Sayville Theater

103 Railroad Avenue,
Sayville, NY 11782

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Orlando
Orlando on October 24, 2004 at 2:13 pm

The Sayville Theatre is the second theatre to bear the name. The original was next door in the theatre’s parking lot that opened in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. It was antiquated by the late 1940’s and a newer theatre was built along side the old one about 1947 or 1948. Once the newer building was finished and open, the older building next door was demolished for the parking lot. The Sayville Playhouse on Candee Avenue was demolished for the nursing home on that parcel of land. Marlon Brando appeared at the Sayville Playhouse in his early days on stage and had an apartment within the theatre which he was reluctant to give up since it was within his means (affordable). He had to be evicted at a later day.

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 1:21 pm

It’s the same building, 1984 must be when they cut it up.

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[Deleted] on October 24, 2004 at 1:18 pm

Both Sayville theatres show an address of 103 RailRoad avenue. The Sayville multiplex is listed as opening in 1984. Perhaps this current Sayville theatre replaced the older Sayville theatre.

Bway
Bway on October 24, 2004 at 12:19 pm

There was a Sayville Opera House on Candee Ave, I don’t believe it ever showed movies, but is another theater in sayville. It had live performances by Broadway actors. I have no idea when it closed though, but I know it was operating in the 20’s.

The current Sayville theater is an old theater, I don’t know exactly how old, but would assume it dates to the 20’s ot the 30’s.

I am pretty familiar with Sayville, but don’t know if there was ever another movie theater in Sayville. Could it have been in West Sayville?

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[Deleted] on October 24, 2004 at 11:56 am

Did this theatre replace the Sayville Theatre that opened in 1930 and closed in 1980? My theatre listing shows two Sayville theatres.

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 9:56 am

How are the auditoriums here?

Bway
Bway on October 14, 2004 at 6:46 pm

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

Click here for link to photo

Bway
Bway on October 14, 2004 at 6:19 am

Here’s a link to the Sayville’s website. If you click on “Visual Tour” it will give you some photos of the exterior and interior:

http://www.sayvillemovies.com/

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 14, 2004 at 5:44 am

This theater is a prime location for at least one screen running art fair.

Bway
Bway on October 14, 2004 at 4:23 am

I knew the theater had to be struggling, completing against the nearby UA Patchogue 13 (which is struggling itself with all the newest multiplexes). The current owners are really making an effort though, and it is a nice little place to see a movie.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 13, 2004 at 9:08 pm

As i am the President of Syville Chamber Of Commerce and once was a dm for this theater when Cineplex Odeon ran it ,i can tell you it is a house of changing mgt companys.This theater changer owners every few years , when Cineplex Odeon ran it the grosses (in the 80s)were BAD.They do a good bargin TUES all seats $5.00 still to this day.