Jackson Heights Movie Theatres

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As 2017 ended there was one active movie theater in Jackson Heights, the Fair Theater located on Astoria Boulevard. But for those interested in gathering an audience for showing a film, there are locals that might need the need - see Other Potential "Movie Theaters" below.

Active Theaters[edit]

The Fair[edit]

90-18 Astoria Boulevard

Other Potential "Movie Theaters"[edit]

  • The auditorium of Public School 69 at 77-02 37th Avenue was used by the Queens World Film Festival to show films for several years. To inquire about use of the facility, contact the principal at 718 424 7700.
  • All other public schools have similar auditoriums.
  • The Jackson Heights Jewish Center has rented its space for showing films.

Closed Theaters[edit]


Now primarily a restaurant on 82nd Street and Northern Boulevard.

From Cinematreasures.org

The Boulevard Theatre first opened in November, 1926, and was one of three theatres built in NW Queens by the Grob & Knobel circuit with Herbert J. Krapp as architect. The Boulevard Theatre in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, was the only one of the three with stage facilities large enough to handle a live play or musical. Unlike the other two, it also had a balcony; the Sunnyside Theatre had all of its seats on a steeply raked main floor, while the Jackson Theatre had a raised “stadium” section of seats at the rear of the auditorium.


37-27 82nd Street



37th Road between 73th and 74th Streets. The Earl was renamed the Eagle in the early 2000s and is now a South Asian supermarket and food court.

Jackson Heights Cinema[edit]

40-31 82nd Street




37th Avenue and 93rd Street