Island Cinemas

1708 Montauk Highway,
Mastic, NY 11950

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Previous Names: Movieland Cinema of Mastic

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Island Cinemas

In defiance of the usual progression for many theater buildings, this theater was actually converted from a large A&P Supermarket in the late-1980’s or early-1990’s, instead of the typical progression where a theater gets converted to a store.

The eight-screen Movieland Cinema of Mastic was closed at the end of 2007, and a new seven-screen cinema with 725 seats opened on the site in March 2008, named Island Cinemas. By early-2019 it been expanded to nine-screens. It had closed by March 2021 and available ‘For Lease’.

Contributed by Bway Chris

Recent comments (view all 28 comments)

davidcoppock on April 13, 2019 at 5:24 am

What kind of store was the building before it became Island Cinemas?

fred1 on April 13, 2019 at 6:26 am

I think its fadcade when it was a Movieworld look like the A & P supermarket.

robboehm on April 13, 2019 at 7:26 am

It was definitely a supermarket (as was the current Hampton Bays). I believe both had been A & Ps.

Bway on May 2, 2019 at 9:53 am

It most definitely was an A&P Supermarket. I remember going there as a kid.

robboehm on March 15, 2021 at 8:27 am

Theater is now closed and a For Lease sign on the door as well as on the pylon.

ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 5:46 pm

It would of been nice they would of said something on their website.

robboehm on March 17, 2021 at 1:26 pm

Probably just phased out because of Covid as is the case with other theatres.

rivest266 on June 1, 2021 at 4:27 pm

10 screens on October 31st, 1997 the cheap stake owners bought no grand opening ad in Newsday.

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 6:53 am

At one time the owners were a group of lawyers. They added a couple of illegal screens. Go figure.

robboehm on April 25, 2022 at 10:47 am

Remains of movies past still on the pylon.

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