Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street,
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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robboehm
robboehm on September 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

Was at Hampton Arts last night for the only evening screening of the new Jane Fonda film. 15 people. A number of seniors; only one popcorn sold. They haven’t gone digital and the kickstart program bombed. Keep reading about bad attendance. Long Island is sure to loose more venues.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on September 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Rather strange but I thought I’d mention it here. This doesn’t usually happen but back to back times is unusual. Monday I went to A Walk Among the Tombstones in the AMC Fresh Meadows theater and since they were having sound difficulties they gave everyone in attendance a pass for a free movie. Now today at the Glen Cove theater I go the Maze Runner and the film freezes (!!!). Actually it was a 2 second clip repeating over and over. Anyway they fixed it and the woman who runs the concession stand tracked me down in the theater and gave me a free pass for a movie at any of their 4 cinemas. I mean this happened back to back visits at different theaters. Still sad about the attendance here. The Maze Runner, #1 this weekend with about 32 mil had only me as a customer at the 1:15 PM showing.

robboehm
robboehm on June 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm

The absence of patrons is often the topic on the Long Island Theatres. Not all of them have made the conversion to digital which is not a good sign.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I have been here 3 times since it has reopened and it is a very nice place and cheaply priced, only $6 for matinees till 5 o'clock. I worry about their attendance too. My wife and me saw “The Other Woman” there opening week, 6 people 1st afternoon showing. We saw “Million Dollar Arm” there opening week, same first showing weekday, 2 people. Today I went by myself to “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and I was the only person there. I remember in their former life say up to 2012 they used to open later in the day I guess because of this. Yes I know when the kids are out of school it shoukd do better, but still it’s sad. Every time we go to the cinema in Malverne on a weekday it’s always packed, I guess a different audience. But if one goes to the Kew Gardens theater on a weekday in a much more populous area showing the same types of movies as Malverne, the attendances are quite sparse.

robboehm
robboehm on April 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Don’t know when it happened but Glen Cove has reopened according to the Movie TimeTable in Newsday. Since they were going to put up a new marquee it would be nice if someone could take a picture.

robboehm
robboehm on January 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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

wally 75
wally 75 on November 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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

robboehm
robboehm on September 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Still not open. Any update on negotiations?

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on May 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Typical Cineplex installation.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm

The booth runs well, not too bad of equipment.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on September 10, 2008 at 6:35 am

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?

cheebalicious
cheebalicious on January 21, 2006 at 4:05 am

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 1:33 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 22, 2005 at 7:44 pm

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 5:41 am

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 10, 2004 at 7:17 pm

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

RobertR
RobertR on November 10, 2004 at 4:56 pm

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