Address

700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003

Phone Number

(516) 770- 4420

Date Visited

04/14/2017

Website

Link to Website

Broadhollow at Elmont

Description

Broadhollow Theater at Elmont is located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. The large, paved, parking lot has four handicapped (van) accessible spaces near the street-level, automatic door entrance.

The large, carpeted lobby has the wheelchair accessible box office and chairs.  An alcove in the lobby has vending machines as well as multi-stall restrooms with large, handicapped stalls and baby-changing facilities.

The carpeted theater is large. A wide, center aisle with a slight incline gets one to the spacious seats. Wheelchair and companion seating are available.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  4
    Location of handicapped spaces:  close to main entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  street-level, automatic doors
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  0
    Ramps:  slight incline down to seats
    Steps and staircases:  no
    Width of aisles:  very wide
    Places to sit:  seats are spacious, wheelchair and companion seating available
    Location of restrooms:  In alcove off of the lobby
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with large, handicapped-accessible stall
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  several vending machines with drinks and snacks
    Friendliness of staff:  very pleasant

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An ad for  “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” prompted us to head to the Broadhollow at Elmont.  We had seen the performance on Broadway and loved it,  so why not try a local production?


We had never been to this theater, located within the Elmont Library building.  We had a bit of trouble finding it, as the library sign is much more prominent from the street. The theater entrance is on the opposite side of the building from the library entrance,  with five handicapped (van)- accessible spaces close to the street level, automatic door entrance.


We walked into a large, carpeted lobby, with chairs along one wall.  People were already seated there, waiting for the theater doors to open.


We picked up our tickets at the box office and took a look around.  In an alcove we found vending machines and multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped stall and baby-changing facilities.


As we handed our tickets to the usher and entered the carpeted theater we were surprised at how large it was.  All on one floor with a wide, center aisle and slight incline down to our seats. We were impressed by the spaciousness of the seats, so much so that no one has to get up for someone to pass.  What a treat!  Wheelchair and companion seating is available.


The performance was a lively affair, with great enthusiasm from the entire cast.  This was opening night.  The performers’ voices got stronger anore confident as the show progressed.  It was an enjoyable experience that we intend to repeat.


This easily accessible venue seems to have a good selection of productions.  Check  them out.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.broadhollow.org, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Stop 20 Diner