Bow-Tie Roslyn Cinemas

20 Tower Place,
Roslyn, NY 11576

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Bow-Tie Roslyn Cinemas

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The Roslyn Cinema is located on the main street in Roslyn, just a block or two away from the landmark Roslyn Clock Tower. Opened prior to 1941 when the Roslyn Theatre was operated by the Island Theater Circuit. It had 500 seats. In the 1980’s, this was a twinned theatre, after having been a single-screener. I think it’s been quadded.

In the 1980’s, a big clock with blue neon around it was placed right near the left-hand bottom corner of the screen, courtesy of the Roslyn Savings Bank.

In June 2013, it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas, who took most Clearview locations.

Contributed by Seth

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

efriedmann
efriedmann on June 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm

I’ve only seen four (4) films here: TOOTSIE, 2010, ROCKY IV and DEAD POETS SOCIETY.

robboehm
robboehm on February 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Sometime back I read something interesting – the theatre was on leased land. Clearview has purchased the land under its theatre. I wonder if that was a common practice.

fred1
fred1 on February 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm

The theater had been refirbished with new seats in all the cinemas recently

kbhine
kbhine on July 10, 2009 at 7:31 am

My grandfather did some of the original woodwork inside of this theatre. He lived in an apartment on the top floor of what is now the nail salon, next door to the theatre. My father was born there. I would love to see pictures of the inside of both of these.

efriedmann
efriedmann on February 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

This theater was used in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982).

miclup
miclup on August 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

The Roslyn Theater was such a gem. It’s still adorable on the outside with an amazing location but multiplexing has truly destroyed this gem. Programming is great though. But the old Roslyn was so special.

One correction to Seth’s comment above, the clock was not put in place in the 80s. As a kid, I regularly visited this theater and as early as 1974, that clock was already there. During MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, it was so annoying. The film was so dark and the theater in a hush… but… then there was that clock. Big mistake to have it next to the screen. The original Roslyn was really a jewel.

RobertR
RobertR on March 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

Clearview is letting this place fall apart at least on the outside. The marquee is mostly burned out so the cram all the letters to where the lights still work. In addition a lot of their letters are broken or the wrong size.

RobertR
RobertR on May 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

Come on Bow Tie the marquee still looks like crap

robboehm
robboehm on August 31, 2018 at 9:59 am

They should have left the exterior the way it was in 1954 before they whitewashed the building and “modernized” the marquee. See photo section.

NYer
NYer on August 31, 2018 at 2:59 pm

“Garp” screenshots in photo section.

Ed Solero, maybe you were talking about The Paramount in Huntington? Pat Benatar from Lindenhurst shot a 35th anniversary show there a few years go.

It’s here at Cinema Treasures

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6851

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