Glen Cove Theatre

Glen Street,
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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Town & Country built this modern theatre in 1959. Two years later, the Town Theatre was built adjacent, designed by the same architect. The Glen Cove Theatre lasted until the early-1980’s. It had a decent size orchestra and a small balcony.

Contributed by Robert R

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cheebalicious on August 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

I recall this theater with the comedy/tragedy masks on its marquee. Only thing I remember seeing there was Disney’s Jungle Book, but I don’t recall how long after that it closed – it was definitely gone by 1980. The stone facade that I’ve always known still exsists, though the building itself was gutted sometime ago and converted first to “The Shadow Box” gallery, then to CVS Pharmacy. In 2006 CVS moved from one side of the building to the other, which included some new (and very ugly) construction. The theater auditorium is now a Dollar Tree store. No idea what’s become of the balcony and projection room over the years.

The Town Theater was a different theater altogether. Both were on the same street about a block apart, which may account for any confusion. A third, older theater, the Glen, also stood on Glen St where Pulaski St runs into the parking garage.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 10, 2011 at 6:57 am

The Glen Cove Theatre and Town Theatre were both designed by the same architect, Leon A. Miller. His listing in the 1962 AIA Directory mentions both theaters, saying that the Glen Cove was built in 1959 and the Town in 1961. Miller also designed the Wantagh Theatre at Wantagh, NY, a 1960 project.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

This comment by potato222 on a Cinema Treasures news post tells us where the Glen Cove Theatre was located. It was converted to a CVS pharmacy which has since relocated to a new building next door.

Judging from Street View, the Glen Cove Theatre building is now occupied by a Dollar Tree store. The Internet says that the Dollar Tree is at 217 Glen Street, ergo that must have been the address of the Glen Cove Theatre. The building has the late Midcentury Modern look one might expect from a theater built around 1960.

robboehm on June 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

In the classic issue of June 1979 issue of Newsday, received as a Sunday supplement today, the Glen Cove was still operating as a 78 cent discount house.

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