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Eagle Theater

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Shows first-run movies from India and Pakistan

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Jackson Heights
Theater, Performance

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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.


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In the mid 1990s, after a stint as a porn theater, the Earle--a fixture in downtown Jackson Heights since the 1930s--was reborn the Eagle, a popular Indian and Pakistani-language movie house.

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