Flick 1 & 2

1900 Hempstead Turnpike,
East Meadow, NY 11554

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musicmandave95
musicmandave95 on July 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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.

miclup
miclup on August 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 26, 2010 at 2:50 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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

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.

dorsing
dorsing on February 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

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!

robboehm
robboehm on February 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

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

Bloop
Bloop on October 8, 2007 at 12:54 pm

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chuckb223
chuckb223 on June 18, 2007 at 9:50 am

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

ssj335
ssj335 on October 3, 2006 at 5:09 pm

still standing? what has become of this place?

TerryP
TerryP on July 6, 2005 at 10:18 am

Marc, through Florin Creative Film Services booked the Flick and the 8th Street Playhouse. Thus the great double features. The people who owned this theatre, also owned the Mini-Cinema. One owner ran Cinema 5 Theatres, the stella art circuit in the 80’s (Cinema I & II, Sutton, etc.)

RobertR
RobertR on December 28, 2004 at 2:09 pm

They used to play some offbeat things here in between the normal bookings. The Jerry lewis Massapequa theatre is not on here yet. I would add it but I am not sure if it was a twin or single screen.

chconnol
chconnol on December 28, 2004 at 1:15 pm

Wow! This one completely slipped my mind and I went here more than a few times in the 70’s and early 80’s. I saw the re-issue of “Vertigo” here in around ‘83, “My Favorite Year” and a reissue of “Jungle Book” (love that movie) around 1984 or so. That’s the last time I remember seeing anything here. It was a decent double theater in a decently maintained but HUGE shopping center right on Hempstead Turnpike in “beautful” East Meadow.

The other Jerry Lewis Cinema that I know of on LI was the one in Massapequa that is not listed on this site (I think…)

chconnol
chconnol on December 28, 2004 at 1:15 pm

Wow! This one completely slipped my mind and I went here more than a few times in the 70’s and early 80’s. I saw the re-issue of “Vertigo” here in around ‘83, “My Favorite Year” and a reissue of “Jungle Book” (love that movie) around 1984 or so. That’s the last time I remember seeing anything here. It was a decent double theater in a decently maintained but HUGE shopping center right on Hempstead Turnpike in “beautful” East Meadow.

The other Jerry Lewis Cinema that I know of on LI was the one in Massapequa that is not listed on this site (I think…)

RobertR
RobertR on December 7, 2004 at 10:12 am

Does anyone know if there was ever a list of all the Jerry Lewis theatres?