Brentwood Theatre

1825 Brentwood Road,
Brentwood, NY 11717

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moviegoer
moviegoer on May 4, 2005 at 8:20 pm

I live in Brentwood and miss this old theater very much. It basically died a slow death once the Commack Multiplex opened. Before that it had been a first run theater and I recall lines out to the parking lot for films like Superman. But when Commack opened in 1983 Brentwood became a discount/2nd run huse and then closed altogether in the late 80s. It was vacant for several years and then briefly revived again as discount house and I went there to see an Schwarzengger picture, Eraser, I think, solely because I wanted to see what the sinde looked like because it had been closed for so long.

It had a very nice balcony but they never let people sit up there unless the floor filled, which it never did.

There’s a stage in front of the screen so it has occasionally been reopened as a performing arts type place but nothing has worked very well. The building is still there and looks to be in good shape and I think someone with enough money could probably do some business reopening it as a nostalgia, movie-palace type theater.

RobertR
RobertR on March 8, 2005 at 5:32 pm

Is this still open?

BobT
BobT on March 8, 2005 at 5:15 pm

Very similar to the UA North Babylon. How could I ever forget the double feature of “The Hills Have Eyes” and “Shreik Of The Mutilated”?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 28, 2004 at 3:00 pm

nice theater/old ua style/one would not think this would have lasted this long.

RobertR
RobertR on September 28, 2004 at 1:43 pm

Is this place still showing Indian films? I dont see it listed in the paper anymore.

chip26
chip26 on June 8, 2004 at 4:47 pm

For years, the Brentwood Theatre was operated by United Artists. It was operated mostly as a 99 cent house, with the occasional foray into first-run movies(I remember seeing Tron there on opening weekend). It was most successful as a discount house.