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I moved to Mt Sinai in 2010 after living my entire life on the south shore. I love this theatre. It’s a simple mom and pop theatre that reminds me of the West Islip theatre when I was a kid. Cheap prices makes it manageable to take the family to the movies.
I grew up in West Islip. This theatre was great. A friend of mine used to work there and we had lots of great times there. Even used to hang out inside before school some days back in high school (late 80s).
I went here a lot in the 90’s. It was the only multiplex in the area for many years. I think the Farmingdale multiplex at the old Grumman site and then the multiplex at the Deer Park Tanger outlets killed it.
This theatre definitely remained open beyond 1985. I graduated high school in 1990 and I used to go to this drive-in with my HS gf regularly. I only started driving in 1987 so it may have even made it into the 90’s. There’s a Home Depot and a Best Buy there now. Progress isn’t always progress…