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Still no word from the granddaughter of Sarah Baker (who ran this theater) ? I added the Dumbo / Silent Running ad. I was actually at the Dumbo/ Lobo kiddie matinee in this very ad!
moviegoer! Thank you for that photo! It may be THE ONLY one that exists! A friend of mine on Facebook- who lives in Melville-was at that very show! Thank you again! It really means a lot to me.
Who added the Beyond the Valley of the Dolls ad ??????? I’m amazed!!!!!
Wow! One of my favorites and 15 minutes from where I lived at the time. Too bad I was only 8 years old! Whoever added this—please email me: shango7200@yahoo . com Thanks!!
I added a new photo of Larkfield circa 1976. It was taken from an old East Northport Junior High School yearbook. Sorry for the poor quality , but you can see the sign (which had red neon).
To the site administrators : this was a busy local neighborhood MOVIE theater for almost 5 DECADES. It should not be represented here, as a “performing arts theatre” This site is not called “Performing Arts Treasures. Com” Please address this.
I so remember the big iron comedy / tragedy wall sculptures on the inside of the theater. As kids, while waiting for the movie to start, we would ponder “Geez, imagine if they fell off the wall onto the packed house?” Thankfully , no Sensurround movies ever played there.
If you look in the background you can see a bit of the snack bar. This is probably the only existing photo of this drive in theater !
It’s so rare to see old signs ANYWHERE on Long Island these days. Happy it’s still there & funny that it’s not worth vandalizing ?
I will look for them and post them. Never heard from Baker’s granddaughter after the old posts on here….
more pix : http://snackbar-confidential.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post.html
My imagination? very few theaters had benches, seats, places to sit in the lobby; but the Whitman did as I recall ?? I loved the blue (and green mixed in ?) color scheme.
One more thought about the Larkfield; I NEVER recall standing on a line to get in. Ever. I think because all they showed was second runs.
Not one mention of the Will Rogers donation can collections and film clip before all RKO movies in the 70s and 80s????? Your thoughts……
also saw “Return to Oz” there and the “Metropolis” reissue.
I was there on the “Little Shop of Horrors” night. Huge crowd. we did not get in!
Ironic, me and my high school girlfriend saw “Animal House” at the Syosset . I saw “Sgt. Pepper” at the York in Huntington Station to a near empty house. I wanted my money back!
was “Alien” some sort of exclusive to Syosset in 1979? Me and my then high school girlfriend drove there to see it. We lived in East Northport so for the life of me, I cannot think of why we didn’t see it in Commack or Huntington? (the Larkfield theater would NEVER get a new bit hit movie-yet we could walk to our homes from it! LOL) Ditto “Animal House” from the same year. This theater reminded me of the original Shore in Huntington before it was a “1 & 2”.
Last movie I saw there was ‘Delores Claiborne" , early to mid 1990s.
There was a Woolworths in the same strip of stores (next door?) . I imagine that many patrons stopped there for candy before the show!
It’s like the monolith from “2001: a Space Odyssey” !
Warren G. Harris: I love that movie “The People Next Door” ! I’d love to hear more stories you may have. The INTERIOR of the suburban homes looked so realistic —that was a studio in NYC? I wish this movie would come out on DVD.
The snack bar !
A standard RKO Twin snack bar, partitioned so that nobody “crosses the line” . The Commack looked just like this one?
I collect old newspapers just for the movie ads. Here is the problem; people only saved key dates; both World Wars, John Kennedy shot (1963), Robert Kennedy shot (1968) , Men Land on the Moon (1969), Nixon resigns (1974), Elvis dies (1977), John Lennon shot (1980). That’s it! Nothing happened in 1964, 1965,1966,1967,1970,1971,1972,1973,1975,1976 , 1978, and 1979! I can tell you every damn movie that played on those dates by memory! LOL. YES: local libraries have micro-film machines with built in Xerox capabilities. I have found gem movie ads from my childhood that way.