Lindenhurst Theatre

20 E. Montauk Highway,
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

Hey Wally75! Been gone from these parts a while, but I’m getting back into the swing of things. My old work email is no longer active (which is what you had), but please click on my profile name below and you will find my email address. If you’d like to send me those pics, I’ll gladly put them up in my photobucket account and post them here.

wally 75
wally 75 on April 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I went by today….boat still on roof with we moved signs..also a sign said [available] 631 928 2100….yet on the other side same sign but had a [leased] over it…i will call today…i took pictures
will pick up today… would like to post if someone tells me how..
Mean time…where the screen would be is a large roll up door..
West side has big show case windows [ that could be bricked up]
Loge is still there..only thing missing, ticket both and snack bar..
oh yeah seats…

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on March 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

What is happending to the property now? I heard that the building can be restored back to a theatre. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

wally 75
wally 75 on December 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Went by it today 12/3 all boats are gone with a we moved sign..
but did still has a boat on roof..

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on October 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I was a kid and went to see Funny Face the Astaire/Hepburn musical. As an adult now I appreciate the old film but back then as a kid I hated it. When the musical number “I Like Pink” came on I had enough and asked for my money back. The lady in the ticket booth was a very old and grouchy woman. “No! No refunds!” Then she pointed her finger at me “Ain’t you the one we threw out last week?” I was. I ran out of there fast and didn’t go back for months after.

robboehm
robboehm on February 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Re a 2005 posting the old theatre, the Wellwood, was actually in town. It is in the directory. It was destroyed by fire. A year or two before the Lindenhurst closed, they, too, had a fire but the cause of their demise is the one plaguing all single screen theatres and, lately some of the multiplexes.

I’m glad there’s a visual of the theatre. It looked small from the outside but was surprisingly large inside. I remember a plaque over the refreshment stand which stated it had won some sort of designing award.

antben14
antben14 on June 30, 2008 at 10:57 am

Not living in Lindenhurst, I went there once and only once in the summer of 2000 and saw “Frequency”. I figured the place was on it’s way out cuz the staff was unorganized and I was able to walk in without a ticket.

BobT
BobT on March 4, 2007 at 2:19 am

I was the manager for the summer of ‘82. This was my first full time managing job. At the time it was a discount house. It was never a beauty, I saw b-film double features as a kid there, but it was always safe and clean. I gotta tell ya, the sense of community was amazing. Every Friday and Saturday there were lines around the corner on warm summer nights. As one employee would tell me the thing to do would be see a movie and then go to Friendly’s Restaurant, further up the street in town.

My first night was a Friday with two shows shows of a drama called “Making Love”, one of the first gay love stories and there comes a scene where the two lead actors kiss. Well, half the audience got up and left. No words, no requests for refunds, just up and left. It happened every single show where it became a joke, where we would just open the front glass doors right before the scene so exiting would be smoother. The only film I ever opened the balcony for was “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” which had been playing for months and months first run. The whole atmosphere of going to the movies on LI has changed with the gradual extinction of the neighborhood theater.

The theater was captured on film in Lindenhurst’s own Hal Hartley’s “The Unbelievable Truth” starring Robert Burke, who went on to play RoboCop, a very young Edie Falco and Adrienne Shelley, who tragically made headlines this year for being murdered.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100842/

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on August 1, 2006 at 4:50 am

Orlando is doing fine and working hard at the Loews Paradise in the Bronx.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 18, 2006 at 2:46 pm

What ever happened to ORLANDO?

Nyce475
Nyce475 on July 16, 2006 at 7:13 pm

The theatre is closed, but the building is still standing and is presently a marine supply store.

Mat
Mat on February 23, 2006 at 10:16 am

Just about 50+ years ago I worked as a maintenance “man” at the Lindenhurst when I was 15yrs old. I had come out of the city for the summer and was enjoying the good life of Lindenhurst.
I was also sparking the beautiful “Beverly” and living life to it’s fullest. The Theater was in it’s prime and so was she.
God chose to take her early in life and now the theater is falling to “Greed”.
The owner may want to examine the following quote from Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson
“ You cannot do a kindness too soon
For you never know how soon
it will be too late!"
Consider giving back the "Heart” to the community.

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on September 13, 2005 at 6:15 pm

The beauty of having a movie theatre in town was its convenience. We kids didn’t have to wait for our parents to “drive” us to movies. We were able to walk by ourselves or ride our bikes to the Lindenhurst. In those days you didn’t need a parent to occupany you to most movies anyway. There used to be a children’s section policy but that was given up and a kid could sit anywhere. You were allowed to sit through two or three showings. Smoking was allowed in the balcony and looking up at the cloud of smoke was awesome from below. I loved it when the gold curtain opened as the titles began and closed on the words The End at the percise moment. I will miss this theatre. Something could have been done to have at least The Studio Theatre find a home there, but no, it stays in that upper story clap trap with poor access for the handicapped and escape for patrons. Live and Learn.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 16, 2005 at 3:16 am

Sounds like a great day……..

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 16, 2005 at 3:16 am

Sounds like a great day……..

Orlando
Orlando on August 16, 2005 at 3:15 am

Twelve people are signed up for the Lindenhurst/Babylon Theatre tour on Sept. 11, 2005. There is room for another twelve. The neon Lindenhurst name on the marquee is soon to be taken down, this will be your last opportunity to see it in place. E-mail me ASAP if you’re interested in attending by clicking my e-mail address several comments above this posting.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 16, 2005 at 3:15 am

Sounds like a great day……..

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 8:29 am

P.S.S. This tour is open to all Cinema Treasures and THSA members.

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 8:28 am

P.S.S. This tour is open to all Cinema Treasures and THSA members.

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 8:07 am

P.S. We will get indoor tours of the Lindenhurst, South Bay Theatre and Babylon if I get access. The South Bay Theatre is a certain, a lot of improvements here. The Babylon Theatre has the Beekman Theatre seats (NYC) which I sat in last week.

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 8:02 am

Ooops!, sorry about the “ message. I am planning a tour of the Lindenhurst and Babylon area theatres on September 11 2005, on a Sunday. It will start at 10:30 Lindenhurst LIRR and end at the Babylon LIRR station with a BBQ lunch at my house and slide lecture on the area’s theatres. We will see Washington Hall (circa 1916), the Studio Theatre, the old National/Welwood/Lindenhurst site and the current Lindenhurst Theatre conversion, almost completed. BBQ lunch from 12:00 – 3:00 with slide show. Then the RKO Babylon Twin site, South Bay Theatre (1967), the Capitol/Babylon theatre (only working vertical sign in use in all Long Island, and the Alhambra and first Babylon Theatre site. You may depart from Babylon LIRR a 30 second walk from the last theatre site at approximately 6 PM. Open to the first 25 people to respond to:
This will be my first tour as New York Director of New York City of The Theatre Historical Society Of America. I will be planning more. RSVP to my website by August 31, 2005.

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 7:46 am

If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have had
to waste your money on a phone call.

Orlando
Orlando on August 12, 2005 at 7:45 am

If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have to waste your money on aphone call

tfrank
tfrank on August 8, 2005 at 6:41 am

talked with the lindenhurst mayors office…. lindenhurst theater is going to be a marina and boat shop.

DonRosen
DonRosen on July 11, 2005 at 2:02 am

Let’s see ‘em