‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premieres at College Point Multiplex Cinemas

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In celebration of its newly renovated auditoriums, College Point Multiplex Cinemas in Whitestone held a special screening Monday night of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” hosted by breakout actor Henry Golding.

The romantic comedy filmed in Singapore, which is based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, follows a young Asian-American woman who meets the parents of her boyfriend Nick Young (played by Golding) and discovers they’re one of the richest families in Singapore.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is touted as the first contemporary movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, according to Golding.

Golding, who said in an interview he was honored to be cast in the “dream role,” described the film as a “phenomenal movie” and said he hopes it paves the way for more diverse casting in Hollywood. “It was far too late for a studio to get behind a story like this, but at the same time this is a small step in the right direction,” said Golding. “The goal is for Hollywood to not only look to cast more Asian actors, but also to offer more casting calls that are open to all people of races.”

Golding said the movie is not only for the Asian community, but for everyone to enjoy and love.

The British-Malaysian actor met with fans for the movie premiere in one of the theater’s renovated auditoriums, which now feature power-operated, fully reclining chairs and swivel tables for refreshments.

In an effort to provide the best cinematic experience possible, Showcase recently invested in major renovations at the College Point Multiplex Cinemas at 2855 Ulmer St., Showcase de Lux Cross County in Yonkers and Showcase Cinema de Lux City Center 15 in White Plains – all of which are now complete.

Renovations in the College Point theater auditoriums began in February and were completed in early June, according to Mark Malinowski, vice president of Global Marketing for National Amusements.

Malinowski said Showcase has installed over 1,200 power recliners with new swivel tables in the 12 auditoriums. Each auditorium was closed one-by-one for the installation of the upgraded seats.

“We’re looking at providing a fast movie going experience for our customers, so we’ve set up a reserved seating program and now our customers at College Point can either go through our app or visit and pick their seats and reserve their seats in advance,” said Malinowski.

Malinowski said so far his company has been receiving great customer feedback on the changes and moviegoers are happy about the renovations.

“We’re happy to be doing this event at College Point because customers really want to see this movie,” said Malinowski. “We’re excited and seeing an upsale in tickets. College Point was always a successful theater, but it’s doing even better now.”

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

Posted 12:00 am, August 17, 2018
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JJK from Bay Terrace says:
Of course it is! They are taking over Bayside. Why wouldnt it? In less than five years, Bayside will look like Flushing. Guaranteed.
Aug. 17, 4:38 am
Citizen from Queens says:
It already does! This is not Queens any more,it's the new China!!!
Aug. 17, 7:30 am
LOL @ 2 clowns from Queens says:
so what are you 2 still doing here? Anyone holding you back from leaving?
Aug. 17, 12:58 pm
The Venerable Stan from Flushing (sometimes (Flu Shing) says:
I note that the movie was not reviewed, not a single "Great Movie" "Teriffic supporting players" no "Intreaging Photography". Since even good reviewers rarely stress the weak points of a film, I'm thinking this must be a genuine bummer……… but again, that's just speculation based on an uncommon approach to the review of a movie.

On the positive side the Cinema was very well reviewed…… but that came from Mark Malinowski, vice president of Global Marketing for National Amusements, who might be less than impartial. IDK…just saying.

On a different note, I see that the "usual suspects" are more concerned with race & race baiting than anything else. That is not good. IMHO they should have concentrated on the movie & the cinema……but that's just my point of view, there is plenty of room for opposing thoughts.
Aug. 17, 2:37 pm
Dwayne from Queens says:
For a professing 'liberal' city they sure do hate Asians. Figures.
Aug. 18, 6:22 am
Helton from Flushing says:
Dwayne - you're right, and that's because successful Asians don't fit the liberal stereotype of minority victimization.

NYC politicians love to lump all non-whites into the minority pool EXCEPT when it doesn't suit their needs.

The most recent example is the specialized test nonsense where DeBlasio cried about Asians taking up too many seats at the elite HS. His answer was to discriminate against Asians and try to limit their numbers in these schools.

Typical DeBlasio anti-capitalism solution where he wants to punish hard work and success.

In that situation, Asians were not counted as minorities. But, in all other bean counting situations they are counted as a minority.
Aug. 18, 2:36 pm
Joey from Whitestone says:
Yea there crazy rich. They own. Whore. Houses. There into se trafficking. Illegal immigration. Drugs. And cash only business. Did I say sex trafficking They sell there. Daughters. For a quick dollar
Aug. 18, 10:03 pm
LOL at Joey from Whitestone says:
Hey man, you should've listened when they told you to stay in school.
Aug. 19, 10:13 am
Joey from Whitestone says:
Actually I had to pay for my. School. And my family were not freeloaders. Or collecting cans from. People’s garbage like I said they. Sell there. Daughter for a fresh cat. Or dog. Or the turtles out Bowen park
Aug. 19, 10:07 pm
Illiterate Joey from Idiotville says:
Based on your grammar I'd be surprised if you finished grade school let alone college. Show us your diploma, I don't believe you. Oh and Trump university doesn't count.
Aug. 20, 7:44 am
Joey from Whitestone's Mom from Joey's Mom's House says:
JOEY! Get back in the house! You're scaring the neighbors!
Aug. 20, 3:58 pm
Celtic from Bayside says:
The funny thing about the Asian invasion of NE Queens is that even 2nd generation Asians don't want to live here anymore. It's not just "whitey" leaving. Asian Americans are great people, just as are most other .../Americans. The issue is when our current day 3rd world ancestors illegally come to town and take over.
Aug. 20, 6:36 pm
JJK from Bay Terrace says:
I agree with Celtic. I DO NOT hate Asians. It just pisses me off when they ignore the rules, and open store fronts with Asian/Korean writing only, and skip on paying taxes through the so called "Church". Its nothing but money laundering plain and simple. its amazing that most can not speak english, but they sure know how to beat the system.
Aug. 21, 11:03 am
LOL at JJK from bay terrace says: sure don't hate asians but you comment negatively on all the asian related articles. Dude, this article is about a movie. Get a life.
Aug. 23, 1:29 pm

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