Carlton Theatre

West Main Street,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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robboehm
robboehm on May 18, 2014 at 7:57 pm

At one point in 1920 I found a joint ad for the Carlton and Regent under the management of Fitzgibbons. However in 1926 “Mike” Glynne obtained these and others for his circuit. Plans were to do a major rebuild of the Carlton to double it’s capacity and equip it for Broadway type productions. He also purchased land in Bay Shore for a large theatre, which I presume was the Bay Shore from the location given as to the proximity to the Catholic church.

robboehm
robboehm on May 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

David I believe you are correct. I saw an ad for the Carlton in 1920 which, I believe, had his name. I’ll have to try and track it down and confirm. In 1929 the Bay Shore, Regent (Bay Shore), Patchogue, Rialto (also Patchogue) and Babylon were already operated by Prudential.

robboehm
robboehm on March 15, 2013 at 7:07 am

Never heard of him or it. Wonder where I can get info.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on March 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Maybe this is one of the theatres that were owned and operated by J.J. Fitzgibbons before he joined Paramount Publix as an executive in around 1927-1928.I know that he owned theatres in Babylon, Bayshore and maybe one or two other towns. His company was called Active Amusements Limited.

robboehm
robboehm on March 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Advertisements in the Smithtown Messenger show the Carlton and the Regent operating in 1924. Movie ads were rare in the early 1920’s. Microfilm of the Messenger begins in 1922.

lioddities
lioddities on June 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

This article is the missing piece of the puzzle. http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Key=PJE/1926/01/21/4/Ar00403.xml&CollName=PJE_APA3&DOCID=169593&PageLabelPrint=4&skin=Suffolk&AW=1309442871307&AppName=2&sPublication=TCO&sPublication=LIT&sPublication=LIS&sPublication=PJE&sPublication=SHE&sPublication=SOS&sPublication=SCN&sPublication=TMI&sPublication=PTA&sPublication=IPB&sPublication=CRW&sPublication=BNB&sScopeID=All&sSorting=Score%2cdesc&sQuery=carlton%20opera%20house&rEntityType=&sSearchInAll=true&PageLabel=&ViewMode=GIF

The Carl(e)ton must have been renovated and rebuilt.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 22, 2007 at 9:00 am

The 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook listing has the spelling Carleton Theatre, but I thought this was a ‘one off’ spelling mistake or typo. Obviously not!