Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas

750 W. Sunrise Highway,
Valley Stream, NY 11581

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Yes, those theaters are all gone, but Regal last year tore down their old Lynbrook theater and built a new 13 screen multiplex at the same location. The five-screen Fantasy in Rockville Centre is an AMC house and is still up and running but is a little worn around the edges… The Malverne theater is five screen operation and shows a mix of mainstream and independent features.

exislander on July 15, 2019 at 9:21 am

Growing up in Malverne, we saw so many flicks there. Raiders, Romancing the Stone, War Games, Karate Kid….endless. Totally remember the riot there. Been a long time since Iv'e been back. I take it they have been building some for modern theaters in the general area as the old ones – this, RKO Rockville Center, GA Twin have all closed?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Well, since this theater has been closed over three years, and was torn down, I don’t think that it is still one of the most dangerous theaters to go to.

I don’t think there were several shootings in the 1990s, just one highly publicized fracas during Godfather III.

And this was one of my local theaters, and I never felt in any particular danger or undue concern.

moviebuff82 on August 13, 2018 at 6:56 am

This has to be one of the most dangerous theaters to go to…up there with clifton commons.

ChrisPlatt on August 13, 2018 at 4:40 am

On my first visit soon after it opened my friend’s car battery was stolen.

In the 1980’s the parking lot was the local police precinct’s hot spot for auto theft.

In the 1990’s there were several shootings inside the theaters.

moviebuff82 on July 31, 2018 at 4:21 pm

paktype, was it in 70mm dolby stereo?

paktype on July 31, 2018 at 1:42 pm

I saw Return of the Jedi here with my brother in 1983.

RobertR on May 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

I’m surprised they did not try to buy space in the new mall going up here.

markp on September 7, 2015 at 9:01 am

Its sister twin, the Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ is still standing 10 years after closing, slowly rotting away.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 6, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Looks like they are they are tearing this place apart, so far the façade is down; will make some really interesting photos… (hint, hint)

markp on May 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

THis theatre, and its sister twin the Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ, both opened on Dec 7, 1979. But this one lasted 10 years longer. The Amboys closed in late May 2005 after the floor in the lobby collapsed. As mentioned above, its a shame as these were some of the last non-stadium theatres left. Im not really a fan of stadium or digital, but its an evil thats here to stay.

MissAmanda on May 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Pity. It was one of the last non-stadium style theaters. The metal detector at the door was a first-class nuisance but I’ve spent many a happy afternoon in this theater.

theatrefan on February 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Too bad, it was a nice flea market, there aren’t too many like that one left anymore. National Amusements also seems to be really getting rid of a lot of their older multiplex & showcase cinema locations.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 12, 2015 at 5:02 pm

The flea market has been closed for months, per the sign that was on the marquee while the theater was still open…

theatrefan on February 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

What will happen to the Flea Market that used the parking lot of this theatre on the weekends?

optimist008 on February 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Orlando, thank you for the info, was very curious if they were leasing or owned this property. And since they owned it and sold it for $ 22.5 million,imagine what they paid for it in the 1950’s!!! Same with their Bronx, Whitestone property that was sold last year.

moviebuff82 on February 11, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Redstone took control of Viacom in the mid 1980s while keeping the company public. Viacom would take over Paramount in the early 90s, then Blockbuster Video later on, and merged it with its former parent CBS in 1999 before breaking it up in two yet Redstone’s National Amusements still controls voting shares of both CBS and Viacom much like Dolan oversees Cablevision, AMC Networks, and MSG (soon to be split into Entertainment and Sports) and Murdoch with 21st Century Fox and News Corp. It was 25 years ago this Christmas that the infamous violence occured during the release of the third godfather movie.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

The words are off the marquee now, but it is still lit up…

Orlando on February 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Redstone always owned this property and it was NOT leased.

raysson on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

70mm print of great movies got first-run billing at this theatre making it the most popular multiplex in all New York.

robboehm on January 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Per my comment above. Since a large part of the clientele must have come in from Queens the opening of the Linden Blvd. and Jamaica venues must have cut into their business. Always happens. New theater in, old theater closes.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 30, 2015 at 7:38 am

Ed, you the man…!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 30, 2015 at 12:35 am

Uploaded a cell phone pic my buddy took of the marquee. He tagged me in the photo after uploading to Facebook, and I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing here. The sign actually refers patrons to the either the Linden Blvd or Jamaica multiplex locations (both National Amusement cinemas, naturally).

robboehm on January 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Article didn’t indicate the seller’s ID. Incidentally it is expected that a demolition permit will be filed immediately. So if anyone wants to take final pictures…….

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I can think of 22.5 million reasons, if robboehm is correct…