Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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BarryM on May 10, 2013 at 8:27 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 5:27 pm

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

miclup on August 30, 2011 at 5:10 am

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 7:49 pm

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

Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 10:27 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 10:11 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 26, 2011 at 1:15 am

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 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

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 2:39 pm

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 5:11 pm 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 16, 2011 at 12:40 am

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 12:34 pm

at the 150 during the 90’s

tgreils on May 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm

no sorry..was he at the 150 or triplex

fred1 on May 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Hey Peng do you remember a George Forzone

Coate on May 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Long Island’s Cinerama exhibition history posted here.

tgreils on March 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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 25, 2009 at 2:05 am



robboehm on February 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

The thing that most impressed me about the theatre was the way they emblazoned the name across the entire facade. The only two other theatre that utilized the facade, to a much letter degree, were the Sag Harbor, I believe there is an image at that site, and the Salisbury, which, unfortunately spent most of it’s career featuring porn.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2008 at 4:33 am

The architect of the Syosset Theatre was E.C.A. Bullock, who also designed the Meadowbrook Theatre in East Meadow, NY., as well as the U.S. Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the Mars Theatre, Mars, Pennsylvania. Bullock was a nephew of George and Cornelius Rapp, and worked in their firm for many years following his graduation from the University of Illinois in 1910.

The Syosset Theatre was featured in a two-page spread in the January 5, 1957, issue of Boxoffice Magazine.

Vito on October 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm

I did not recall Carols last name but that sounds about right. She she was a part of the wonderful family of people I worked with.
Yup that’s Toms last name, I recall that now. He was very protective of the booth door to cinemas 1 and 2 on the lower level. Used to tell me “Vito when you go upstairs to Cinema 3 never leave that door unlocked”, he was one of the best.
Tom was also financial secretary on the union executive board.

Durkee on October 25, 2008 at 2:17 am

I worked there for 4 years (HS/College) about 30 years ago and several co-workers are still among my closest friends. It’s a little like an old fraternity for us. We went through several managers, including Earl Logue, Lenny Kaplan, Big Ed Healey (Ed was probably an assistant) and Mary McCarthy.

Vito asked about someone named Carol that worked with Mary in 1984. Could it have been Carol Schier? Also Tom’s (the operator’s) last name was, IIRC, Cuccaro. He had a daughter who worked there as a candy girl for a while.

kiggityca on July 3, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I worked there when Schindler’s list was playing. What a nightmare. It was one of like 4 theaters on Long Island showing it, so it was always sold out, and people would show up 15 minutes before and then be belligerent that there were no tickets left, screaming that they had driven from so far away and how could we not sell them tickets. Most of the shows would sell out just from phone orders so it would be sold out before we even opened the theater, it was fun explaining that to the customers… Jurassic Park was probably the busiest craziest I ever saw it but that was all families and kids so it was still fun, Schindler’s list it was all people with no sense of humor and was just miserable dealing with those crowds!

antben14 on June 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm

I went there only once, and saw Shindler’s List. I recall the parking lot was full and I had to park behind McDonalds.

Coate on April 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Anyone have access to microfilm of NEWSDAY or another Long Island newspaper? I wish to verify the closing date of the SYOSSET’s run of “This Is Cinerama” and the title of the film that followed it. (I believe “This Is Cinerama” premiered at the SYOSSET on June 25, 1959.)