Elwood Cinemas

1950 Jericho Turnpike,
East Northport, NY 11731

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Previous Names: Elwood Cinema, Elwood Quad

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Elwood Cinemas

The Elwood Cinema was opened in the 1960’s as a single screen cinema. It was twinned in 1971. In 2001 it was reconstructed into a quad cinema. The Elwood Cinemas is an independent family owned cinema. In September/October 2013, new seats were installed in all 4 auditoriums. It was closed in October 2020.

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RonMotta
RonMotta on October 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Regardless, I agree with CPA Eric. The Elwood is our first choice when going to the movies.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse on November 30, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I went to a party there yesterday for a six year old to see Madagascar 2. My kids range in age from 3 to 8, and they all had a great time, as did the birthday boy.

The theater is a quad, it reminded me of the theaters I’d go to as a kid in the days before the Multiplex. I loved the fact that the theater was exclusively for the party. All of the kids had a fantastic time, as their parents. I picked up a flier on my way out, and I think the party was very well priced for what you receive. I’ll be bringing my three back to see Bolt next weekend, even though the theater is a bit far for us. It’s much more family-friendly than the multiplex, and we really had a great time!

dsslave
dsslave on February 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Anyone have pictures of Elwood Cinema as a single theater???

Bloop
Bloop on March 7, 2011 at 12:48 am

I honestly don’t think it looked that much different; it’s pretty generic ? (dsslave- are you friends with me on Facebook , and how are you doing?)

robboehm
robboehm on June 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

The only difference in the appearance of the facade as a single screen, twin or quad are the designation “twin” or “quad” and the style of lettering is still the same. I would venture that the word “elwood” is the original and the adds on were made to match.

moviegoer
moviegoer on August 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I’ve seen a bunch of you responding to “moviegoer”’s comment from 12/19/06. I’m moviegoer and this is my first post on this theater. The 12/19/06 post that you guys have responded to seems to be attributed to someone called “stlogije.” Enough people have responded to “moviegoer” that I must assume that post was previously erroneously attributed to me due to some Cinema Treasures technical glitch.

CaptRonLI
CaptRonLI on September 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

We had my son’s fifth birthday there and it was a blast. The staff was phenomenal and even the party run a little longer than it should have. It’s also the only theater that I know of that charges under $10 for first-run fare. Great, great theater.

baysider73
baysider73 on December 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Theater is now permanently closed as of 10/20 per Newsday. The owner could not renew the lease of this theater. Another casualty of this pandemic.

robboehm
robboehm on December 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm

I’m sure the handwriting was on the wall for the Elwood anyway when the nearby Huntington Plaza opened.

Bloop
Bloop on December 19, 2021 at 11:27 am

Finally closed . I cannot believe it lasted for this long! It proves one thing : Location , Location , Location. I guess Locals that did not want to drive to Huntington Village for a movie? I also think the Commack MultiPlex closing - gave Elwood another decade or so , of life. And as I can see; they played up that “kiddie party” thing too.

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