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This building is still standing, “Condemned” notices posted Nov, 2013. Building is completely fenced with the west wall facing mall with L O E W ‘ S block neon name in their original position since they were put up in 1967, (Painted Over). Over 6 years ago, mall management said it would be demolished. That’s some “Coming Soon”.
I think this drive-in should be listed as “Closed” and are they retaining the vintage Drive-In marquee in the Walmart site plans?, Does anyone know if this marquee has been demolished? I would like to know.
This nifty program is from the Cinema Village, see address. I was a big fan of Cinema Village and have quite a few of the programs which were well-designed and eye catching.
This theatre is going to close soon and the “lessees'” & not the owner are at fault.
The RKO Rockville Centre is currently being demolished. The building is covered with tarp as a precaution to asbestos becoming airborne. I saw this on Friday morning
1-31-2014 while riding the LIRR from Penn Station to Babylon. …..and another one bites the dust.
The Lindenhurst Theatre has been demolished, the last part the building went down on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Interior demolition began three weeks ago and the well built building took slightly longer than the expected one week I was told it would take. The demolition foreman told me that he had never demolished a building in such good condition. By the way a CVS will replace the theatre and the 3 parcels of land. The CVS will run from Wellwood Avenue to Washington Avenue. Lindenhurst can now boast they have the “biggest” CVS drugstore on Long Island. P.S. The cost of the 4 properties cost CVS 6 million dollars. The CVS in the village will close once construction is completed.
I filmed and photographed as the walls came down daily and would like to post them but I don’t have a private computer at home.
Farewell to the LINDENHURST Theatre 12-25-48 to 2-1-14.
P.S. How’s your friend Steven who also worked the Granada when you were there.
To Paul Kupperberg….I remember you from the Granada Theatre days and remember Irene, the cashier talking endlessly about how beautiful the Congress was and the marble staircase in the lobby.
She was a great lady and I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her and all from the Granada Theatre. I finally saw the marble staircase as photographed within the last two years from friends of mine. The Congress still retains a lot of it’s glamour and architecture. Reach me at
Twelve people are signed up for the Lindenhurst/Babylon Theatre tour on Sept. 11, 2005. There is room for another twelve. The neon Lindenhurst name on the marquee is soon to be taken down, this will be your last opportunity to see it in place. E-mail me ASAP if you’re interested in attending by clicking my e-mail address several comments above this posting.
The heading of this theatre should read “retail use” as the building was NEVER demolished.
We will see the exterior of this theatre which was always a twin. The exterior blue bricks are under the makeover. The tour is on Sept. 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre website on this site for info. This twin was incresed in size in 1976.
This theatre will be on the theatre tour on Sept. 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre on this website for more info.
They are already installed as stated several comments before. If you want to see them, I will tour the theatre on Sunday, September 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre on this site for information.
P.S.S. This tour is open to all Cinema Treasures and THSA members.
The seats of the Beekman Theatre are now installed in the Clearview Babylon Theatre which we will be touring Sunday, September 11, 2005.
(See Lindenhurst Theatre site on this website for info.
P.S. We will get indoor tours of the Lindenhurst, South Bay Theatre and Babylon if I get access. The South Bay Theatre is a certain, a lot of improvements here. The Babylon Theatre has the Beekman Theatre seats (NYC) which I sat in last week.
Ooops!, sorry about the “ message. I am planning a tour of the Lindenhurst and Babylon area theatres on September 11 2005, on a Sunday. It will start at 10:30 Lindenhurst LIRR and end at the Babylon LIRR station with a BBQ lunch at my house and slide lecture on the area’s theatres. We will see Washington Hall (circa 1916), the Studio Theatre, the old National/Welwood/Lindenhurst site and the current Lindenhurst Theatre conversion, almost completed. BBQ lunch from 12:00 – 3:00 with slide show. Then the RKO Babylon Twin site, South Bay Theatre (1967), the Capitol/Babylon theatre (only working vertical sign in use in all Long Island, and the Alhambra and first Babylon Theatre site. You may depart from Babylon LIRR a 30 second walk from the last theatre site at approximately 6 PM. Open to the first 25 people to respond to:
This will be my first tour as New York Director of New York City of The Theatre Historical Society Of America. I will be planning more. RSVP to my website by August 31, 2005.
If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have had
to waste your money on a phone call.
If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have to waste your money on aphone call
Early in 1968, just around the same time as the Bushwick And Prospect in Brooklyn and the Strand, Far Rockaway in Queens ceased to operate. I know the closing features of most Brooklyn Theatres and I will post this theatre’s “swan” songs in a few days.
The theatre building has been sold to Surf Side 3 Boats (now located opposite Chateau La Mer. Windows will replace the entire Wellwood Avenue brick side of the building for the viewing of the boats. This means that the asbestoes walls have to be demolished and therefore throughout the building as well. The corner entrance and marquee will be retained as well as other “theatre” elements, the loge of five rows will probably provide the offices overlooking the sales floor “as I am told”. All the seats have been removed and the floor is being tested for “weight of boats” (It was a level theatre floor to start with, no rake whatsoever. The last four rows were raised slightly. No work is going on now. The purchase price is not known since occured December 1, 2004.
I saw this theatre last week, work is going on inside. The dome ceiling is intact as well as other features. I wonder if the original facade is under the “Redstone” N/A re-facing of the building. This may be completed by the time Theatre Historical Society visits Worcester theatres in June 2005.
My e-mail is
Unfortunately, they have started to gut the interior of the building on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004. So far, seats and other parts of the theatre, restrooms etc. I am sickened by this and discussing it makes it no better. They started the work WITHOUT permits as the Village of Lindenhurst has no idea ? ? ? of what’s going on. The building does have asbestos and I believe the proper permits have not been obtained. So far in three days, 3 dumpsters of waste has been removed. Goodbye Lindenhurst Theatre.