AMC Roosevelt Field 8

630 Old Country Road,
Garden City, NY 11530

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jeffpiatt on August 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm

the location is now the “AMC Roosevelt Field 8”. AMC is currently phasing out the Lowes brand as the locations are upgraded and changed over to one of there 3 current Brands.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Since the “extensive renovations” entailed gutting the building to its walls and rebuilding from scratch, an updated introduction is necessary…

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 22, 2016 at 9:12 am

Century’s Roosevelt Field first opened to the public on August 29h, 1962, with a gala charity event the night before. An ad has been posted in the Photos Section. Seating capacity for the single screen cinema was reported as 1,700.

DavidZornig on November 9, 2016 at 5:50 am

1963 marquee photo added courtesy of Al Ponte’s Time Machine – New York Facebook page.

theatrefan on July 14, 2016 at 7:12 am

They also probably figure that their targeted audience of millennials will look everything up on their smartphones & will not even look up to see what titles are listed on the marquee of the theatre. Unfortunately it’s not just AMC as Cineplex is also doing the same thing up in Canada as they are renovating the older Famous Players Multiplexes they have owned since 2005.

robboehm on July 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Also they’ve probably reserved seats. Are not the pylons still maintained at the entrances to the mall?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 8, 2016 at 10:12 am

With the longevity of films it’s fairly unnecessary to advertise what’s playing. If it’s a first run theatre they’re playing all the new movies. Granted at an 8-plex they may not have ALL the new movies, they have most of them.

Besides — most people don’t just show up without already knowing what’s playing. They’ve checked showtimes on the internet and decided that this theatre is the one they’re going to at a certain time.

RobertR on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

Can someone who works or has worked at AMC explain the thinking behind no titles on marquees or on the building? All the free advertising, I used to drive by and see something was playing and go see it. I just don’t get it. As a former theater manager the marquee was so important, we even used to cram the next attractions up there when we could.

robboehm on December 29, 2015 at 7:06 am

So what’s it like after the long reno?

John Fink
John Fink on December 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Currently back open per AMC’s website

R68Dtrain2500 on March 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Check out the pictures I took of the older seats from this theater before the renovation of this theater

robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Photo of pylon when Century’s added

R68Dtrain2500 on March 18, 2015 at 6:59 pm

This theater is gonna be renovating for real?

robboehm on March 15, 2015 at 9:40 am

Is this a reno or a tear down and rebuild?

robboehm on March 15, 2015 at 5:02 am

Theater was built in less time than the eight month reno.

fred1 on March 15, 2015 at 3:51 am

The theater is closed until November for extensive renovations

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.

RobertR on July 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

Have any updates been done here?

Richard on May 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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

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.

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?

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!

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Too bad the punks tear up this place.

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.

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.