AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10

3585 Hempstead Turnpike,
Levittown, NY 11756

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AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10

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One of Nassau’s premier theaters since the early 80s. Located in a parking lot of the Nassau Mall, although the two were essentially unrelated. I believe this was expanded in the early 90s, possibly from six to eight screens. It has since been increased to ten screens. I recall the lobby was fairly large, with video games. Haven’t been there in at least ten years – I wonder if it’s still as big for the high school and college-age crowds.

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chconnol
chconnol on January 19, 2006 at 11:27 am

This was (and hopefully still is) one of LI’s best theaters. Great parking, nice theaters, etc. I saw too many movies to mention from the early 80’s through the early 90s. Always had a great experience.

sam313
sam313 on June 19, 2006 at 10:54 am

Does anyone remember this theater when it first opened? There was a big mural on one side of the lobby with drawings of old movie stars such as John Wayne, Clark Gable etc. We ushers used to pick out the music played in between movies. We would bring our own 8 tracks in to the projectionists, and they would play our favorites. Customers were treated to Yes, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, and many others. It was a great time for movies and music in 1977.

billnes
billnes on December 16, 2006 at 9:03 am

As a current employee, I believe that the entire complex needs massive upgrades in audio/visual and lighting. The problems that exist in the aforementioned categories annoy and frustrate everybody – the customers, the employees and management.

For this document, I’m only going to share two simple examples. Theatre #5 in the back, on the left-hand side: The theatre has this extremely annoying buzz that comes out of the speakers when there is no signal flowing to them from the film’s soundtrack. Put simply: When the movie is off, the intermission music, supplied by a CD player in one of the projection booths should be playing – meaning on. The intermission music system in that theatre hasn’t worked for a very long time. It needs to be fixed to get rid of that buzz – period. The fact that the “middle-of-the-road” music supplied by the programming company is just as annoying as the buzz is a subject for another document. That most probably will never be written. Theatre #6, in the back, on the right-hand side: The automation that raises and lowers the light levels hasn’t worked correctly in a real long time. To make one set of lights go on or off, the projectionist has to manually flip a switch in a circuit breaker box. To make another set of lights go on or off, an employee has to manually flip a secret switch, hidden in the theatre. If an employee doesn’t hang around to flip the secret switch, the managers wind up getting complaints about super-bright orange-colored lighting. Again, I do know the technical details about this, I’m just too lazy do do all the typing. It just needs to be fixed – period.

billnes
billnes on December 25, 2006 at 6:30 pm

Greeting All!

I’m sorry if it appears that I’m turning this review section into my own private blog. I just wanted to get people updated on what’s happening over in Levittown. I was told that the lighting problem in our theatre #6 is not going to be fixed any time in the near future. AMC does not feel that the lighting issue is a high priority. AMC told the House Manager that as long as the projectionist can trigger the house lights by flipping a switch in a circit breaker box and the epmloyees can trigger the cleaning/work lights by a switch hidden in the theatre, AMC is happy. This really burns my arse. I’m sorry I don’t have better news.

Regards,
Nobody U. Know

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on November 29, 2008 at 12:47 am

This was one of the few theatres to get involved with the Interfilm experiment in 1995.

billnes
billnes on May 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

KingBiscuits,

About 2006, me and a guy from AMC gutted the entire Interfilm cabinet. It had four (4) Pioneer LD-V8000 laserdisc players inside of it. He took one and I acquired three. Sold two and kept one for myself. At the time I got it, the motor that spins the disc only had 880 hours used of the total 10,000 hour lifespan (Mean Time Between Failures). That’s less than 1% of the total lifespan of the motor. It’s just too bad that I couldn’t get hold of the laserdiscs. They vanished years before we cannibalized the unit. I did manage to acquire the software CD-ROM for Ride for Your Life. I contains a customized install of Win 95 and some of the graphics that were shown at the bottom of the screen. They’re uncompressed Windows BMP’s.

Take good care,
Bill N.
Formerly “Nobody U. Know”

CaptRonLI
CaptRonLI on September 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

God, I haven’t been to this venue in nearly 20 years. How’s she holding up?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Original quad briefly described in this 1978 trade report: Boxoffice

stevenstaples
stevenstaples on March 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

I saw my first movie here in 1985 – “Santa Claus: The Movie,” starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. At the time, they lobby still had the giant paintings of old movie stars – John Wayne, etc. I would love to see photos of that.

Years later, I worked at this theater as an usher/concession/ticket seller. It was a great experience. I once got into a conversation with the projectionist, and asked him what his favorite movie they ever screened there was. He said “MASH.”

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