Movieworld Douglaston

242-02 61st Avenue,
Douglaston, NY 11362

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rlev13 on June 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

Closing on July 3rd with a celebration party on the 2nd. Please share any pictures/stories/memories on facebook or here.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on June 12, 2018 at 5:58 am

Closing in July, according to this news report

Johnfromthe80s on May 26, 2018 at 9:36 am

This one always seemed like a small theater, and despite being small it has multiple screens, its one of the few of the original theaters in the area that is still around and hasn’t changed that much over the years.

DARCYDT on September 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

No showings before 3:15 this week, they always had showings at 1 PM or so and decent audiences.

DARCYDT on May 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

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

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.

theatrefan on January 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

Here is the link to the story:

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.”

robboehm on April 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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

rlev13 on October 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

New seats in all theaters just added.

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, décor-wise, it still has a sort of small town movie theatre feel to it.

rlev13 on December 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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

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.

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 on March 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

How come Columbia/Sony pictures never have bargain rates? I might be wrong but I think this same deal goes with the Main Street Flushing theater also,

DARCYDT on August 15, 2008 at 7:02 am

The newspaper has the new Star Wars cartoon advertised as playing here in the IMAX format. Does this theater have the capabilty of doing that now. I also notice that though the Dark Knight made 26 million last weekend it is no longer here, nor in Sunnyside or the Flushing Main Street. Why would they all drop a still potent box office film?

RobertR on June 30, 2008 at 7:32 am

Here is that story before the link stops working.

Movieworld to return
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:00 PM EDT
To those moviegoers who were shocked when the Movieworld multiplex theater in the Douglaston Plaza shopping center abruptly closed – fear not, your summer is saved.

The seven-screen picture palace has scheduled its grand re-opening for Friday, June 27, managed by an independent partnership of local entrepreneurs, according to partner Mark Serale. “We’ll be showing a variety of films for kids and adults,” Serale said.

Their opening bill includes the new Disney film “Wall-e” on two screens, along with summer fare from kid-friendly “Kung Fu Panda,” and comedy “Get Smart” to explosive thrillers “The Hulk” and “Wanted” to “Sex and the City.”

“We only signed the lease about three weeks ago,” said Serale. “We’ve put a state-of-the-art digital sound system in all seven theaters, and all new seats in three of them,” he said, adding, “The others will be getting new seating soon.”

The group had sought to take over the theater when the previous operator “walked away,” almost three months ago, according to Serale, but were rebuffed at first. “The landlord called us back about a month ago saying it was available, so we took it.”

In order to get back into operation as soon as possible, management concentrated on sprucing up and put in a whole new “caf/” service bar.

“We’ll be serving premium Italian ices, gelati, ice cream and pastries under the ‘D’Angelo’s of N.Y.C.’ label,” said partner Sal Corrente. “These are family recipes being made here in the city,” he said. “You can make an evening of it or even book a party, right here.”

Managing partner Jay Levinson already operates a movie theater on Long Island. “We grew up in Roslyn,” said his brother Stuart, also a partner, “We love this location – it’s like our back yard.”

Serale, who grew up in Fresh Meadows, expressed excitement at the chance to offer Queens some of what’s been missing in film entertainment.

“We have several ideas, such as morning shows for moms, where they can bring their stroller right into the theater,” he said, adding. “They deserve the break.”

“We also want to have something of an ‘art house’ here, showing films that you’d otherwise have to go to Manhattan to see,” he said.

Among their ideas, management wants to bring back “classic 70 millimeter films in stereo,” like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “West Side Story,” and would “love to have midnight showings of cult films.”

Serale admits that some of their planned innovations, like digital projection to match the digital audio, will have to wait until after the summer movie season, or, like late night showings, would involve negotiations.

“We signed a long lease and we’re in it for the long haul,” he promised.

DARCYDT on June 29, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Didn’t Movieworld play The Queen, There Will Be Blood, Bride and Prejudice and a few other films that didn’t play say a 1000 theaters at their widest? They also played March of the Penguins which I saw there.

pacman on June 29, 2008 at 8:29 am

Foreign/Art house movies will be a great addition to movieworld. They were playing Indian films on one of their screens during the weekends and pulling huge crowds of Indian families from Bellerose and Floral park. Whatever to keep the theater at afloat. Now if they can follow the path of the Kew Garden cinema’s footsteps in keeping a clean and modern theater.

fred1 on June 27, 2008 at 6:19 am

thank you Warren I had a google news arlert an delet before i could cut and paste

DARCYDT on June 27, 2008 at 5:48 am

Pictures at the re-opened theater are openers Wall-e on 2 screens and Wanted along with older films Get Smart (2nd week), Incredible Hulk (3rd week), Kung Fu Panda (4th week) and Sex in the City (5th week).

Who owns the theater now?

fred1 on June 27, 2008 at 5:12 am

This cinema shoube label “open”. the Movieworld will reopen to 6/27/2008 with new sound and new seating in three of the 7 theaters .*The rest will be completed later on. The showtimes is publish in today'ss NY Post' s. Will check up and report on the condicion with the new management

Amk1515 on June 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Any one know the number to this theatre?

DARCYDT on June 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Driving by the theater today the sign outside the shoppong plaza for the theater says grand reopening soon.

fred1 on June 12, 2008 at 8:19 am

I heard news that the theater will open again soon , by one of the partners of the Cinemaword chain of Corum and Mastic before they split up and became independant. . Please let them redo the complex with better seats, new carpet and maybe implode the # of theaters to 4 or 5