|Address:||35-30 38th St, Astoria, NY 11101, USA|
Ive visited this theater a few times over a decade ago and its sad to say that since then not much has change. This theater is outdated and in need of a renovation. As you walk in youre greeted with a roped maze leading up to the ticket booth and the ticket kiosks are tucked away to the side of the box office. The lobby itself has ample space for seating, 2 gaming sections on opposite ends and a large concession stand towards the rear. Not a bad area to kill time if youre early for your flick. Then comes the theaters themselves. True to the 1990s the ticket takers check your bag for outside snacks and drinks. Seriously, I didnt think movie theaters still did this. The theater entrances themselves arent spaced too far apart, so when theres a line for one movie expect it to overlap the next entrance. After a number of trailers the movie began to play, but the theater lights were still on leading to the crowd having to repeatedly call out "Lights" for them to be turned off. My dissatisfaction continued when then lights came back on before then end of the movie. Who was manning the dimmer? Mr. Bean? *sigh* When the movie ended I proceeded to the restroom only to find the entire floor was wet. Id like to give them credit and hope it was freshly mopped, but the amount was water on that floor seemed to indicate a leak. I was highly disappointed with my visit and it may be another decade before I toy with the idea of returning.
Obviously every movie theater in the metro area is crazy expensive, but I buy my tickets in bulk through the teachers union, so $9 a ticket and accumulating points through the Regal Crown Club, so that means free tickets every couple of weeks. They change up food options, so while small popcorn and drink run you $13, they introduced a snack pack with candy, tiny drink, and tray of popcorn for $6. Its a more sensible portion anyway, right? I love the tips from the brown aunties at the ticket booth, all nice folks. Line at concessions has been slow during off times, but nothing like the torture of waiting 20 min in Times Square. Weekends they have plenty of people at the stands and open up the other concessions at the back. Bathrooms are clean. I once spilled my large popcorn, and they were very chill about it as they refilled the bucket, which is free for larges.
Its such a hassle to watch a movie at this theatre. They check your bags and Id twice and give you lots of problems. They didnt even give free refills on a large popcorn even though it said large popcorns get free refills. With new innovations in streaming media theatres are becoming more and more obsolete and with the poor management of this particular theatre they deserve to lose business. Me and all my friends were 17 years old and one of my friends was 16 years old and even though the lady let him buy the ticket he couldnt go inside the theatre because the other lady checked the id twice and he ended up wasting his money for no reason.
The Kaufman Astoria theater is an excellent theater for both locals and those that need to drive. There is a convenient parking lot attached to the building, which offers parking options in the hard-to-park neighborhood of Astoria. The theater is well maintained and the staff have always been courteous. As a UA theater, they tend to a have a majority (if not all) the movies currently in theater. The showtimes are frequent and they also offer 3D showtime options. Recently, one of the auditoriums received a sound upgrade with the addition of speakers on the ceiling! I have frequented this theater countless times and will continue to visit!
Travelled from Harlem to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the RPX screen at this theatre. The commute was really simple- M60 to Astoria Blvd, N train to 36 Ave, walk 8 blocks. The theatre is spacious and clean. The popcorn is freshly popped and served warm. The soft drinks come in LARGE cups. All concession stand prices are significantly cheaper than in Manhattan theatres. The RPX screen is very large and all of the seats in the house have a great view - a great alternative to IMAX screens. The seats in the RPX theatre seem new- theyre comfortably sized and there is ample legroom. I will definitely return for the RPX screen.
Been coming here for many years and its a good place to check out the films. It is a big place. I rarely go now for several reason. 1. Price of tickets. 2. Able to understand the film due to being hard of hearing. There were a few times that I requested the close caption glasses and EACH of those times, they didnt work. Either it was not set up correctly or battery dead. There is no way of testing before the movie starts, so I would have to go to the ticket booth to request another while Im missing the film. It has been two years since I last gone, and I hope by now they improved...?
perdimos la ida, por que después de esperar no proyectaron la película que queríamos ver, a cambio de esta y sin aviso proyectaron otra totalmente diferente, claro que en compensación nos devolvieron el dinero y nos dieron 2 tiquetes de compensación para usarlos cuando queramos.
Truly the worst movie experience ever. Went to see Jurassic World a week ago. While sitting in a packed theater, I got stuck listening to 4 children talking loudly and a screaming baby through out the whole movie. Then the movie stopped in the middle and when it finally restarted, all the lights were still on for the better part of the feature. Even though the venue comped us tickets for a future visit, I wish their staff would monitor the rooms and enforce the noise restrictions. Will not be coming back to that theater ever again!
For a while this was the only theatre I saw movies at so I didnt really think much of it. Just a plain ol movie theatre. But upon exploring other cinemas in the city, is when I really started to appreciate UA Kaufman. They just knock other cinemas out of the park. Its a huge theatre with ample parking space on the roof and cheap street parking (or free after 7PM). Theyve got a whole bunch of arcade games which is especially good for kids if you like being early for your movies.
One of my most frequented movie theaters in all the boroughs, and I dont even live in Queens. The parking lot on the roof of the theater is large and very convenient, its one of the few places that allow you to avoid the hastle of street parking. There are several theaters playing shows at all times throughout the day. Sometimes I think they could do a better job keeping the venue cleaner but overall they do a pretty good job managing the large crowds this place attracts.
Every single time I have been to the movies here there is a baby in the audience. Its not like Im seeing Disney/Pixar films, its during showings of movies like Black Mass, Avengers, X-Men, Gone Girl. Not childrens films. Parents: please dont scar your children for life by taking them to a rated R movie. It is great to have a theatre like this in the neighborhood, but they MUST crack down on babies/small children in adult movies!