Curtains closing on Valley Stream movie theaterPosted: Updated:
Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas in Valley Stream is showing its final films tonight after more than three decades in business.
The last movie scheduled at the multiplex is a 10:10 p.m. showing of "Into the Woods."
The 14-screen theater first opened in December of 1979. Before that, the location had been a drive-in movie theater for 40 years.
Although the theater was known as a family establishment for many years, it did see its share of violence. A 1990 shooting killed one person and injured several others in a packed theater that was showing "The Godfather III."
The company that owns the theater says it was sold to make way for an expansion of the Green Acres Mall.