Islip Cinemas

410 W. Main Street,
Islip, NY 11751

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wally 75
wally 75 on March 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm

ED
THANKS FOR THE POSTING…MY MOM STARTED WITH PRUDENTIAL THEATRES

IN THE EARLY 60’s AT LINDENHURST ..SHE WORKED THROUGH THE 80’S FROM PRUDENTIAL THROUGH UA. BABYLON, NORTH BABYLON, SMITHTOWN THEATRE
AND DRIVE, IN SAYVILLE, ISLIP AND HER LAST THEATRE WAS UA NORTHPORT…THE PICTURE IS MY MOM DOROTHY [DOTTY] MALETTA AND MY SISTER ROSEMARY…MOM PASSED IN LATE 2004…
IF ANYONE WORKED WITH HER WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU…
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WALLY75

JohnMoviola
JohnMoviola on March 3, 2007 at 6:00 pm

I remember this theater when it was one screen. We would go to it as children in the 60’s. One time, on a Saturday, they played the old Batman serials, either in order, or as an edited package.

I hated it when it was broken up into three screens, but liked the screen in the balcony theater for its larger size.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 10, 2007 at 1:39 pm

Wally75 sent me these two photos a while back. Sorry for the delay in posting, Wally! The shots were take in 2003 (per the camera date stamp) and I’ll leave it to Wally to elaborate on their backstory – if he feels so compelled.

wally 75
wally 75 on January 22, 2007 at 6:17 pm

sorry, it took so long to get back to you..had problem with ct site

had to re-up…anyway..no signs just exit lights and out side exit lights on…
hope tro talk to city hall this week…and check back with mgr.
of babylon to see if clearview wants it…

also will check with owner of sayville..

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 10, 2007 at 12:06 am

any forlease signs………….

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 13, 2006 at 1:03 am

lets hope its a start…………. i hear a church is looking at Sayville……..

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on October 12, 2006 at 6:47 pm

don’t know what it means but…lights are back on…

wally

Bway
Bway on October 4, 2006 at 3:06 am

That would explain the sudden closure without explanation.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 3, 2006 at 4:52 pm

I bet Clearview pics this up………..

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 3, 2006 at 4:51 pm

lets hope for the best,,,

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on October 3, 2006 at 4:20 pm

THIS JUST IN…CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPT…LEASE REVERTS BACK TO OWNERS.

[OVER HEARD]ANOTHER THEATRE CHAIN MAYBE INTERESTED IN IT…

WALLY1975

Bway
Bway on September 29, 2006 at 9:07 pm

It’s still listed in the theater listings in the paper, although under the phone number, it says “Theater Closed”.

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on September 29, 2006 at 3:29 pm

the lights are out…

wally

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 26, 2006 at 10:41 am

will try to call chamber of commerce this week,,,,,,,,,

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on September 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm

l i movies

no…i went by there again tonight still no change..

i will check with town hall monday…

from babylon to saville no theatres…

clearview should buy it..babylon’s a triplex..other then a good clean up islip is fine…
wally

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on September 18, 2006 at 5:55 pm

here now the news…drove by theatre…was dark except for a light in the box office area…got out of the car…weeks worth of mail was shoved under the door….west side marquee still had someones
happy bithday on it…on the north side was an ad for some place
having a grand opening sept 3rd…they sold ad space and bithdays..
so my quess is they closed labor day weekend…for they in the past never had anything on the north marquee but the 3 features playing
that week…the only sign was the 1 sheet talking the $4.00 tuesday
nothing about being closed…being away from long island so long
i don’t have many contacts..if someone out there knows someone in the operaters union or someone in a large chain maybe they know more something..
what ever happend they were in a hurry…also, someone who would know called me at wnyg radio and said they were very behinde on the water bill…no water no flush no film…
we need lotto winners or deep pockets or another cvs store will be there…after all..it is on a corner..
HELP!!

WALLY 75

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 18, 2006 at 2:48 am

WALLY —-KEEP US POSTED ON THIS THEATER WHATS GOING ON …IF YOU CAN

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on September 17, 2006 at 6:08 pm

as a movie booker once told me….

as long as the picture is good, the sound is good..

people will put up with a little dirt…

the best night was tuesday…first run movies just $4.00..

pretty busy..

keep your feet off the seats………..

wally75

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 17, 2006 at 9:31 am

theater has very little competition……….

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 17, 2006 at 9:30 am

wow ….. theater is a nice old building..once again very dirty

longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on September 17, 2006 at 9:01 am

this just in ISLIP TRIPLEX CLOSED…
i called sayville…they use to co owned…sayville says..has no idea.
lets hope it will be open soon….
wally 1975

Bway
Bway on June 8, 2006 at 2:52 am

The Islip always seems to have people standing out front, so hopefully they continue to do a good buiness. it’s not easy for a theater like this (or the Sayville) to survive with all the multiplexes around.

BobT
BobT on August 3, 2005 at 11:57 pm

Sorry, maybe I didn’t elaborate, I wasn’t talking about architecture. In similar, I meant neighborhood theatre, both on the street corner. Same kind of atmosphere. I was only there when it was a single screen. I was the manager of the Lindenhurt for a short time in the 80’s and wasn’t The Islip also discount house for a while?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 3, 2005 at 11:17 pm

not simialr to the ua lindenhurst in any way , must be thinking of some other theater.