Commack Multiplex Cinemas

100 Long Island Expressway,
Commack, NY 11725

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robboehm
robboehm on March 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

The entire building is now leveled down to the foundation.

robboehm
robboehm on March 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

More than half the building has now been leveled.

robboehm
robboehm on March 14, 2013 at 1:35 am

Work has finally begun on the Lowe’s Home Store. To this end a portion of the building which housed the western most auditoriums has been leveled. It almost appears that the rest of the building will be retrofitted. Time will tell.

robboehm
robboehm on December 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

It took a couple of weeks but they finished boarding up the entrance. Then they painted it grey. I wonder why grey, it is a white building. When they closed the Brookhaven Multiplex and boarded up the entrance they painted it white. Somehow the white, albeit boarded up, looked better.

robboehm
robboehm on October 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

They’re starting to board up the front of the theatre.

robboehm
robboehm on October 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

I was only here once for the Silver Screen classic after I moved east and Farmingdale was too much of a haul. The theatre was obviously outdated since it was obvious that they had just added onto the building from the original core. The auditorium was narrow and uninviting. The free goodies which come with a classic presentation were not up to the standards, or quantity, available at Farmingdale.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on October 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

Only saw 5 pictures here, usualy went the day after Thanksgiving though I saw 3 pics in 2005. Films seen there include Extreme Ops (first in 2002, The Ice Harvest, The Ringer, Syriana and last but not least 4 years ago Mr. Magorium’s Magical Emporium. Sad a 15 plex yet.

robboehm
robboehm on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

Tonight parking lot was empty. Pylon was empty and dark. Facade of the theatre was lit like it was business as usual.

Bway
Bway on September 27, 2011 at 4:01 am

Hahaha, I don’t remember that, but at least I’m consistent!

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 27, 2011 at 2:29 am

Lol Bway. You made the same joke in your post on May 27, 2010.

Note to CT Admin: You can update the overview blurb from “mid-1980s” to “October 28, 1983.” That’s when it opened.

Bway
Bway on September 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Thanks for the link to the article. Ironic that the Commack Cinemas closed after being sold to “Lowe’s”…. Now if this had been a Loews theater, imagine the play on spellings and words that could have been….

Bway
Bway on September 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Wow, you know you are getting older when things you remember brand new and opening up 20 or 30 years ago are now closing…..

RonMotta
RonMotta on September 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

http://commack.patch.com/articles/commack-multiplex-shuts-its-doors

Fare thee well, Commack Multiplex. A lot of fond memories here from years past. Unfortunately, for the past ten years, it mainly smelled like pee.

robboehm
robboehm on September 26, 2011 at 1:47 am

Where more than two auditoriums exist I won’t be there

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

Commack Multiplex, 10/28/83 – 9/25/11

Good riddance. The blood of many, more charming theaters is on your hands.

robboehm
robboehm on September 17, 2011 at 1:08 am

The Brookhaven Multiplex had blue lights. I don’t recall Commack being green. Neither are the norm. The only other theatre I remember with blue was the Salisbury.

CaptRonLI
CaptRonLI on September 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm

The theater is still in operation – barely. My wife and I came here a few weeks ago to see “Captain America” and it really looked like it was on its last legs. It was a Friday and both of us – who grew up in the area – were reminiscing about how it was wall-to-wall kids on weekends. Now, there were maybe a handful of people. Just pull the plug.

robboehm
robboehm on September 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I’m surprised the closing didn’t come sooner. First the new multiplex opened at Tanger Arches and then there was announcement that the lease wasn’t being renewed, that was nearly a year ago.

Bway
Bway on September 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I have passed that theater for many years on the LIE, and am almost positive it always said Commack Cinemas instead of Multiplex Cinemas like the Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas did in Medford. Here’s a photo I took a year or two after the Brookhaven Multiplex closed:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7672/photos/1221

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

Well you could be right, but I don’t think so. I feel more confident about the fact that the name (whether it was Commack Cinemas or Commack Multiplex) was in green rather than blue, but I really do think it said multiplex. In any case, in searching for a pic to determine for certain one way or the other, I stumbled upon this FB group which indicates that the theater is closing on Sept. 25.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Commack-Multiplex-Cinemas-End-of-an-Era/233105553387833

robboehm
robboehm on September 13, 2011 at 4:56 am

Same in Farmingdale. Signage just says Multiplex Cinemas.

Bway
Bway on September 13, 2011 at 2:03 am

I think it always said Commack Cinemas like it does there. The Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas in Medford used to say just “Multiplex Cinemas”, but it’s real name was the Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas.

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 13, 2011 at 1:49 am

The very first post on this page noted that the correct name for this theater is Commack Multiplex Cinemas. I don’t think that’s true anymore but does anyone know when the word multiplex was dropped? I just uploaded a photo I took today and I’m sure that the front of the theater used to say Commack Multiplex rather than Commack Cinemas (and I’m pretty sure the lettering was green, not blue).

Does anyone know when they made the change? I have not been there once since the Regal opened in Ronkonkoma with stadium seating so I hadn’t noticed.

robboehm
robboehm on May 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

It also killed the RKO Twin and the Mayfair.

NYer
NYer on May 28, 2010 at 4:29 am

Also fitting that when this theater opened, it killed The Deer Park Theater and now Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX killed this.