Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street,
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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robboehm
robboehm on January 14, 2014 at 2:13 am

That’s good news. Now all that remains is the Long Beach which has been shuttered since Super Storm Sandy.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 14, 2014 at 1:27 am

According to this Newsday article, the Glen Cove Cinemas will reopen in April of 2014.

wally 75
wally 75 on November 7, 2013 at 5:19 am

Theater may open January 2014…. See Newsday 11/4/13

robboehm
robboehm on September 10, 2013 at 2:25 am

Still not open. Any update on negotiations?

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on May 10, 2013 at 1:34 am

Apparently this theater has been closed again since late March. http://glencove.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/theater-remains-closed-as-negotiations-continue

BrianF
BrianF on August 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

When the Cineplex Odeon Glen Cove Cinemas first opened in the early 1990s, I was the one responsible for getting its licenses. back then the mayor of Glen Cove was so happy to have a theater in town again, there were hardly any licenses that needed to be gotten. All I had to do was put up Occupancy Limit signs for the auditoriums. I am looking for Ray the original manager, who I’m quite certain eventually moved to the Atlanta area. Through the Loews Cineplex years, I was responsible for code compliance and i did visit there a couple of times. The only violations we ever got was for failure to shovel snow or break up ice fast enough after a storm on the path outside the theater.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on November 15, 2009 at 12:48 am

Typical Cineplex installation.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 3:29 am

The booth runs well, not too bad of equipment.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on September 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm

This theater has all 6 films playing all starting their shows at 7 pm. How can a theater survive just showing 1 show a day on weekdays especially a multiplex?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 22, 2007 at 7:37 pm

This NY Times story from 2002 about L.I. theaters mentions that an architect named James Thomas Martino designed a “new six-screen theater for downtown Glen Cove”. Are there any other six screen theaters in Glen Cove? If not, then James Thomas Martino designed this theater.

cheebalicious
cheebalicious on January 21, 2006 at 12:05 pm

This theater doesn’t do well because it’s as run down as the town it’s in the heart of. Most recent thing I recall seeing here was Spongebob Squarepants Movie, and we had to move our small party three times because of broken seats. Beyond that, the seats are small and crowded, everything from lobby to aisle carpeting was obviously worn and stained, and one of the speakers buzzed constantly. My daughter was there for a Madagascar birthday party last June, and it didn’t look any better.

Minor correction to an earlier comment: GC’s other theaters closed in the late 70’s, not early. See my comments on both Town and Glen Theaters for more.

chconnol
chconnol on May 2, 2005 at 9:33 pm

So it’s not part of the Loews theater chain now…how is this theater holding up? A big deal was made when it opened around 1990 as part of the re-emergence of Glen Cove’s downtown area.

gerryrules73
gerryrules73 on April 23, 2005 at 3:44 am

The theatre is no longer part of the Loews theatre chain. It is now an independent. Its booking service is Lesser.

chconnol
chconnol on February 3, 2005 at 1:41 pm

I was here back in (I think) 1993 to see the Macauley Culkin flick “The Good Son”. The theater was very nice and the auditorium I saw this at was fairly big. Not sure how it is now.

Upon it’s opening, there was a big deal made about it being Glen Cove’s first movie theater to open since the 60’s. There hadn’t been one in the city since the early 70’s. A strange kind of suburban/urban blight had hit Glen Cove in the 70’s rendering it’s downtown somewhat seedy (surprisingly for a LI North Shore community).

I’m not surprised, as longislandmovies notes, that the grosses were not very good. I think it’s a number of factors. First, Glen Cove is way off the beaten track on LI. Secondly, the areas surrounding the city are pretty wealthy and these people probably have home theaters that are grander than some of the multiplexes. It’s probably not a big movie going area.

Just my opinion…

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 11, 2004 at 3:17 am

funny i have never been to this theater but i have seen the grosses never very good…..

RobertR
RobertR on November 11, 2004 at 12:56 am

Cineplex built this during their construction frenzy. This is one of the only Nassau County theatres I have never been to.