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This is a wonderful theater that does attract a realy family crowd. The street the theater is located on, Bedford Ave. in Bellmore, is actually not a busy street, but has been turned into a real “downtown” area with great restautants, coffee shops, etc. A great place to see a show.
I grew up in the village of Oyster Bay and we did have a theater “downtown” on Audrey Ave. I’m not sure what it was called. I remember it a one huge theater, but it could have been subdivided at some point. It was eventually closed (in the 1970’s) and turned into offices that the are occupied by the town hall.
About a quarter mile outside of town, in an area called Pine Hollow (not sure if that’s a legal name or just what people called it) there was another theater that we called the Pine Hollow Theater. This was also a single screen and was eventually split into two screens. It is on Pine Hollow Road (Route 106), across from the sand and gravel pits, and is now a BMW dealership.
The current Merrick Theater is NOT a reincarnation of either the “Merrick Mall Cinema”, or the “Gables”. This is a totally new building (opened in 2002). It has four screens, but generally lists fives movies as they rotate on the weekend or day/nights. It is a great family place and a wonderful addition to town!