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
Movieline: 718-441-9835
kewgardenscinemas@gmail.com

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

Movie info (718) 441-9835


Admissions:
$12 Adult
$9.00 Young Adult (8-11)
$9.00 Child & Senior
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!


PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID READY
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 $50
Save $5

cash only at boxoffice


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

Covid Policies

  • Installed MERV 13 filters into all A/C units
  • Reserved seating with seat buffering.
  • We require all to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.
  • Temperature checks upon entering the theater
  • Many sanitizer stations 
  • Wiping down armrests and handles in between shows

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
$600 FOR 25 PEOPLE
9:30AM or 10AM SHOW
KID COMBOS INCLUDED (POPCORN, SODA, FRUIT SNACK)
$20 FOR EACH PERSON OVER 25 PEOPLE
Down payment of $300 due at least a week before show date to reserve party
(Cash or check only please to be dropped off with manager on duty anytime after 1pm)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
VIDEO GAMES?

Yes, We can connect any console through HDMI


WHAT MOVIE CAN BE PLAYED?
Any film we have available at the time or a DVD that you can bring in that is less then 2 hours long.
If film is over 2 hours the movie start time will need to be at 9:30am.

CAN WE BRING CAKE?
sorry, no cake but light breakfast snack before show is okay but not to be consumed in auditorium and cupcakes to give out on the way out is ok.

PARTY AVAILABLE IN THE AFTERNOONS?
sorry no private parties in afternoon but you can always get tickets ahead of time and reserve seats. If you like you can pre-order concession items.

DOES THE 25 PEOPLE INCLUDE PARENTS?
Yes all people that stay for movie are included in the number. Parents and kids.

WHAT TIME FOR ALL TO ARRIVE?
Please arrive no later then 9:45am so the movie can start promptly at 10:00am.

HOW TO PAY?
Cash or check only and needs to be delivered to theater not sent by mail.
Make checks payable to Kew Gardens Cinemas.
Credit Cards not accepted!

SORRY NO BALLOONS

OTHER QUESTIONS
When emailing about a private show, filming, showing of your own film please include your budget,
how many seats you need, time and date of show.

Prices vary from day of week and time of day.

REGULAR SHOWTIMES RATES
Rates not available on holidays and Friday/Saturday/Sundays.

25-99 people - $8.50 per person.

100 plus people- $8.00 per person.

All Teachers and Parents Pay

PRIVATE SHOWS FOR SMALL GROUPS

Groups of 10 or less, Monday-Thursday evenings $450

Includes popcorn and drink

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

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

 Shows are $800 for 100 people and $8 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