222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Bellmore Movies & The Showplace
The Bellmore Movies & The Showplace is located at 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore. Parking is either on the street or in the LIRR parking lot (after 1:00 pm). Two sets, of street-level, double doors lead to the lobby and ticket booth. There is a concession counter in the lobby as well as multi-stall restrooms with an accessible stall and accessible sinks.
The theater itself has flat carpet, wide aisles with a gentle incline to seats. There is wheelchair and companion seating.
- Attraction Type: theaters
Surface of lot: *
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: no
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: two sets of street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: ample
Places to sit: comfortable seats in the theater
Location of restrooms: in lobby
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with a large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: concession counter
Friendliness of staff: very friendly
Notes: * Parking must be found on the street or in the LIRR parking lot where you can park legally after 1:00 pm.
Across the street, north of the Bellmore LIRR station and next to the firehouse, is a small, wonderful venue I just discovered. I might never have noticed it had I not been looking specifically for it (I think they need a bigger sign!) The Bellmore Movies & The Showplace is a delightful and easily accessible throwback to an earlier time. Built in 1915 this “…little, single scene cinema has survived two pandemics,” (website) and is going strong. They offer mainstream film, independent films, and live shows. It is the last single screen theater in Nassau County as an ongoing business.
As I said, it is across Pettit from the LIRR station. Parking can be found on the street, or after 1:00 you can park at the railroad station. There are two sets of street-level, double doors. Walk through those doors and you are in a lovely lobby with a retro feel. The ticket booth and concession counter is to your left, restrooms on the right. Tile is on the floor in the lobby and flat carpets on the floor in the theater itself. This venue is easily doable for anyone with a mobility limitation. One doesn’t have far to walk from the lobby to his/her seat in the beautiful theater. The aisles are wide with a gentle incline to the seats. Wheelchair and companion seating can be had about halfway down, and also in the very front (if you want an “up close and personal” view), Velvet seats with cup holders are quite comfortable. The theater holds about 340 so that there is really no bad seat in the house if you are there for a live performance.
Multi-stall restrooms in the lobby have a large, accessible stall as well as accessible sinks.
I understand that they also rent the venue for a variety of things. You might want to check it out!
Coming here felt like I was revisiting my youth. I can’t wait to see a performance here!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.bellmoremovie.com, when planning to visit to find out more before you go. You can also call (516) 783 – 3199 if you need further information. They are ready and willing to help if they can!
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