AMC Stony Brook 17

2196 Nesconset Highway,
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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NYer on December 29, 2018 at 9:53 am

I agree I just don’t enjoy the dine in theater experience. So many memorable days and nights at the movies and the seat never moved, well until you stood up.

robboehm on December 29, 2018 at 8:20 am

I don’t see what the big deal is with recliners. I’d just as soon see most movies on my home TV when they become available for less money and be able to sit in my PJs and eat my own snacks rather than having somebody running around serving food while I’m trying to watch the movie. Plus, I wouldn’t have to drive 15 miles to the closest theater. Ah, for the good old days when each community had it’s own theater and you could walk to it.

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S.A. Thomas on December 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Hell must have frozen over, the long awaited auditorium remodels have begun. I’ve been told it’ll take a year, with the initial goal of having rooms 1 and 2 (IMAX) complete by Spring 2019. Staff thinks all rooms will get recliners, but aren’t 100% sure, given that some of the smaller rooms would be left with less than 50 seats as a result.

mhvbear on February 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

The recliners are among the worse “innovation” that chains are adding to their facilities. I avoid them like the plague. They decrease the seating and increase the cost of attending. If I had my dithers there would be no food allowed.

robboehm on February 5, 2016 at 6:41 am

Remember the day you just went to a movie? Now they have all these bells and whistles and charge you an arm and a leg.

CMulcahy9207 on February 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm

My new house is not far from this theatre. When will they be adding the reclining seats for this theatre.

robboehm on January 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Better exterior photo uploaded.

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 am

Thanks for the information.

SIIN01 on December 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm

No they didn’t change any existing auditoriums. The building was originally constructed with 17 auditoriums 2 of which were never furnished. They were used for dry storage such as maintenance items. They then added seats to these 2 “rooms” changing the theatre to a 17plex.

Bway on December 3, 2008 at 9:10 am

Did they cut two of their theaters in half to go from 15 to 17?

moviebuff82 on December 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Next year it will house an IMAX screen.

SIIN01 on December 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm

This theatre was constructed and opened for operation as a Loews Theatre on December 23rd, 1998. This theatre did originally open as a 15 screen theatre. Shortly after National Amusements opened their Holstville location (Island 16 De Lux) Loews decided to add seats to 2 auditoriums that were already built during original construction. This upgrade (renovation) ensured Loews operated the largest theatre (screens)in Suffolk County. Which is still the case today. This building is currently owned and operated by AMC Theatres following AMC’s merger with Loews which took place in January 2006. If anyone has questions about this building please ask in post, I worked in this building for it’s first 10 years in operation.

Bway on July 10, 2008 at 11:04 am

It used to be a Loews I believe.

chip26 on December 2, 2006 at 4:14 pm

Before the megaplex was built, Loews operated a triplex in the same shopping center. I believe it had always been a triplex so my guess is the #2 was referring to the actual theatre in the complex. I will add the listing for this theatre.

Bway on June 8, 2006 at 6:56 am

Does anyone know where that theater Robert mentions was? Robert, perhaps you will add it?

RobertR on June 2, 2006 at 4:26 pm

In this 1975 ad it shows a Loews Stony Brook 2, I don’t find this theatre on CT?
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Nyce475 on January 22, 2006 at 3:10 pm

I worked at this theatre from 2001-2003, the actual Theatre count is 17 now since there was always plans for 17, but Loews could not get the Town to approve the extra theatres. Finally in late 2002, there were 2 very small theatres added to the count, they are located on the right wing of the theatre at the end of the wing.

Bway on October 20, 2004 at 12:01 pm

You are correct. While I don’t remember it in the Madison (I was too young) I do remember it in the Ridgewood. They were probably called trailer curtain because the thin ones went back and forth before and after the trailers.

RobertR on October 20, 2004 at 11:00 am

Yes the Ridgewood did and also the Madison. I believe they were called trailer curtains.

R143 on October 20, 2004 at 9:41 am

I agree with you Robert. They do have attractive “curtain” walls in this one I think, and even “sconces” on the walls, so it’s almost like old time theaters, except, no more screen curtains.
I think the Zeigfeld in Manhattan still does that, and I think the late Trylon did too, but not many left still have curtains.
I think some theaters like the Ridgewood used to have two sets of curtains, a thick one, and a thin one.

RobertR on October 20, 2004 at 9:10 am

I like this theatre and attend it quite frequently when I visit friends in Nesconset. I liked the Smithtown Mall alot though, the auditoriums had curtains, which I think all theatres even in a plex should have.

Bway on October 20, 2004 at 8:40 am

With good reason probably. When it first opened, it seemed very state of the art. It was one of the first more “modern” multiplexes, and was and is still very well maintained. Although now it seems a “step behind” when you compare it to the more “de Lux” theaters that Nation Amusements is openeing up like the Holtsville Island 16.
It’s still a very nice place to see a movie though. Very clean, and quite comfortable. The auditoriums are quite nice, and much less sterile than some of the 1980’s and early 1990’s multiplexes.

RobertR on October 20, 2004 at 8:32 am

Loews totally gave up on the Smithtown Mall Theatres when they opened this.

Bway on October 20, 2004 at 8:32 am

Yes, I believe it is Loews. It opened as a “Sony” Theater originally.