Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

71 East Main Street,
Patchogue, NY 11772

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kman5513 on October 18, 2006 at 12:13 am

The Patchogue Theatre is beautiful. Gateway does not own it, they just rent it. if you are looking to purchase tickets to a Gateway show that is being performed at The Patchogue Theatre you need to contact Gateway for tickets. I know all of this because I work at The Patchogue Theatre and love it.

Bway on July 5, 2006 at 12:33 pm

Ed, the place is a real beauty. They did a tremendous job restoring the old theater. They had to completely recreate the lobby, as a fire in the 50’s destroyed it, and it was made much smaller and nondescript when they rebuilt the lobby soon after.
At some point, the Patchogue was twinned (perhaps even triplexed), and that was at some point in the 80’s. It closed around 1989 to movies (give or take a year). At somepoint, all the interior was covered over in sheetrock (I am not sure if that was after the 50’s fire, or with the 80’s multiplexing), but thankfully, it only covered over the interior ornamentation, not destroyed it.
In the 1996 renovation, they were able to remove the sheetrock/plywood wall covering and expose the beauty of the Patchogue Theater as a diamond in the rough. They the restored it beautifully to it’s former glory.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 5, 2006 at 12:24 pm

Wally1975 sent me a nice image of an article about the Patchogue that appeared in Newsday recently. He would like me to post it here, so please follow the link below:

It Happened on Long Island

A nice recent photo of the theater’s interior is included with the article. The place looks like a beauty.

PatVillage on June 19, 2006 at 12:29 am

Gateway’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” July 5â€"22, “La Cage aux Folles” Aug. 23â€"Sept.9…They do sixty dates a year including a Christmas Show in December…

longislandwally75 on June 18, 2006 at 3:32 am

going to see darlene love live ….6/24…will try and get some inside shots to share..


Bway on June 5, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Thanks Lost for posting that. OF course, the renovation is now complete, and a success. I believe Gateway Playhouse of Bellport still does operate occasional shows at the Patchogue, especially when it’s a play that can’t fit into their smaller Gateway Playhouse in Bellport.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 23, 2006 at 5:09 pm

This website has the Suffolk Theater Business Plan from April of 2001. As of March 14, 2001 the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts had 1224 seats. This theater is number 9.2 on the list.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 3, 2005 at 10:17 pm

Here is a small daytime photo of the Patchogue Theater.

onlooker on September 13, 2005 at 11:10 pm

The Village of Patchogue ownes the Theatre and it is a non-for-profit corporaation. It is run by a volunteer board, has all volunteer workers with the exception of the paid house manager and ticket booth person.

PatVillage on May 9, 2005 at 1:34 am

Gateway will be doing “Aida” and “The Full Monty” at the Patchogue Theatre this summer also Steve Howe from the the rock group “YES” is going to be their May 20th and a B-103 Oldies Concert June 25th…

uncleal923 on February 27, 2005 at 9:56 pm

Does Gateway still have performances there?

Bway on February 25, 2005 at 1:20 pm

Yes, but I don’t believe they are projected movies. I’m not sure though.

longislandmovies on February 25, 2005 at 5:17 am

still shows movies on occasion

uncleal923 on November 22, 2004 at 3:12 am

I looked at the website for the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts. While Gateway still produces shows there it is run by a not for profit Corporation.

R143 on October 15, 2004 at 5:24 pm

That is the second marquee they have had on that theater since 1998. Originally, it was your standard type of marquee where you puit letters on it manually. A year ago they added the digital one to it.
Does the Gateway Playhouse of Bellport still run this theater?

longislandmovies on October 15, 2004 at 3:52 am

he took a new jod in N.J.

longislandmovies on October 15, 2004 at 3:10 am

The director of this theater quit today .

longislandmovies on October 15, 2004 at 2:58 am

you were busy today/bway did you or do you work in the movie bsns

Bway on October 15, 2004 at 2:45 am

Here’s a photo of the Patchogue Theater taken today:

Click here for link to photo

Bway on September 16, 2004 at 2:52 pm

I never said they were original in the introduction (I’m Chris), I just said they were “restored” meaning it was made to look like it was when it opened. The entire fascade was redone after the fire in the 50’s. The front of the theater was made narrower, and another store thrown in. The marquee was made half the size of the original at that point, and the building was done in a light blue 50’s style brick.
When they restored the theater to it’s turn of the century appearance in the 90’s, they took over the store to the left (which was originally part of the lobby when built), and restored the marquee to it’s original size.

Orlando on September 16, 2004 at 2:09 pm

Although the main auditorium is “restored”, the main lobby and facade have been renovated and updated. The facade and the lobby are not original as stated in the introduction.

longislandmovies on September 16, 2004 at 6:28 am

Not mentioned is that UA ran this theater for many years when it was a movie house, when it was closed by UA it was a reduced price house.