Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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NYer on March 14, 2015 at 12:35 am

“Oklahoma!” actually opened at The Cove, Bayshore & Patchogue Theaters the day The Syosset opened. As patryan6019 stated, The Syosset wasn’t reserved seats yet but they were the only theater on LI to play it in Todd AO. “Oklahoma!” however did return, on March 2 1962 with reserved seats and was replaced by the exclusive Long Island Premiere of “West Side Story” on April 13 1962.

patryan6019 on March 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Coate…It opened there Dec 9 and ran for 2 weeks, ahead of the area neighborhood break that started on Christmas day. It was not reserved seats.

Coate on March 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I’m aware “Oklahoma!” was screened here once for the theater’s grand opening in November 1956, but how long did it play when it returned a few weeks later for an actual multi-week (reserved-seat?) booking? Anyone know? NYer?

NYer on November 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm

December 16 1983, the beginning of the end for this grand lady. Triplex opening ad in photo section.

NYer on September 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

You can see ads for both, last week for “Funny Girl” and opening ad for “Paint Your Wagon” here on page 17 of The Long Islander, a weekly paper based in Huntington. This site has many archived LI papers.

optimist008 on September 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm


All old issues of Boxoffice are posted on their website,, look for “The Vault” section to find them.

Coate on September 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Does anyone from the NYC/Long Island region have access to Newsday (or other Long Island newspaper) on microfilm? I’m seeking confirmation of the closing date of the roadshow run of “Funny Girl” at the Syosset Theater. Did “Funny Girl” play right up to the Jan 28th, 1970 opening of “Paint Your Wagon”?

BarryM on May 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Tinseltoes, I love these Boxoffice magazines that you’ve posted. Do you know of any place that sells old copies?

jjebersold on August 31, 2011 at 9:27 am

I found this link written by UA’s Joe Kelly that describes the theater particularly from a technical point of view.

miclup on August 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

The Syosset was a great theater with super projection and wonderful site lines. They were THE theater on Long Island for platform releases. Usually in 70MM and amazing sound. My favorite was seeing THE TOWERING INFERNO on opening weekend. Waited in line for hours and then the show was packed. Although the Syosset was not one of the grand old movie palaces, every film felt special in this auditorium.

POMOVIE2 on August 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Hi Bloop Alien played there in a 70mm exclusive engagement. Animal House also opened there exclusively.

Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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”.

Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Last movie I saw there was ‘Delores Claiborne" , early to mid 1990s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

LOL SMOKING on Lorelei and or Linda. My Boxoffice girls had the hardest time giving direction to our theatre,And they ALl lived here there whole lives.Loved the Theatre Business.

Durkee on March 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

On second thought, I think it wasn’t Lorelei with the pronunciation issue with Apocalypse. It may have been Linda. Still a funny memory.

Durkee on March 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

I worked Apocalypse Now for many sold out weeks. My memory could be faulty, but I think it was indeed in 70MM and Dolby.

One of the girls in the ticket booth (I think it was Lorelei, but not sure anymore) had trouble pronouncing “Apocalypse” (ockapockalips, etc.) when people called for information, so Lenny Kaplan taught her to pronounce it by pointing to his pocket and his lips. A pocket lips. Close enough.

Cobalt on March 4, 2011 at 9:11 am has a list of theatres that showed APOCALYPSE NOW in 70mm in 1979. This Syosset Theatre is NOT on that list. Does this mean Syosset ran a 35mm, or is the list wrong?

AliceRosenthal on February 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Interesting – No one mentioned the 70mm screening of “Apocalypse Now” in 1979 at UA Syosset. I went to a matinee with a SHS class and thought is was weird that they gave out the credits on paper. I thought there was going to be a test on the movie the next day.

fred1 on May 19, 2009 at 4:34 am

at the 150 during the 90’s

tgreils on May 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

no sorry..was he at the 150 or triplex

fred1 on May 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Hey Peng do you remember a George Forzone

Coate on May 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Long Island’s Cinerama exhibition history posted here.

tgreils on March 25, 2009 at 6:04 am

I was the mgr of the Cinema 150 and assiste Mary McCarthy when needed at the Syosset theatre..Great memories at both theatres…good times…fun softball games…good people…Mary is a classy lady and is still going strong helpin out at the westbury drive-in -stadium theatre…drop in and say Hi…Great memories of fighting the Rocky crowds…..had fun inthe theatres…Meadowbrook..pequa..lindenhurst…manhassett..Cinema 150..Home Office…UA Summer picnic…driving “SMH”

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 24, 2009 at 6:05 pm