Movieworld Douglaston

242-02 61st Avenue,
Douglaston, NY 11362

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Movieworld Douglaston

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B.S. Moss opened this seven-screen theatre in 1983 in the Korvettes Mall. The theatres were nothing special and ranged in size from 450 to 90 seats. The agreement with the mall prevented any movies from running past 1AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Shortly after this B.S. Moss had UA operating the theatre. While B.S. Moss was still involved, the theatre was kept up, and it had a big overhaul in the early-1990’s, which added stereo to all seven screens, new concession stands and preview monitors around the lobby. After that UA let the theatre fall apart and they dropped it in the spring of 2004. It last operated as an independent and closed on April 26, 2008. It reopened under new management on June 27, 2008.

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Recent comments (view all 48 comments)

markp
markp on March 12, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Columbia won’t allow it. Its the same at the joint I work at here in New Jersey. I think after 4 weeks they will allow bargain days, but by then the movie is dead anyway.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on May 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

The website is back up, they have all pictures playing and the coming soon column with Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, Shrek 4 Ever After, Just Write and Letters to Juliet.

rlev13
rlev13 on December 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

They recently went all digital…still offer the lowest pricesI have seen around here.

Willburg145
Willburg145 on April 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

My friends and I recently discovered this movie theatre. While it’s nothing to write about, d├ęcor-wise, it still has a sort of small town movie theatre feel to it.

rlev13
rlev13 on October 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

New seats in all theaters just added.

robboehm
robboehm on April 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Additional night time entrance photo and interior image uploaded. What Spartan auditoriums.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on January 5, 2017 at 5:47 am

The cinema is reportedly closing in April, along with the Macy’s that is the shopping center’s retail “anchor.”

theatrefan
theatrefan on January 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

Here is the link to the story: http://qns.com/story/2017/01/04/douglaston-macys-movie-theater-move-lowes-home-improvement-looking-move/

rlev13
rlev13 on January 5, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Not closing in April, bot possibly within a year or so. City is holding up the permits…will take time to get approved if at all.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on May 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

There is a banner up at entrance to the theater saying Movieworld will remain open.

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