Cinema Is Battleground Of Geography and Psychology

New York Times by SARAH LYALL

This village of unassuming houses separated by squares of lawn is a snapshot of blue-collar suburbia: quiet streets, neighbors who know each other and children whose dream is to stay. Just to the south, along the busy Sunrise Highway, is something else altogether: a sprawling shopping center known for car thefts, and for a troubled 14-screen movie complex where someone was shot and killed last Christmas. There, at the Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas just blocks from the Queens border, the city meets the suburbs in a Saturday-night version of white flight.