AMC Fantasy 5

18 N. Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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AMC Fantasy 5

The Fantasy Theatre was opened in 1929 with 1,584 seats. Taken over by Cineplex Odeon as a five-plex on September 2, 1988.

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robboehm on May 13, 2014 at 4:24 am

The Lynbrook will be rebuilt when they finish the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan and the Long Island Railroad access to Grand Central. A New York reference to things which will never happen in my lifetime.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

The new marquee is up, and the ddeath of ballyhoo continues. Some neon lines, the AMC logo, and that’s all, brother. No space for titles of films or any other promotions.

I don’t understand why exhibitors now make the consumers do all the work. First the list of movie theaters in newspaper display ads were eliminated, then the ads themselves are few and far between, and now the theater marquee does not even say what is playing inside. At least they still use one-sheets.

And of course, the brand new but ill-advised seating has not yet been replaced or improved.

robboehm on July 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Mike (saps. It seems to me they should not show the chain operating the theatre. They change so often. Meadows had Cineplex Odeon forever; Shore still does. It was different when management was more permanent and you could have your RKO, Loew’s or Century.

Where the Fantasy is located you can see it from the LIRR. It would be good advertising. For something like the Shore it’s in Huntington but off the beaten path so it’s not really a factor. The original marquee on the original Shore just had the name, as did the Alan in New Hyde Park. In later years signboards were added to both.

RobertR on August 20, 2014 at 6:28 am

To me not advertising movies on the marquee is the stupidest idea I have ever heard. Why give up free advertising?

robboehm on August 20, 2014 at 7:06 am

Waiting for someone to post photos of the current facade.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

One of these days I’ll park to take a pic with my cell, when I’m driving by. The marquee is awful. Just a drab slab of tan over the doorway, with the generic reddish AMC logo centered against it. The same dress-down they did to the old Meadows in Queens.

RobertR on December 29, 2014 at 7:26 am

It is dark and dreary and no longer looks like a movie theatre

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

The box office cashier said they have replaced all the seats, but I have not checked it out in person yet.

ridethectrain on June 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

For the first time, AMC Fantasy will be competing with the REGAL Lynbrook 13. Jurassic Park at both locations. The bad part AMC new seats they added a few years ago don’t recline. Regal Lynbrook will have full recliners.

ridethectrain on August 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

Please update in the description, it open as a fiveplex under Cineplex Odeon and September 2, 1988 (one week late due to delays). AMC put Rocking Chairs and refurbished the theatre a few years ago.

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