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Eagle Theater

Martha Cooper
Martha Cooper
Shows first-run movies from India and Pakistan
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The Jackson Heights South Asian community caters to its members' cultural needs, ranging from religion, to food, to clothing, to entertainment. The Eagle Theater is a 450 seat movie theater owned by brothers Tahir Mehmood and Shahid Mehmood, originally of Pakistan. About 90% of the films screened at the Eagle are first-run products of "Bollywood," the bustling Mumbai film industry.