Kew Gardens Cinemas

81-05 Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

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Kew Gardens Cinemas

81-05 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Main Phone: 718-441-3002

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Built in the 1930's this neighborhood house called the Austin has had more faces then Eve. Spent years as a second run double feature house, until being taken over by Rugoff Theatres in the late 50's or early 60's. Art films were played for a few years catering to the affluent area and nearby Forest Hills.

Then United Artists took over for a few years playing mostly moveovers and booking midnight shows every Friday and Saturday night. When UA dumped it, it became a XXX house and was extrememly profitable. The owner even played the midnight shows for awhile that UA had built up an audience for. It then went all porno, later being taken over by the same owner of the Polk until it was shut down by the city (a story in itself).

The story has a happy ending: new owners bought the place, stripped it down to its minor Art Deco origins and made a mini version of the Angelika. The huge lobby has a concession stand where you can get coffee and fresh cookies. Two theatres were made in the old loge and restroom area on the second floor. Downstairs are four screens, number one keeping the original mini stage and arch. The other four auditoriums have top notch sound and projection and rocking chair seats stadium style.

The Kew Gardens is a total delight to attend, heres hoping it survives forever.

Click here to read the article from forgotten-NY.

We have now upgraded all theaters to digital projection and 5.1 and 7.1 dolby digital sound and we have installed solar panels on the roof.


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Subway E & F to union turnpike or the LIRR to Kew Gardens
and walk up steps to the entrance of the theatre.


Kew Gardens Cinemas
81-05 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415 United States

(718) 441-3002

$12 Adult
$9.00 Ages 8-11 ONLY!
$9.00 Child (2-11 yrs old) & Senior 65+
Federally Disabled (With ID at boxoffice)
$9.00 Regular
Military (with ID at box office)
$9.00 Regular

Special Opera prices: $20 for all tickets no passes.

If customer views the entire film, there are no refunds or passes issued

No outside Food or Beverages Permitted.
Bags will be checked & Returned at the end of the show
     Thank you in advance!

We enforce the

policy for Rated features.
  • Guests must be at least 17 years old (w/ photo ID) to purchase a ticket to any R-rated feature.
  • Guests must be at least 21 years old (w/ photo ID) to purchase multiple tickets to any R-rated feature.
  • No one under 17 will be granted admission to R-rated features if not accompanied by a parent or guardian (21 or older) for the duration of the feature.
  • No one under 12 will be granted admission to any R-rated feature starting from 8pm.
  • No one under 8 will be granted admission to any PG-13 rated features starting from 8pm
  • No children allowed starting from 8pm except for G and PG films

Bargain Tuesdays and Thursdays all seats $9.00 day and night
except special engagements and holidays.

All seats $9.00 Mon-Fri up until 5pm
except special engagements and holidays.

Sat and Sun first show of the day up until 2pm all seats $9.00
except special engagements and holidays.

No bargain matinee prices for the first 2 weeks of Disney,
Paramount and Sony pictures, as per company rules. 

Gift Books of 5 available for only $55
Save $5

cash only at boxoffice

$600 for 20 people includes kid combo for each person and
$25 for each person over the 20
morning show starts at 9:30am or 10am on weekends


Rates not available on holidays and Friday/Saturday/Sundays.

25-99 people - $9.50 per person.

100 plus people- $9.00 per person.

All Teachers and Parents Pay


 Monday-Wednesday evenings 20 people or less is $650

Includes popcorn and drink

Can bring in a dvd or choose from what we are playing

9-10AM during the week for schools and large groups

 Shows are minimum of $900 for 100 people or less and $9 for each person over that

All Teachers and Parents Pay


Down payment of half the amount due at least a week before show date. Cash or check dropped off at theater only

Can hold hundreds of people since we can run a film on multiple screens

NO OUTSIDE FOOD / DRINKS/ OR BACKPACKS are allowed into the theater.

Concession stand can be open upon request. We sell kid combos for $6,
which includes popcorn, drink and fruit snack. Very good and easy option.

Cancellation policy
24 hour notice is no problem but after that will have to charge a $150 penalty



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Kew Gardens Cinemas
81-05 Lefferts Boulevard,
Kew Gardens, NY 11415