Movieland Cinemas announces closure in Coram


Movieland Cinemas, a longtime staple in the Coram community, has closed down, management announced on Facebook.

“This decision has not been made lightly, but it has become necessary due to the challenges of high rent and declining foot traffic,” wrote the movie theater’s general manager, Nicole Rapp.

Movieland opened in 1995 at Pine Plaza on Route 112 with six screens and expanded over time. The independently-owned theater has changed ownership over the years, with the newest owners taking over in May of 2022 after renovating the space.

“While our doors may be closing for now, the memories we’ve created together will live on,” said Rapp. “We encourage you to continue supporting your local arts and entertainment venues to keep the spirit of the community alive.”

Rapp has left the door open for the theater to possibly reopen one day, stating: “Thank you for being a part of our theater’s story, and we hope that this is a temporary speed bump and will soon make a comeback!”

Top: File photo of the theatrical premiere of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” at Movieland in Coram. (File photo/ Nicholas Grasso)