UA Lynbrook 6

321 Merrick Road,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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rsadetsky on January 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I managed the Lynbrook when it was a quartet in the mid-80’s. It was one of the very few UA theatres that had matinees during the week. There was talk of adding screens in 1986 and I remember Salah coming down one day with the mayor to look around. I faced Salah’s wrath afterwards due to a popcorn kernel still in the bin from the night before. One of my best memories was having Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on the weekends upstairs next to the office. What a blast. This was a fun theatre to work and the staff was great.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 18, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Behind those two shiny windows on the left is screen no. 6.
(The other screens are two on the orchestra level, two in the balcony and one on the former stage.)

guitarteen226 on February 22, 2008 at 10:27 am

Well i went and saw Jumper on 2/20 heating and A.C. both worked.
The fantasy playhouse is part of the theater right?

7traintoshea on January 20, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Also, REGAL spent money on refurbishing E-Walk which is only 8 years old but don’t spend a cent on Lynbrook

7traintoshea on January 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Heat is working except for Theatre 5 and the Men’s Bathroom.
The bathroom is a icebox.

7traintoshea on January 5, 2008 at 9:25 pm


guitarteen226 on January 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for all the answers to the questions I had. Very sorry to hear about your last shift…
It will be ashame to see lynbrook 6 go…


xxlive9xx on January 3, 2008 at 12:56 am

well the heat is broken again, it was working for a few days…..anyway tonight was my last shift at this theatre. very sad

7traintoshea on December 30, 2007 at 9:36 pm

If you want heat, go to Grand Avenue, they usually play date except the seats are tight

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 26, 2007 at 11:11 pm

No heat in the winter… and on several occasions this summer, there was no A/C. Yup. Definitely not a top priority for Regal. All maintenance deferred until absolutely needed, it seems! What a shame. I guess I still have some emotional attachment to this old dump and still hope that if Regal ever does pay attention to this old work-horse, that it will honor its long history by preserving the facade.

xxlive9xx on December 24, 2007 at 3:53 am

I feel like I’m working overtime on this site….anyway…
-If you ask a manager that is there more often than I am…they might help you out with a tour
-Regal can afford to rebuild…this is not a top priority anymore in their minds
-I guess preserving some of the building is possible. Would it be done? I doubt it.
-Lynbrook does get first run films…for some reason not the big ones as of late.
-No heat is a big deal…it has been fixed since. No excuses from me…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 23, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Lynbrook only shows first run movies; new releases are split between the Fantasy in RVC and the Lynbrook. Art releases go to the Malverne.

I was here the other day to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Full matinée prices ($8. adults, $7. kids) and there was NO HEAT in five of the six screens. “We’re waiting for the parts” said the young manager (not Mike) and yet they have the nerve to charge full price.

I love and want to preserve old theaters, but this is a shit-heap in need of some serious attention.

guitarteen226 on December 23, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Mike here’s a tip. If Lynbrook got movies that come out more recently more Peole would go to lynbrook. What me and my friends do is we check were the movies playing. IF it isn’t in LYnbrook than we go to Rockville Center. I prefer to go to Lynbrook personally because it is right in town.

guitarteen226 on December 23, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Mike, if I would have to do a video project could i possibly do it on the thearter, get a tour, etc..
is the closed down “Fantasy Play House” part of the theater?

Ed is also right if the building is structurally sound than some renavations could be done. also if they were to tear down the thearter and rebuild what would it do to traffic on Merrick Road?

If students can’t do the actual work than could they at least raise money for renevations? that is an equal opportunity for service hours.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 13, 2007 at 7:29 am

At the very least, I would hope that some effort would be made to preserve and restore the handsome Merrick Rd facade. While original interior elements may have long ago vanished and would be unfeasible to restore for a gut and multiplex job, there is no reason why the original character of the Lynbrook’s exterior (which appears to be in very good shape) shouldn’t remain intact. Unless the structure itself is physically unstable, I don’t see why the entire building has to come down, Mike. As long as the foundation and outer walls are stout, the mission could be accomplished with a complete interior gutting down to the bare brick walls. This is how the Fantasy Theatre in Rockville Center was renovated – even though they needlessly mutilated the main exterior facade with the modernization. Better still is the example of the Midway Theatre in Forest Hills, Queens, where they pretty much preserved the integrity of the original facade, entrance foyer and lobby while gutting the auditorium space behind to carve out 9 modern and comfortable stadium style rooms – all within the original footprint of the old theatre.

xxlive9xx on December 13, 2007 at 1:06 am

Regal does not allow us to use community service workers. I would assume they consider it a liability if they aren’t on the books. Even so…the theatre needs to be a knockdown/buildup site…you can only go so long covering things up. It would be sad to see a historic theatre like the Lynbrook be torn down…I pretty much grew up there. However…it’s time to pull the plug.

guitarteen226 on December 10, 2007 at 2:25 pm

well being manager of lynbrook you could probably answer this.
Students at ther highschool and middle schools need community service hours. if they’re in national honnor society they need more. Couldn’t students do some of the fixing up?
i know certain paints are lethal if inhaled and students wouldn’t be allowed to paint with it. if it isn’t an inhalent than students could paint, and do some other jobs right?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 12, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Saps, sad to say a little bit of both!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 12, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Is the theater a little tighter or are you a little wider?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 10, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Thanks, 7train… When I was in #1 to see “The Simpsons Movie” over the summer, I thought the room seemed a little tighter than I recalled from the 1980’s, when I frequented the Lynbrook with regularity. The removal of seats results in the aisle now being somewhat left of center in relation to the screen.

7traintoshea on October 9, 2007 at 8:32 pm

yes, seats were remove to accomadate the hallway. Theatre 1 lost about 100 seats. KS stands for Kintek Stereo, a cheaper sound system. The bad part it is mono in the front with stereo surround.

The only other location in Nassau that Kintek Stereo is AMC Nassau Metroplex screens 7 to 10

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 24, 2007 at 9:15 am

I assume #1 is the left side of the old orchestra and #5 is the backstage theater which would make #6 the tiny storefront conversion that is off the front of the lobby. What does “KS” stand for?

Also… Were seats lost along the left side of theater 1 to accommodate the passageway to get to theater 5?