Island Cinemas

1708 Montauk Highway,
Mastic, NY 11950

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Island Cinemas

In defiance of the usual progression for many theater buildings, this theater was actually converted from a large store in the late-1980’s or early-1990’s, instead of the typical progression where a theater gets converted to a store.

The eight-screen Movieland Cinema of Mastic was closed at the end of 2007, and a new cinema opened on the site in March 2008, named Island Cinemas.

Contributed by Bway Chris

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

I think the screen count has to change to 7 above. It’s more than the 5 listed.

robboehm on September 24, 2009 at 11:03 pm

They’ve got something new – “Church at the Movies”. They even have a van to transport people. I went past last Sunday and they really had a crowd. I wonder if films do as well.

Bway on September 28, 2009 at 11:41 am

I wonder if this is the church group that used to rent one of the theaters in the old Patchogue Multiplex. They also had a “CHurch at the Movies” group that rented one of the auditoriums on Sundays for church service.
It’s a good way to take in some extra money when they really don’t need the auditorium for movies anyway on Sunday mornings.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

AWF, do you remember the name of that original movie theatre?

robboehm on March 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

The seating capacity of the 7 auditoriums is as follows:

1 105

2&4 91
3 111
5 107
6&7 110

VictorV on December 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm

The new owners have really come through with this place. As far as I can tell, they are continuing to upgrade. I heard that they were going to all digital soon, and that they were considering doing special features soon (sports, genre nights, midnight showings). I just love it because I hardly have to wait to get in, it’s clean, and safe now. OH! (my wife says) they keep the bathrooms clean, too.

robboehm on April 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Good to hear, Victor. I’ve avoided the place because the shopping center is so sleezy. The only time I ventured onto the premises was to get the seating capacities of the seven auditoriums.

robboehm on June 26, 2018 at 10:16 am

Island Cinemas is back to 9 screens (hopefully legal this time). They also now serve lunch and dinner from noon to 10 PM each day via the newly opened Castaway Cafe. Very upscale sounding operation in a questionable area.

davidcoppock on June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm

The marquee in the above photo says 10 screens.

robboehm on June 27, 2018 at 10:42 am

The photo is quite a few years old. The owners illegally added three screens to the venue (interestingly they were lawyers). They were then forced back to the original 7. I got the figure of 9 from a current advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Have no idea when the new two were added.

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