Larkfield Theatre

81 Larkfield Road,
East Northport, NY 11731

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legacy
legacy on October 22, 2014 at 10:59 am

Hi Everyone I just saw these comments – haven’t been to this site in a while, but it always makes me smile to see how people remember my grandparents (Stuart and Sarah Baker) and their theaters and how much other people cared about something they both loved to do very much. My mom (their daughter Denise Baker), said shes trying to go through my grandmother stuff now and would be happy to share anything she finds but shes not sure how much, if anything valuable from the theater survived the move (my grandmother moved from East Northport to NJ 6 or 7 years after my grandfather passed away to be closer to us, by which time the theater had already been converted to a church according to my mom). I know my grandma’s best friend Ginny still lives right there, we used to visit her quite often – and she definitely has some stuff she kept stored in her basement as momentos. Shes in her 90’s so its hard to get in touch with her by phone, and i’m abroad now – but i’ll definitely give it a try to reach her and at least ask. Perhaps her son can send me some pictures at least. Lastly, Mike – do you remember my mom from when you worked at the theater? She said she would love to hear from people who worked there or have good memories to share about the theater or my grandparents. Please be in touch with me privately and i will happily make the direct connection. All the Best!

DND
DND on October 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Added two photo’s of the Larkfield Theatre shot in 1976. I was a student at NPHS at the time. These pic’s were taken for either “The Rag” or the yearbook .. I cannot recall which.

Bloop
Bloop on March 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

Still no word from the granddaughter of Sarah Baker (who ran this theater) ? I added the Dumbo / Silent Running ad. I was actually at the Dumbo/ Lobo kiddie matinee in this very ad!

scope
scope on August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I lived in East Northport on Clay Pitts Road from age 10 in 1957 until 1971. I saw alot of movies at the Larkfield Theater, I’m sure some were first run. On Saturday afternoons in the late 50’s-early 60’s: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad; House on Haunted Hill; The Vikings; Dr No, Goldfinger. Evening shows: Sparticus; Planet of the Apes, The Time Machine and many many more.

Bloop
Bloop on March 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Who added the Beyond the Valley of the Dolls ad ??????? I’m amazed!!!!!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 2, 2012 at 3:53 am

I probably put those titles up on that marquee, since I worked there in 1976.

Thanks for the photo.

Bloop
Bloop on February 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I added a new photo of Larkfield circa 1976. It was taken from an old East Northport Junior High School yearbook. Sorry for the poor quality , but you can see the sign (which had red neon).

Bloop
Bloop on January 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

I will look for them and post them. Never heard from Baker’s granddaughter after the old posts on here….

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Bloop — could you post some of your Larkfield ads in the photos section? I really enjoyed seeing them.

And has the Bakers' daughter contacted you? I was very fond of her parents and I’d love to share some memories with her.

Bloop
Bloop on May 9, 2011 at 6:28 am

One more thought about the Larkfield; I NEVER recall standing on a line to get in. Ever. I think because all they showed was second runs.

Bloop
Bloop on April 14, 2011 at 1:36 am

I still have dreams about this theater !

Bloop
Bloop on April 14, 2011 at 1:36 am

Tova ! Any updates & pictures of the lobby !?

Bloop
Bloop on March 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thank you! I suspected that it opened in the early 50s. The old marquee almost looked like it was from the 1940s- so there we go! I wish someone would post pictures of the inside lobby!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2011 at 5:53 am

A list of theater openings in the August 27, 1949, issue of Boxoffice included the following item: “Northport, L.I.— Joe Mirosola to open new Larkfield Theatre, 600 seats, $175,000, August 30.”

legacy
legacy on February 14, 2011 at 3:21 am

we do have some, i will dig some out when i go to visit my parents house soon and see how i can scan and upload them. Not sure what else there is. My grandfather kept everything, my grandmother almost nothing but i am happy to explore and check it out and share whatever we have.

Bloop
Bloop on February 14, 2011 at 12:56 am

Tova; if you have any pictures of the inside of the theater we would love to see them!

Bloop
Bloop on February 14, 2011 at 12:56 am

Tova; if you have any pictures of the inside of the theater we would love to see them!

Bloop
Bloop on February 14, 2011 at 12:54 am

last year I found a picture of the theater from 1976. I will post it here when I can. It’s a grainy black & white photo from the east Northport Jr. High yearbook.

legacy
legacy on February 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

don’t know if any of you still read or check this site, but i came across it googling my grandmother – Sarah Baker, who recently passed away. I never knew my grandfather, Stuart Baker as he died before i was born, but i am named after him. I grew up visiting my grandmother and her friend Mattie in East Northport and seeing the town and hearing some stories about the lives they built there. As trivial as these stories/memories about the theatre may seem to you it would mean a lot to me to hear more. I know it was an important part of my grandfather’s life and certainly my mom’s (Denise) but my grandmother was never much for telling stories or reviewing the past (no matter how glorious or interesting) as she was a very practical woman and my mom’s memories are fuzzy at best since she was so young then. I would be happy to contact you directly by phone or e-mail and am happy to share with you copies of whatever pics and leftover stuff we have. thanks in advance :–)
Tova

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

And SAPS i am surprized a Union man would even let you touch a Projector.Here in Augusta,Georgia we had to get permission to even come in the booth and I was an assistant Manager,In time they did get lax about it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Bill, one thing about these Great ads is you will spot some crazy Double features. I saw one somewhere,“SHAFT” and “WHERE’S POPPA” stuff you just can’t make up.I do love those ads and miss the real theatre days.Today.it is a joke going to the movies.Ask anyone who was in the business like I was from the early 70’s to early 80’s.I started to see a serious change about the time i hung up my dark blue GCC jacket.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Bloop: One of my favorite lop-sided double features ever was “Fail-Safe” and “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Islip Theatre:

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Bloop
Bloop on September 24, 2007 at 2:57 pm

….more Larkfield ads….and one of their BEST kiddie matinees ever…….
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Bloop
Bloop on September 24, 2007 at 2:48 pm

I was lucky enough to see one of the best modern-day horror movies of the 1970’s at….the Larkfield! Thankfully, my parents did not let us stay for “Shampoo” (I would have been bored out of my skull!).
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Bloop
Bloop on September 24, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Also, I do remember Larkfield’s ticket prices was lower than the other theaters.