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I meant that “Day of the Locust” was not exactly a great movie choice for the typical Long Island Drive-In Family (and I do remember it being a BOMB….box office-wise). Although I would like to see it as I have a serious Karen Black fixation. Isn’t it funny how she was on the Hollywood “A List” till “Burnt Offerings” happened!? In a fairly recent interview (maybe 10 years ago), she was telling of her role as a mother of at least one teen-aged daughter. Ms. Black was telling some story about picking her daughter up from school, and the daughter was embarassed by the choice of vehicle her Mom was driving (an out-dated looking SUV?).Anyway, I just imagined being in the high school parking lot——and seeing Karen Black pulling up! LOL. That would be an image that would stay with me FOREVER!
…and a zowie ad from 1971…
Did Jerry actually approve of that ugly caricature that was used on the ads and marquees?
We here at the C.V.S. Corp. would love to buy this theater for a good price and gut it for one of our many,many,many,many,many locations! Give us a call as soon as you can!
(V.P. of demolition to old theaters)
I’m sure the Disney corp. has no nostalgia for “Tron” that few years before and after!
…aren’t you glad it’s not “Star Wars”?
No listing for the Smithhaven Mall theaters on this site?
Wow! This would be the Anti-Multiplex…
BobT, I think they should have called “Liztomania”….. “Tommy , Part 2” and then it would have done better or even a nudge at the box-office. I don’t remember this movie getting any promotion at all—even in the wake of Tommy. As for “Sgt. Pepper”…people will wonder “How did the (all still living) Beatles let this happen?” Well, their mentor/producer George Martin, produced the soundtrack, so they figured “OK, if George is involved, it will retain some dignity”. Oops. The soundtrack double LP was in “cut out” bins for years to follow. The same winning team/producers of “Grease” cranked out another musical wanker in 1980 with the awful movie “Times Square”—-that produced another double LP for the “cut out” bins!
Does ANYBODY remember Rocky Horror at the Haupauge theater circa late 1970’s?????????? It never gets mentioned.
and a clunker for Commack in the late 1960’s:
OPPS: here is the evidence:
Oh, new evidence that Larkfield coulda turned “adults only” at some point:
A good 1975 booking for the Commack Drive In …and a bad booking for the 110 Drive In on the same week:
Saps, the twain SHALL meet! I saw “Poseidon” upon it’s Spring 1974 re-release at Northport too (a matinee)! I think I have the ad in my collection.In the meantime: here, is a typical cheapie UA Northport ad from when the year was in sync with the price (77 cents in 1977, etc.—even though this is is from 1979!)
…you wasted 70 MM film, a huge curved screen,comfy seats and a six-track sound system on WHAT….?????!!!!!!!
*How come no listings/postings for the Hauppauge Theater ??
How come no postings for the Hauppauge Theater on here???????
Can we get the Modell’s Childrens Theater listed as a page on here!? LOL.
You are being very, very,very kind, Saps. You forgot about the built-into-the-wall phone booth next to the ticket booth, and it had a balcony too. The Larkfield actually looked like it should have turned into an “adult” theater at some point. Imagine that!? LOL! (SEE my pic; 7th post down from the top).
You see, BobT, that’s what I miss about going to the movies—the MYSTERY of not knowing what you are gonna see! The York and Whitman were a “barrel of suprises” back in the day! LOL. Although I do not condone animal killing on film, I do support bringing the Grind House out here—to Long Island! When I look back at it, from where we are now, it will never ever ever happen again. Imagine a cheap, exploitive, unpromoted, film from a small company playing at a Multi Plex today? I appreciate those theaters so much more now, than I did then. One of my best so-bad-that-it’s-hilarious movies experiences was when we went to the Smithtown Indoor, to see a movie called “Night Train to Terror” ! Laughed our asses off, more so than at any current Chevy Chase comedy! I guess I’m just low-brow at heart!
It was kinda creepy, but it was so small, and no DOOR on the “theater” just an open door frame with the light coming through. I believe the beauty salon was right next door. Remember the conveyor belt in the supermarket that would send the bags of groceries outside? We always wanted to ride on it! LOL. I imagined most kids did. There was an arcade, with a few kiddie rides, like the standard horse you put the quarter in and it rocks back n' fourth. I’m glad you remember it Saps. Imagine finding a photo of it? I do have a GREAT AD for the cheezy little theater….
Also saw “Tunnelvision” at Larkfield. Played with some other cheap R rated “comedy”. I think it was the first time I smelled pot being smoked in a movie theater. A little later, that was a common practice when Cheech & Chong’s “Up In Smoke” played at midnight shows! Imagine that happening today.
Oops* Saw “Delores…” at the OTHER Syosset across the street. Actually, BobT, we got turned away on “Little Shop…” that night! I remember that well. Last movie I saw at the 150 was “Ransom”. And ironically, I now live 5 minutes from the site of the 150!