Richmond Theatre

2795 Richmond Avenue,
Greenridge, NY 10314

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Located in the Greenridge district of Staten Island. Spacious modern theatre opened in 1967. First movie: “Casino Royale”. Showed only United Artists releases 1968-1980 so this was the house to see the Beatles, James Bond, Woody Allen, Rocky, and Pink Panther movies.

Showed newsreels of first Ali/Frasier fight in 1970 with a James Bond double bill. Midnight shows included the Three Stooges, Little Rascals, Bloopers. Last movie: “Back to The Future” in 1985.

Now the Jembro variety store.

Contributed by Pete Delaney

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AnthonyS1957
AnthonyS1957 on June 7, 2006 at 1:46 pm

Here is the correct link for my last Photo Entry:
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AdamBomb1701
AdamBomb1701 on March 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm

The Jembro store at the former Richmond theater site is now gone; the building is empty and “For Lease.”

mikwalen
mikwalen on July 17, 2008 at 11:41 am

The Richmond is/was special to me – I saw CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG there in 1969 when I was 5 – and then FIDDLER, and so many of my other favorites! It had a huge screen, and I miss it!

Garth
Garth on July 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Shop-Rite is not the theatre.

Garth
Garth on July 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

I have not been out there in some time , but the former theatre is a seperate building. 985 may for some reason be a shared address. I don’t know what the theatre building is currently used for.

AdamBomb1701
AdamBomb1701 on August 6, 2008 at 4:21 pm

There is no more Shop-Rite; it became a Stop and Shop a couple of years ago. The building that housed the theater is in a far corner of the lot, and it’s still standing. And empty.

MovieManBill
MovieManBill on September 20, 2008 at 11:46 am

My sister took me to a midnight show of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” when I was around 12 years old (around 1979). The place was filled with rowdy teens, but I had a great time. She also took me to see “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” (a live Monty Python movie). My sister Cathy is 7 years older than me and she was a constant participant at the showings of “Rocky Horror” at the Island Theater in the adjoining shopping center. I’m sure she has some good stories to tell.

Garth
Garth on February 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

The book Going To The Movies On Staten Island wrongly states both this theatre and the Jerry Lewis Cinema on Forest Ave were demolished after closing. Is the building still vacant?

Garth
Garth on March 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

The theatre is now a Magic Tree store.

Bill Hebner
Bill Hebner on July 19, 2011 at 4:25 am

To the comments from 3 years ago regarding Shop-Rite at 985 Richmond Ave. That is still a Shop-Rite and is at the corner of Forest Ave. There used to be a Shop-Rite in the Pergament Center, where Century’s Richmond building still is. Shop & Stop replaced Shop-Rite. There were also a Beefsteak Charlie’s and Roll ‘n’ Roaster at some point. Best Buy (now) used to be Pergament Home Center and was Korvette’s before that. I am too young to remember the Drive-in, but spent some time between the Richmond and the Island Twin.

Hey MovieManBill, when did your sister go to Rocky Horror? I went between 84 and 86-87 and am curious as to whether I know her.

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