Long Beach Cinema 4

179 E. Park Avenue,
Long Beach, NY 11561

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Previously operated by: Interboro Circuit Inc., Rugoff & Becker

Previous Names: Lido Theater, Park Avenue Theater, Long Beach Cinemas

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Long Beach Cinema 4

The 560-seat Lido Theater was opened by 1930. It was listed as (Closed) in 1943, but had reopened by 1950. In the 1970’s it was still the Lido Theater. I drove out to this theater because they were running a horror triple bill of three Hammer classics from the 1960’s. The theater was as decrepit as could be, but had the most incredible neon marquee. I wish I had a picture of it, because for a small neighborhood house it was quite special.

The theater closed and the neighborhoods improvement saw another owner reopen it as the Park Avenue Theater. They twinned it on November 18, 1988 and then on May 15, 2002 quaded it. The most recent owners have renamed it Long Beach Cinema 4.

It was suddenly closed in April 2011, but reopened shortly thereafter. It was closed in November 2012 due to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. It was renovated and reopened July 2, 2015 with 426-seats. It had closed again in 2021 with a reopening proposed for October 2021, but this never happened. It reopened on May 6, 2022, but closed on April 9, 2023.

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Recent comments (view all 45 comments)

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm

Phone is not in service. Not a good sign.

robboehm on March 26, 2022 at 8:46 am

Theatre has been closed for months. Facebook said they hope to reopen.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm

They took the plywood off one of the marquee sections, so it’s an inch of progress…

ridethectrain on May 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm

Please update, theatre is OPEN, Reopening this Friday on May 6

ridethectrain on May 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm

Grand reopening ad in photos

ridethectrain on December 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

Please update, became a twin theatre on November 18, 1988

ridethectrain on April 10, 2023 at 10:18 pm

please update closed permanently on April 9, 2023 due to rising cost.

ridethectrain on April 10, 2023 at 10:23 pm

for full story. https://longisland.news12.com/end-of-an-era-long-beach-cinemas-first-opened-in-1930-closes

robboehm on April 11, 2023 at 6:46 am

Leaving only about two dozen theatres to serve all of Long Island.

RobertR on April 11, 2023 at 8:28 am

So sad but since Covid people I know who were still regular moviegoers stay home and stream. So many theaters here on Long Island never reopened.

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