Brandon Cinemas 2
70-20 Austin Street,
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Architects: John J. McNamara
Previous Names: Continental Theatre, Continental I / II, United Artists Brandon Cinema Center
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Located in the Forest Hills section of Queens. The Continental Theatre was opened as a 600-seat single screen on March 21, 1963 with Shelly Winters in “The Balcony”. It was opened by Walter Reade Theatres. It was twinned on March 27, 1981. In 1985 United Artists took over operation. Developer Heskel Elias, in tandem with United Artists Theatres, gave the former Continental I / II a $1 million refurbishment on January 6, 1999.
The theatre reopened on March 31, 1999 with stadium seating, a new look, and a new name – the United Artists Brandon Cinema Center. The theatre is named for Elias' son, Brandon. It was closed by Regal Entertainment Group on April 21, 2014.
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