Flick 1 & 2

1900 Hempstead Turnpike,
East Meadow, NY 11554

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Jerry Lewis Cinemas/Flick 1 & 2/East Meadow Twin Theaters, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY

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This twin started life as the Jerry Lewis Cinemas. When that chain went under film booker Mark Laffey opened it as the Flick 1 & 2. It played a combination of first run and moveovers and survived until the Meadowbrook became a multiplex and Loews built the Nassau Quad.

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ssj335 on October 4, 2006 at 1:09 am

still standing? what has become of this place?

chuckb223 on June 18, 2007 at 5:50 pm

The building is still standing but it is now the North Shore Fitness center.

Bloop on October 8, 2007 at 8:54 pm

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robboehm on February 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

To fill in the gaps, between being a Jerry Lewis and becoming the Flick it was known as the East Meadow twin.

dorsing on February 25, 2009 at 4:43 pm

When the movie The Hot Rock came out in 1972, we deliberately went to see it at this theatre, knowing scenes were filmed locally. (Filmed all around NY,Brooklyn, too)
Opens with Redford getting out of jail-actually Nassau County on Carmen Ave. Then later when they spring the other guy out, they escape, driving right around the movie theatre (well, the strip mall) we were watching the movie in!

kencmcintyre on February 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

That’s happened to me in Westwood, CA, more than once. We were watching some movie and one of the scenes was filmed in front of the theater we were in. Kind of an out of body experience.

kencmcintyre on February 25, 2009 at 6:15 pm

No idea. That was probably in the early or mid 80s, when we used to go to Westwood Village every weekend.

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Mike Rogers on August 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Jerry Lewis writes in his book “DEAN AND ME” about his cinemas,one of the few places I have ever read about his failed theatres.

miclup on August 30, 2011 at 5:25 am

Wow! The Jerry Lewis Theatres! Haven’t thought about that in ages. The East Meadow Theatres were pretty awful but their programming was down rate amazing. Tons of B movies and horror and the perfect downtrodden place to see them. I have tons of fond memories of this duplex. I even remember the smell. It always smelled like disinfectant. Isn’t crazy what we remember and even cherish. I was still going here as late as the mid-80s. Saw CRIMES OF PASSION and DO THE RIGHT THING back to back in totally empty auditoriums here. It was GREAT!

musicmandave95 on July 25, 2012 at 12:59 am

Someone put up a picture of some Dollar store and the movie theater was not in that section of the plaza. It was in the opposite right side of the plaza. It was a great movie theater with 2 movie houses. Small but clean and affordable. It is now a gym.

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