RKO Commack Twin

Veterans Highway,
Commack, NY 11725

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 11, 2004 at 3:22 am

JIM Ward went on to be DM and i took over from Duane as manager and then went on to dm…

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 11, 2004 at 3:20 am

god i new them all well/

bvdfitness
bvdfitness on November 11, 2004 at 3:19 am

When I started a woman names Mrs. Beal? was the manager. After that a man named James Ward took over with a George Gustafson as the assistant. They were followed by Duane Marino. That was the end of my days at RKO.
Did you work there also?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 11, 2004 at 3:11 am

your manager was?????do you remember?

bvdfitness
bvdfitness on November 11, 2004 at 2:52 am

I worked at the RKO twin all through Jr high and high school years. I met my future wife there, she was the candy girl and I was the usher. We’ve been married for over 27 years and really miss the old theatre. I started there the day the Godfather opened and remember the folks standing in the rain for hours waiting to get in. As well as the bribes of $100 to get 2 tickets (no, I didn’t take it). I wish it was still open, with updated seating so I could bring my kids.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 6, 2004 at 4:09 am

`You might be able to reopen the Lowes south shore mall twin , Plaza in Patchogue if you want to spend your last cent,

Jacker
Jacker on November 6, 2004 at 3:10 am

Do you have any listings of theatres for sale in Long Island?

I remeber the RKO Lawrence it is a duane Reed now. That theatre was horrible. The projection room was a nightmare, the seats were horrible and the screens were a mess when they made it a tri.
But you know what we went there every week and loved it!!!!

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 6:15 pm

I think the Cinerama 1 & 2 did also if I am remembering right.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 24, 2004 at 5:12 pm

RKO LOVED THE SMOKED GLASS MIRRORS IN THE LOBBBY ALL LONG ISLAND RKO HAD THEM.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 24, 2004 at 3:36 pm

a twin and then a triple..a shit job here also..

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 3:25 pm

The Lawrence was converted to a twin right? It was done around the same time these other 2 were built.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 24, 2004 at 3:22 pm

Century was to slow to plex and the few they did were poorly done .(SHORE)Rko opened those theaters as TWINS but most had no room to expand.

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 3:17 pm

I remember when it was a big deal to go to one of the twin theatres because they were new and something different. It’s funny Century’s had theatres all over the island and was so slow to plex them, they seemed to close alot of loactions that might have made money.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 24, 2004 at 3:13 pm

One of the few theaters i ever sar back before big multiplexs that was almost always busy..Still open the old RKO RVC TWIN is still like that . (the sister theater to commack)

RobertR
RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 3:09 pm

It’s always funny how that happens. I remember in Brooklyn The Marine which was just ok was always crowded. The Brook which was a beautiful house was never full when I went there.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 24, 2004 at 3:02 pm

great pic shows the RKO how it was always busy, strange down the street the Mayfair could not say the same ………..

RonMotta
RonMotta on October 22, 2004 at 4:45 pm

D'OH!!!! Sorry, RobertR. Here’s the link:

http://www.commackarena.com/gallery_movies.shtml

I wish this were still open, since my wife and I just moved to Commack right off Commack Rd. near Jericho Turnpike. This would’ve been even closer than the Commack Multiplex.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 22, 2004 at 4:49 am

Cocoon was one of those movies that played for ever as did “1984”

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 22, 2004 at 2:08 am

The Mayfair was located in the MAYFAIR center next to a chinese rest.

RobertR
RobertR on October 21, 2004 at 9:43 pm

Theres no link here CaptRonLI.

RonMotta
RonMotta on October 21, 2004 at 9:06 pm

Here’re some pictures of the RKO Twin back in the 70’s. The RKO always had hits galore. I don’t think I remember the Mayfair theater—was this located in the Mayfair shopping center? LongIslandMovies, do you know when the RKO opened/closed? What the last movie to play there was?

Also check out the drive-in page. Yes! “Freebie and the Bean!”

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 19, 2004 at 5:12 am

IT SHOULD READ TWO BOX OFFICE

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 19, 2004 at 5:08 am

This theater use to run to box office on fri sat sun as a twin because it was so busy. We would fit as many shows in a day because they would sell out.The auditoriums were very lonnnng.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 19, 2004 at 5:02 am

No long marquee just a pylon (2 sided)