2021 at 4:43 pm

@rivest266 When they went to six on December 19, 1986, 2 of the 4 additional screens were open, but the work wasn’t completed until May 22, 1987. The official Grand Opening as 8 screens wasn’t until end of the year, because Loews had to finish the interior lobby construction that they inherited from RKO Century expansion. The 4 additional was a RKO Century Project, prior to the merger. A Grand Opening ad of 8 is already in the photos section.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 3, 2021 at 4:49 pm

@rivest266 When they went to six on December 19, 1986, 2 of the 4 additional screens were open, but the work wasn’t completed until May 22, 1987. The official Grand Opening as 8 screens wasn’t until end of the year, because Loews had to finish the interior lobby construction that they inherited from RKO Century expansion. The 4 additional was a RKO Century Project, prior to the merger. A Grand Opening ad of 8 is already in the photos section. Also, Loews took over June 26, 1986, please correct, First Loews ad in photos section.

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