Fair Theatre

90-18 Astoria Boulevard,
East Elmhurst, NY 11369

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters

Architects: Charles A. Sandblom

Functions: Movies (Adult), Movies (Foreign)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 718.429.0040

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Fair Theatre

Not too far from the Shea Stadium (now demolished and Citi Field built on the site in 2009) and LaGuardia Airport on Astoria Boulevard in the East Elmhurst section of Queens. The 599-seat Fair Theatre opened in 1939 and was named after the World Fair which was held on Flushing Meadows.

After years of being a neighborhood theatre, it went over to screening XXX adult porn movies for many years. In around 2006, these were dropped in favour of screening Bollywood film productions. By 2009, Kung Fu type movies were also being screened in the main auditoriu, with adult movies movies screening the four small auditoriums created out of former retails spaces and other spaces in the building.

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Recent comments (view all 363 comments)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 22, 2022 at 10:52 am

Because they’re not thinking with their big head…

m00se1111 on November 26, 2022 at 9:37 am

Patrick Crowley on April 7, 2008 at 10:49 am Yeah, I couldn’t agree more, guys. I’ve removed all the off-topic/sexual comments.

Note to adult theater patrons: Cinema Treasures isn’t the place to discuss such topics. If you post anything that is of a sexual nature, we’ll delete your comment and account without warning.

Willburg145 on March 31, 2023 at 12:16 am

I heard a rumor the Fair is closing. Someone read it on Reddit.

nycman on August 23, 2023 at 8:05 am

Is the Fair Theatre really closing down? I haven’t been there in 2 years.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on September 4, 2023 at 5:38 am

Spotlighted at the start and again later in the “Quick Trip to Jackson Heights” article at the Forgotten New York website. Click here

Garth on September 4, 2023 at 1:24 pm

I called the theater and the person who answered said there are no plans to close.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 4, 2023 at 1:32 pm

Thank you for that verification, Lord Garth!

Tammyjill on September 4, 2023 at 5:04 pm

What are the hours at the Fair?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 4, 2023 at 9:29 pm

Have I stayed too long at the Fair…?

nycman on October 15, 2023 at 12:43 am

Some of the best years of my youth were spent at this theatre. Is there another adult theatre close to NYC? There’s got to be another place like this theatre once was. Does anyone know?

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