Argyle Theatre

34 W. Main Street,
Babylon, NY 11702

Unfavorite 3 people favorited this theater

Showing 1 - 25 of 147 comments

paul baar
paul baar on May 25, 2018 at 11:58 am

It was a great thrill going to the new Argyle Babylon theater, also taking these pictures I put on this photo page.It was enough to bring tears of joy to a grown man’s eyes with my first memories of seeing movies like Walt Disney’s"MOON PILOT"and George Pal’s"Wonderful World of the Brothers Grim" some fifty six years ago.The staff was world class,friendly and warm,absolute professionals.The theater was beautifully remodeled as one single theater as it should be.I would highly recommend everybody going to this great theater that’s so deep in my heart.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Odd that the Argyle Theater website has no photos of the theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

The Argyle Theatre now has an official web site. The first event scheduled is a Donna Summer tribute show on April 21, followed by a comedy showcase on May 5. The first extended run stage show to be mounted will be “Guys and Dolls” running from May 10 to June 17.

robboehm
robboehm on March 23, 2018 at 6:37 am

Even as a single screen theater the decor was minimal. Creating three from one didn’t help. Maybe the place will have some character when the renovation is completed.

Jeff M.
Jeff M. on March 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm

From pictures included in an online Patch news feed it appears that all of the interior decor has been removed from the auditorium. Does anyone have any details on this?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Or we can just ask you ha ha

robboehm
robboehm on March 18, 2018 at 11:10 am

Work is being completed on the renovation of the Babylon Cinemas which will now be known as The Argyle Theatre. At a cost of $3 million the father/son duo of Mark and Dylan Perlman have stripped out the walls which divided the space into three cinemas, dug an orchestra pit, built new support for the stage and added a three story structure in the rear to house dressing rooms, bathrooms and storage. Seating in the new playhouse has been reduced to 500.

Part of the cost was defrayed by a NY State grant of $150,000 and tax breaks by Babylon Town for $ 300,000.

The marquee proclaims:“ A new live performance venue will be opening in the Spring.”

To keep abreast of progress and programs, check the Facebook page which has been established.

robboehm
robboehm on November 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Nothing new to report.

robboehm
robboehm on September 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

No change in the visuals.

robboehm
robboehm on August 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

Pod storage container in the parking lot. No other visuals.

paul baar
paul baar on August 9, 2017 at 5:10 am

Texas2step down load photo is a Classic,10 out of 10 !

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

For that matter, I wonder how many of the Greatest Generation, or the Baby Boomers, or the Gen-Xers, etc., even care right now…

robboehm
robboehm on August 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Anytime you have to rely on the news media you have “alternate truths”. I actually have seen the article describing the construction of the Capitol in 1925 referred to in the opening. Ken Roe’s photo of the Babylon is 1925.

The truth, however, is that this theater, along with 2/3rds of the others no longer exist. And, quite frankly, I wonder as time goes on how many of the millenials and beyond will even care.

wally 75
wally 75 on August 3, 2017 at 7:05 pm

PS: IF YOU GO TO PHOTO PAGE 4 YOU CAN SEE THE BUILDING TO THE RIGHT.. NOT SURE WHEN IT BECAME A PARKING LOT..I KNOW THE IT WAS STILL THERE IN THE 70’S.

wally 75
wally 75 on August 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm

It was easy to put Babylon back together again it was built in the shell of the same exact spot…I don’t know if you can still see it… if you go to the south east corner of DPA and Main look up you can see where two kinds of brick along crack..the only major work was the roof where steel fell. there was no “adjacent land”..That parking lot next store was an apartments and stores that were there before the theatre.

paul baar
paul baar on August 1, 2017 at 4:10 am

comfortably cool-THANKS FOR THE NEW PICTURES ON THE PHOTO PAGE;IT SHOWS ALL INSIDE THE BABYLON THEATER,AND THE CONCESSION STAND TOO !

robboehm
robboehm on July 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

Interesting but it was only about a Constance Bannister baby caption contest rather than anything about actual movie goings on. Didn’t realize they had run such a contest since I always lived in Century Theaters territory.

paul baar
paul baar on July 20, 2017 at 11:26 am

Anyone interested in listening to an old radio commercial for Prudential theaters from the old WGLI station go to www.wa2fnq.com/wgli/gli.htm

robboehm
robboehm on July 9, 2017 at 10:32 am

Dumpster has been removed. Nothing else observable.

robboehm
robboehm on July 8, 2017 at 6:43 am

Wally, anything on the flyers you mentioned per my comment a week or so back?

wally 75
wally 75 on July 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

WE WERE FIRST IN NEW YORK CITY AND L.A. UA. TO OPEN JAWS 1975..IT OPENED WIDE 2 WEEKS LATER..@ ALL RED CARPET THEATRES.WALDO CAME FALL 1975..

paul baar
paul baar on July 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

wally75,Sorry if I made a good thing bad. Was The Great Waldo Pepper the first movie you were the manager for at the Rivoli theater? Were there any special showings or premiers that you like remembering for other movies ? Can you tell me who was the manager at the Babylon theater when you were an usher, and did he give you any insight how a theater should be run?

wally 75
wally 75 on July 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

I MAY HAVE SENT IT TO ONE OF YOUR BLOGS AND OR E MAIL MAY HAVE POSTED IT WRONG..GREAT WALDO PEPPER RIVOLI AND PHOTOS I SENT YOU ARE NOT ON CT. MISTER WGLI IS THE E MAIL THAT CT HAS ON FILE..

wally 75
wally 75 on June 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

PAUL