Movies are like dreams: they come to us in the dark, they play on our subconscious fears and desires, and the best ones prominently feature Hall of Fame baseball players lecturing children on how to have fun in small towns. Dream a little dream on the big silver screen with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two movie tickets, two popcorns, and two sodas at Kew Gardens Cinemas (up to a $37 total value).
Originally called the Austin, this vintage 1930s theater has seen several ups and downs in its history, from years as a second-run double-feature house to a red-tinted stint that got it shut down by the city. In its current incarnation, the Kew Gardens Cinemas flaunts restored art-deco flair, modern projectors, and molar-rocking surround sound for films such as Contagion, starring Kate Winslet and Matt Damon, The Descendants, starring George Clooney, and Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler. Stadium seating and a fully stocked concession stand enhance watching current flicks by granting every set of eyes a great view and every set of dental braces something to hold during scary scenes. Swing by the theater with a friend to snack on your own small popcorns (a $5 value each) and sip sodas (a $3.50 value each) while enjoying a vintage movie-viewing experience that beats watching Betamax tapes on your great-uncle Vinnie's 1978 Zenith.
This intimate theatre is beautifully restored in a Deco style with very cool old movie posters framed along the walls, very comfortable stadium seatsrenee t., Yelp, 7/17/11
Their selection is really unique, but they also play some popular movies too, which makes for a nice mix...Popcorn is good, seats are comfortablejrseney, Google Places, 5/3/10
“Best indie movies in Queens.”
“It's a wonderful old movie house from back in the day...fresh popcorn, comfortable seats, clean restrooms, great staff. ”
“groupings shouldn't expire”
8105 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, New York 11415