Town Holds Rally at Levittown Movie Theater
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes gathered with Levittown residents on Saturday outside of the AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10 to the liquor license application from the national theater chain.
Murrary and Hudes called the concept "outrageous" and referenced the "safety of our children" as a major concern. However, AMC sees the situation differently.
"We understand officials in Hempstead sent a letter to residents about our interest in a liquor license for the AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10, but the letter voicing concern was never addressed with AMC directly," AMC Vice President of Film Marketing and Communications Sun Dee Larson told Patch earlier this week. "Our intention is always to work with local officials to hear and address any concerns. We reached out last week to begin those discussions and our calls have not been returned.
Larson added: "We are confident when residents and members of the municipality fully understand the nature of our new concept and signature menu – which encompasses a much broader upgrade to the food and beverage offerings at this location – we believe the concerns will subside."
Residents can fill out a letter addressed to the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) on the Town of Hempstead website. The letter is a plea to NYSLA Chairman Dennis Rosen to deny the license. The letter states:
... the mix of ten separate theatres and several hundred people in dark rooms combined with the consumption of alcohol is an invitation for mischief, underage drinking, vandalism and violence.