AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8

630 Old Country Road,
Garden City, NY 11530

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robboehm on July 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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

RobertR on July 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Have any updates been done here?

Richard on May 7, 2013 at 12:55 am

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

robboehm on June 23, 2011 at 2:51 am

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 9:57 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 12, 2010 at 1:33 am

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 11:58 pm

Too bad the punks tear up this place.

PaulLD1 on January 18, 2010 at 1:41 am

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 18, 2010 at 1:19 am

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

PaulLD1 on November 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

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.

PaulLD1 on November 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Last night, I passed by the Roosevelt Field theatre and it was completely dark. When I got home, and just now, I phoned the theatre and let it ring a solid three minutes. Anyone knows what’s going on there?

gfm8959 on August 31, 2009 at 12:08 am

Hi Orlando, are you Charlie Orlando the projectionist??

pacman on June 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm

This used to be a good multiplex. The last 5 years hasn’t been good to this theater. Always pulling in the wrong crowd. They don’t even post what movies they are showing at the entrance anymore.

longislandmovies on October 10, 2007 at 6:43 pm

No the Meadows is still the original building just redone inside…

fred1 on October 10, 2007 at 6:37 pm

you can say the same fo the meadows.

longislandmovies on October 10, 2007 at 5:57 pm

SHORE theater falls under —kind of —as the Century building was demolished and a new theater went in its place..Where i started as an usher…………….

fred1 on October 10, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Also the Shore theatre in Huntington

longislandmovies on October 10, 2007 at 5:15 am

old CENTURY theaters still in use in NY …

Roosevelt field,fantasy,meadows,green acres,

longislandmovies on October 10, 2007 at 5:11 am

Cineplex odeon finished the expansion long before LOEWS was in the picture

7traintoshea on October 10, 2007 at 4:42 am

The seating is
1. 424 SDDS(8)/SR
2. 419 dts/SDDS(8)/DS
3. 296 SDDS(8)/SR
4. 219 DS
5. 171 DS
6. 250 DS
7. 183 SDDS(8)/DS
8. 259 SDDS(8)/DS

After Cineplex Odeon took over RKO Century is 1987, Cineplex sold the complex to Loews Theatres. Cineplex Odeon didn’t ran the theatre too long.

Loews had to finish the renovations of 4 plex expansion. The other Century Theatre still ran by AMC is the Fantasy in Rockville Centre

DixonSteele on September 6, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Went here a number of times in the 60s/early 70s when it was a single large house incl. AFTER THE FOX, MAROONED and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.

Oh yeah, played hookie one day and my pal and I went to SLEUTH.

Those were the days……..

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 21, 2007 at 5:55 am

This AMC Loews Theatres is probally the last of the Century Theatres from the late 1950’s and 1960’s that is still in use. It’s sister theatre (from the Century days), the Loews Cineplex Route 17 Triplex (which had the “RKO Century’s Paramus Theatre” instead of the Cineplex Odeon logo on it’s building to the very end) has been closed since Janunary 12, 2006, and demolished by May of this year.

mns2lv4ever on May 30, 2007 at 12:26 am

I worked here from 96 – 2000 it was a loews theatre and did not change until the merge with AMC in 2006. I worked for loews since 1992 and this was a loews theatre the entire time until we merged with cineplex at which time it changed the name to Loews Cineplex (still under loews management ) there was also a time in there during the 90’s maybe around 97 or 98 when we were called Sony ( but sony and loews were sister company’s ) so again all the same management. Loews ( upper ) management did not survive the last merge with AMC in 2006.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 29, 2007 at 11:35 pm

Century twinned it and later when they were aquired by RKO, it was made into a quad. Later Cineplex Odeon made it an eight-plex" (RobertR, intro)

A couple of clarifications: During the early-to-mid 1980s, this theater was a triplex. RKO Century then turned it into a quad in ‘85 or '86. By '89 it was expanded again to an eightplex, at which time it was operated by Loews not Cineplex Odeon.

By the time Loews merged with Cineplex Odeon in 1998, this theatre was already a 8-plex.

Here is the updated operating order:
RKO Century Warner (1981-1987)
Cineplex Odeon (1987-1998)
Loews Cineplex (Still as Cineplex Odeon) (1998-2006)
AMC Loews (Still with Cineplex Odeon or Loews Cineplex logos) (2006-P)