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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 28, 2007 at 6:39 am

Another disjointed triple play,(circa 1975?) courtesy of the Commack Drive In Theater!
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 28, 2007 at 6:36 am

Pre-“Go Ape” ,July 1973 ad from Commack. I saw this bill at the Whitman when I was in 5th grade, but my dedication to the Commack D.I. designates it to this page:
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 28, 2007 at 6:32 am

Oh my gosh! This double bill was at the Commack Drive In AND the Commack RKO Twin…at the same time!! Do any of my Cinema Treaures experts know if this happened more than once in the lifetime of BOTH theaters??
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Bloop commented about RKO Commack Twin on Jun 27, 2007 at 12:03 pm

The micro-film at certain public libraries are a goldmine They keep Newsday on file from day one…some of my best ads are from there. (Unfortunate however, no Daily News or New York Post—which would have the most smokin' movie ads!) The machines are linked with Xerox machines, so anything you want, just drop in a dime and it prints out! I do collect newspapers, but DAMN, “human nature” sucks! The only newspapers that people actually saved were the following: World War 2 (various dates), Kennedy Shot in 1963, the other Kennedy shot in 1968, Man on the Moon in 1969, Nixon resigns in 1974, Bicentennial in 1976, Elvis dies in 1977, John Lennon dies in 1980… Therefore, nothing happened in 1964,1965,1966,1967,1970,1971,1972,1973,1975,etc.????????????

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Bloop commented about RKO Commack Twin on Jun 27, 2007 at 7:01 am

Another “classic” thriller I saw, at the Commack RKO:
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Bloop commented about RKO Commack Twin on Jun 27, 2007 at 7:00 am

The best time I ever had at the Commack RKO TWIN :
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 27, 2007 at 6:53 am

Going by the ads I have collected—the triple bills stopped in 1976. Another classic incongruous Commack triple bill circa 1975:
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 27, 2007 at 6:50 am

A GREAT double bill from Commack circa 1971! Two classic “bad” movies that most of us only know from WPIX’s channel 11 Chiller Theater on TV.
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 4:04 pm

OK, forget “Cobra”, “Grease” and “Cold Turkey”: here is the true guts of the Commack (and other) drive in theaters! :
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 11:46 am

Finders Keepers/Losers Weepers: stuff I had found on the grounds of the Commack Drive In after the vacancy of the 1985 season. For about a year or two after closing, documents and paperwork were strewn all over, as well as plastic pick-up reels from the projection booth and paper supplies from the snack bar. Here are two more interesting historical bits:
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 10:15 am

COMMACK DRIVE IN AD for GREASE; depending on your age, this is either awesome or not…
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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 8:39 am

ABOVE: TWO MORE GREAT COMMACK ADS from the 1970’s. I suspect they owned a stock “Night of the Living Dead” print, and slapped it on, in order to pad out a triple bill—even when the other two movies were non-horror! (I’m certainly not complaining; I would have LOVED to have seen “N.O.T.L.D.” at the Commack Drive In !) By the late 1970’s the triple bills were trimmed down to mere doubles. Correction from above “Dawn of the Dead” ad: the double bill was “Dawn…” and “The Kentucky Fried Movie”.

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 8:19 am

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 26, 2007 at 8:02 am

I think I may have seen the “Out of Towners” there as well, but with another movie on the bill as I have no memory of “Cold Turkey” at all. I believe I have the ad for the “Chainsaw” & “Mad Mad Movie Makers” somewhere. What the hell was “Mad Mad Movie Makers”?! It doesn’t even sound like a real movie. We may have been warned about the “Chainsaw” print as well, can’t remember (I may have been hiding in the TRUNK at the time). I just found all my old movie ticket stubs in a scrapbook. Here are some Commack ones, and a triple bill; (see if you can spot which movie does NOT include Dustin Hoffman), and an ambiguous Commack horror double bill from the late 1960’s that makes it so hard to believe that movies like “Cobra” actually wound up there. By 1983.
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Bloop commented about Whitman Theatre on Jun 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Attention Souvenir Hunters: the Whitman Theater sign is STILL STANDING in front of Citi Bank on Route 110 (as of today: June 25th, 2007). If this was an important theater to you, go steal a piece of the sign if it’s possible. You’ll need a small step ladder to reach it. If the cops stop you, what are they gonna say? “You’re vandalizing property that has been vacant for YEARS”.

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 25, 2007 at 2:03 pm

How did I forget!? the summer of 1976, I saw the Karen Black classic “Burnt Offerings” here! Don’t laugh…I’m SURE a remake is on it’s way!

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Bloop commented about Larkfield Theatre on Jun 25, 2007 at 1:59 pm

The Disney re-release double features during the long hot (sometimes dull) summers of the 1970’s were always here. I remember “Dumbo” & “The Legend of Lobo”. Also, grade “Z” kiddie movies; like “Zebra in the Kitchen”, “Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm”, and other movies that looked way old to a kid in 1973! I saw “The Big Bus” (a pre-“Airplane” disaster movie spoof)here in 1976.

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Bloop commented about Massapequa Drive-In on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:58 am

Oh my gosh! all this and no pictures!what a shame .

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Bloop commented about Coram Theatre on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:50 am

I had no idea there was a “TWO GUYS” on Long Island? Are you certain about that?

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:48 am

The first movie I saw at the Commack Drive In on a high school date: “The Swarm”!

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:42 am

The most mentioned movies on this site: 1)Star Wars. 2) Jaws. 3) E.T. 4) The Sound of Music. 5)Howard The Duck. _______ When there’s no more room in HELL; the dead with walk to Commack:
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Bloop commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Jun 24, 2007 at 4:20 pm

My grandparents lived off of 86th street (around the corner from the Benson). My grandfather only took us to the Oriental once in 1972. We saw a peculiar kids adventure movie called “Flight of the Doves”. It was a British movie about orphans finding there real parents, and a menacing uncle with a hawk tattooed on his hand was after them. The theater seemed gigantic to me! I love reading all these posts/stories/folk lore. Really haunting and sad… P.S. the above poster who was there when the seats were being tossed in a dumpster—did you take one??????? I would have!

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Bloop commented about Trans-Lux Fulton Street on Jun 24, 2007 at 3:21 pm

How come whenever an old movie theater closes—it INSTANTLY becomes a Rite Aid or CVS ? What’s with that?

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Bloop commented about John W. Engeman Theater on Jun 23, 2007 at 7:53 am

I saw “Airport 1975” on a snowy winter afternoon here with some friends. Me and my friends could not get in to see “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (the main “PG” rated feature)because the co-feature was (and we could care less!),“The Heartbreak Kid” and that was rated “R”. I also remember seeing the 1974 “Three Musketeers” there one summer afternoon. I think my parents took me here to see “Cabaret” and “Throughly Modern Millie” when they were new. I think the last movie I saw here was “The Addams Family”. When the original “Dawn of the Dead” played here, a girl in my high school class was horrified that the audience was laughing at it. Lots of memories from this theater. One of the first 99 cent theaters in our area—which is actually a great idea!

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Bloop commented about Commack Drive-In on Jun 23, 2007 at 7:33 am

a pivotal cinema moment (for some folks—depending on your age)at the Commack Drive In : View link