Lynbrook Airdrome

Atlantic Avenue & Union Avenue,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Just posted an image of an advertisement for the Lynbrook Airdrome for the week of August 16th, 1915. According to the item, the Airdrome could fit upwards of 1,000 patrons, and was covered with canvas and netting, presumably to protect against the insect population. It also notifies us that cushions were provided for all, and that admission (10 cents for adults and just a nickel for children) allowed for patrons to stay as long as they wished.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

One of these days, I’ll have to get around to creating an actual listing for the Lyceum. I’ve also seen references to a Plaza Theatre on Merrick Road, that may have been the first purpose-built movie house in Lynbrook.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

Here’s a link to a photo of the old Lyceum Hall, that pre-dated the Airdrome. Perhaps this is the very pic that hangs in that hall of St Raymonds Church?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm

In one of the hallways of Hempstead Town Hall, there is a map of Lynbrook dating from 1906. This map identifies the location of a “Lyceum Hall” on Union Avenue just south of the triangular intersection it forms with Atlantic Avenue. It is indicated as the 2nd building from that intersection on the east side of Union. The map also indicates the footprint of the building as a long rectangular shape running straight back from Union with it’s rear wall facing towards Atlantic Ave. It would have been adjacent to old Lynbrook High School (that building still stands and is used by the school district as administrative offices) and was located right across Union from the modern High School that now sits on the west side of the street.

I kick myself for not snapping a photo of the map with my cell phone.

guitarteen226 on March 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Yes, the Lynbrook Airdrome was built on the spot of the Lynbrook Lyceum in 1915.

guitarteen226 on March 8, 2008 at 8:14 am

The Lynbrook Lyceum was built sometime between 1890-1892. It burned down in 1913.
I think I also read that the Lynbrook Airdrome was an outdoor theater, constructed on the site of the Lyceum. It supposively had seats for a thousand.

History of Lynbrook, Arthur S. Mattson

If you get a chance to read this book it has tons of great information on this town and old photos.

guitarteen226 on December 23, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Ed, i'am sorry i haven’t gotten those photos to you. I sent them to your e-mail cause the site is haveing technical diff. hope you get them.

guitarteen226 on November 6, 2007 at 2:50 pm

thanks Ed we' ll be sure to give credit to.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 3, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Forgot to mention that I have photos of the UA Lynbrook Theatre in my photobucket album. Feel free to use any of those photos for your website, if youlike. All I ask is that you credit me for any images you take.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 2, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Cool. Good luck with it, Dunn. I look forward to it!

guitarteen226 on November 2, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Ed, sorry i haven’t gotten the picture to you yet. My friend is like a genius and were putting a Lynbrook sight together. We’ll put the picture up on that site. I’ll give you the url once it’s decent.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 5, 2007 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Dunn. I wasn’t able to make it down to the church after all. I might call up tomorrow and ask if there is a church archivist (whether official or otherwise) who might be willing to share info or photos with me in addition to whatever is displayed at St. Raymonds.

guitarteen226 on September 4, 2007 at 10:26 am

Ed ill put the picture on a different site. ill give you the link soon.

guitarteen226 on September 4, 2007 at 10:13 am

Ed i just went to St. Raymonds today and lookd at the photos and there is one of “The First Mass” at the Lynbrook Lyceum!! ill take a picture of it and put it on photobucket. if u want 2 see it u enter the church through the Atlantic Ave. doors, walk all the way down to the alter stairs, make a left before the stairs, walk through the doors, the photos are to your left before the boxes. Thanks Ed.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 3, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Dunn… a marvelous breakthrough! I’ll actually be dining at my mother-in-law’s tonight in an apartment down the block from St. Raymonds. If the church is open, I’ll go in an inquire about any photos. By coincidence, I was surfing the net last night for info on the Airdrome and the Arcade/Studio One Theaters in Lynbrook. I also emailed the Lynbrook/East Rockaway Historical Society for any information or assistance they may be able to provide. I’ll check back with any results from my inquiries.

guitarteen226 on September 3, 2007 at 9:41 am

i think there might be a picture of the Lynbrook Lyceum in Saint Raymonds ill have 2 check…

guitarteen226 on September 3, 2007 at 9:39 am

the Lynbrook Lyceum was were the Lynbrook Medical Center is now.

there’s some info in the second paragraph..
that’s all i found 4now.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 3, 2007 at 3:48 am

Lost… You should know better. Had I found an image of the elusive Lynbrook Airdrome, I’d have certainly let you know about it first! I will soon be a resident of Lynbrook, so once there I’ll hastily avail myself of the Lynbrook library facilities to see if I can dig anything up on this theater. I’m also quite interested in the Arcade/Studio One Theater on Atlantic Ave, that I recall attending in the late ‘70’s and early '80’s. I placed a call to the library back when this listing was first posted, but the librarian was unable to assist me with any possible materials for research. Hopefully, a physical visit will yield better results.

kencmcintyre on March 1, 2007 at 11:58 am

This photobucket thing has a zillion pictures of NY theaters, but I think they’ve all been seen already. Interesting to look at, though.

kencmcintyre on March 1, 2007 at 11:57 am

OK, thanks. My mistake.

kencmcintyre on March 1, 2007 at 11:24 am

The caption on the postcard says Lynbrook LI. It must have been another Lynbrook.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 10, 2006 at 8:21 am

Are you sure that’s “Airdrome” and not “Airdome”??? Ha! Just joking….