The smell of popcorn, collective laughs (or gasps) and illuminating light from a giant screen fills every movie theater every day. Catch the most popular flicks at these local movie theaters in Suffolk and Nassau County and be part of an adventure, comedy or musical for a while. -- Compiled by Elaine Vuong
AMC Loews Stony Brook 17
AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook: Theater showing mainstream movies. Features an IMAX theater.
AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8
AAMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City: Runs mainstream movies. Located at the Roosevelt Field Mall.
Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore: Single screen movie theater and event space.
Broadway Multiplex, 955 Broadway Mall, Hicksville: Movie theater located in the Broadway Mall.
Bow Tie Franklin Square Cinemas
Bow Tie Franklin Square Cinemas, 989 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square: Six-screen multiplex showing mainstream movies.
Cinema Arts Centre
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington: A not-for-profit community cinema, this movie house provides niche films.
Glen Clove Cinemas
Glen Cove Cinemas, 5 School St, Glen Cove: This theater was renovated and reopened in April 2014.
Clearview Grand Avenue
Clearview Grand Avenue, 1841 Grand Ave., Baldwin: Clearview Grand Avenue is located in Nassau County.
Elwood Cinema, 1950 Jericho Tpke., Elwood.
Hampton Arts Cinema
Hampton Arts Cinema, 2 Brook Rd., Westhampton Beach: This theater has three screens and features a selection of popular films. Snacks and food concessions are available and movies run year-round.
Island 16 Cinema de Lux
Island 16 Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville: With enough time having passed since the price of movie tickets hit double digits to the left of the decimal point, it's time to accept it and move on. But Island 16: Cinema De Lux in Holtsville makes spending even more worth the price of admission. For an extra three bucks per ticket, you can sit in a Director's Hall theater, reserve your exact seat and have food and drinks delivered right to your seat up to 10 minutes before the first preview. If purchasing online or over the phone, you automatically get best available seating.
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, 1001 Rte. 110, Farmingdale: A National Amusements multiplex with 14 theaters, a small arcade, mix-and-match candy bar, concessions, Nathan's and Sbarro's.
Loews Cineplex Fantasy
Loews Cineplex Fantasy, 18 N. Park Ave., Rockville Center: Multiplex running a changing selection of 10 mainstream movies.
Regal Cinemas Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal Cinemas Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, 455 Commack Road, Deer Park: Regal Cinemas Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX is located within the Tanger Outlets.
Malverne Cinema, 350 Hempstead Ave., Malverne.
Manhasset Cinemas, 430 Plandome Rd., Manhasset: Movie theater playing mainstream movies, limited-run releases and independent films.
The Movie at Montauk
The Movie at Montauk, 3 Edgemere Rd., Montauk: The sign on the side of the building states ?The Movie,? and it?s true, as this is the only place to view a major motion picture in town. With only one screen, it can only show one film at a time, but during the Hamptons International Film Festival, the house will lend itself to special showings of cinema that are part of the fest schedule.
Movieland of Coram
Movieland of Coram, 1850 Rte., 112 Coram: Seven-theater multiplex.
New Hyde Park-Herricks Cinema 4
New Hyde Park-Herricks Cinema 4, 3324 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park: Four-theater multiplex..
Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center
Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue: Independent film house also offering workshops, guest speakers and other events.
Port Washington Cinemas
Port Washington Cinemas, 116 Main St., Port Washington: Multi-screen movie theater playing first-run, mainstream films.
Port Jefferson Cinemas
Port Jefferson Cinemas, 1068 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station: Tickets start at $5. Birthday party packages are available.
Roslyn Cinemas, 20 Tower Place, Roslyn: Theater showing major motion pictures and independent cinema.
South Bay Cinemas
South Bay Cinemas, 495 W. Montauk Highway, West Babylon: Tickets start at $5 and coupons are available on their website. Birthday party packages are available, starting at $325 for 25 people.
Saville Theatre, 103 Railroad Avenue, Sayville: Sayville Theatre's specials on Tuesdays include $5 tickets. Birthday party packages are available, starting at $300 for 27 people.
Sunrise Cinemas, 750 W. Sunrise Hwy., Valley Stream: 14-theater multiplex.
UA Hampton Bays Theatre 5
UA Hampton Bays Theatre 5, 119 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays: Consisting of five theaters, this movie house shows major motion pictures throughout the week. Concessions include popcorn and soda, as well as various candies and snacks.
UA Lynbrook 6
UA Lynbrook 6, 321 Merrick Rd. Lynbrook.
United Artists Westbury Stadium 12
United Artists Westbury Stadium 12, 7000 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury: Movie theater complex that has an IMAX screen and occasional midnight, first-run showings.
UA Southampton 4
UA Southampton 4, 43 Hill Street, Southampton: Able to screen four films, this theater carries major motion pictures, including 3-D releases. Furthermore, its location in celebrity-popular Southampton makes it a frequent stop for actors and stars themselves, so watch for occasional famous faces during a visit.
Village Cinema Greenport
Village Cinema Greenport, 211 Front St., Greenport: Open seasonally.
Regal Cinemas Ronkonkoma , 565 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma.
AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex , 3585 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown.
Bob's Canoe Rentals , P.O. Box 529, Kings Park: Paddling and rowing rentals. Prices are $50 single kayak; $60 Canoe; $60 2-person kayak. Open April 15-Nov. 15, hours vary.
Long Beach Cinema, 179 East Park Ave., Long Beach.
Merrick Cinemas , 15 Fisher Ave. Merrick: Tickets start at $5. Their "Wacky Wednesday" special allows movie-goers to purchase $6 tickets all day for any show. Birthday party packages are available, too. Discounts and coupons are on their website.
Seaford Cinemas , 3951 Merrick Rd., Seaford: Tickets start at $6.75. Birthday party packages are available, starting at $300 for up to 15 kids.