Elwood Cinemas

1950 Jericho Turnpike,
East Northport, NY 11731

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?)

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

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

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!

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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 5, 2008 at 7:12 pm

CPA Eric = Elwood Cinema owner

EricRobinson
EricRobinson on October 5, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Re: Moviegoer on Dec 19, 2006:

I have been to several birthday parties here with my daughter. The staff does a very nice job making sure all the kids have a good time. If you are interested in a movie party, you should definitely consider Elwood Cinema.

BTW – This is easily the nicest theatre in the area. It should definitely be your first choice for any trip to the movies.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 4, 2007 at 2:48 am

Is there a full moon tonight?

fudgiethewhale
fudgiethewhale on August 3, 2007 at 10:53 pm

elwood cinemas person ur my hero

fudgiethewhale
fudgiethewhale on August 3, 2007 at 10:43 pm

hehehehe only i know the truth behind “posted by poster” hehehe

fudgiethewhale
fudgiethewhale on August 3, 2007 at 7:03 pm

i love elwood cinemas woo hoooo

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 3, 2007 at 11:49 am

saps;the comment was inappropriate for this site and has been removed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 3, 2007 at 10:34 am

poster, which comment are you referring to? I don’t see anyone called “thefutureisforever.”

poster
poster on August 3, 2007 at 2:45 am

hey…ive never been to this msg board before, but i just saw the last comment by thefutureisforever…someone told me about it…when did u work there? pretty recently? chances are u were at least nice to my face..i know them there pretty well and you are definately talkin just as much shit as anyone else there would…u from that area?

Bloop
Bloop on May 19, 2007 at 11:30 am

The above poster w/ Pink Panther comment: Yes, it was odd. in the 1970’s (U.A.?) Theaters showed Pink Panther cartoons before any feature. I saw one before the 1978 version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at the Smithhaven Mall movie theatre. In hindsight, I’d rather see that than a Cingular or Coke commercial like they show today.

Bloop
Bloop on May 19, 2007 at 11:26 am

Why would anyone book a kids birthday party at a movie theater? How is that “fun” or “special” ? Weird.

Bloop
Bloop on May 19, 2007 at 11:23 am

Movies I saw at Elwood: Yellow Submarine, 2001: A Space Odyssey, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Brood, Dick Tracy, Parasite (in 3-D). In the late 1960’s the Elwood Shopping Center had a Meat Farm type store called Ehlner & Pike. Their logo had a 3-D cow’s head on the sign…or something like that. On the right hand end of the strip of stores was a small “ma & pa” drugstore. I bought my Aurora Phantom of the Opera model kit from there. Across the street was: Friendly Frost appliences.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 12, 2007 at 4:58 pm

I would think Sid is no longer with us but i am not sure he would be well into his 90s i think..

PeterWolter
PeterWolter on May 12, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Hello, is the Elwood theatres still under Town & Country theatres? and is Sid the owner (back in the 80’s) still doing well?

RonMotta
RonMotta on April 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm

I’ll reiterate what I said—this is pretty much the only movie theater my wife and I frequent. The prices are beyond reasonable, the atmosphere is great and I cannot say enough about the wonderful and accomodating staff. Although my son is only 15 months, my wife and I are definitely planning on having one of his future birthdays here. In fact, when my 40th birthday rolls around in five years, I’m considering doing a movie party myself right at the Elwood. And I don’t see why you’re complaining about something the Elwood Theater had NOTHING TO DO WITH. Had they gone ahead and shown “A Night at the Museum” against the studio’s orders, they would’ve been putting their very business in jeopardy since the studio could’ve very well have banned the Elwood from doing business with them. And they did what any responsible business owner did—they knocked a few bucks off of your bill and gave you free passes. What gives? Support your local independent theaters, I say.