Rockville Centre Cinema

340 Sunrise Highway,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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Rockville Centre Cinema

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Twin cinema that has a great marquee as long as the whole front of the building. This was one of the real early twins that had not only a wall down the middle of the cinema, but also in the lobby. You could not switch auditoriums because each side had its own ticket booth, bathrooms and concession stand. The lobby is now one again. The theater closed in January 2006, and after years standing empty, it was demolished in May 2013.

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kong1911
kong1911 on May 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Passed by yesterday. They are taking the building down.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 27, 2013 at 2:58 am

When I passed by just a few days ago, on Thursday, the building appeared to be about completely down. The blue construction shedding that surrounds the property, still had the protrusion along Sunrise Highway that allowed for the marquee, but the lot behind the shedding looked completely leveled, save for a bit of steel framework that supported what would have been the theater’s western wall, adjacent to the HSBC branch.

kong1911
kong1911 on June 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

It’s now just a hole in the ground.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Amazing how many years this sat in such a great location .

Orlando
Orlando on February 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

The RKO Rockville Centre is currently being demolished. The building is covered with tarp as a precaution to asbestos becoming airborne. I saw this on Friday morning 1-31-2014 while riding the LIRR from Penn Station to Babylon. …..and another one bites the dust.

robboehm
robboehm on February 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Orlando, I’m confused. Postings in 2013 indicated the building had been demolished then?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Building is long gone. New one is arising.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on February 14, 2014 at 5:14 am

Just demolished last year .

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

Well, last year is a lot longer ago than “currently being demolished” as posted on 2/4/14. It seems that the empty space was there for months before new construction started.

NYer
NYer on September 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

The late great Joan Rivers hustling opening weekend, making personal appearances for her directorial debut ‘Rabbit Test" in photo section.

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