Carlton Theatre

West Main Street,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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robboehm on March 15, 2013 at 7:07 am

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

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 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 on June 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

This article is the missing piece of the puzzle.

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

There must have been two Carlton (Carleton) Theaters in Bay Shore. This info comes from the Suffolk County News February 9, 1923.

It was announced last Saturday that the Carleton Theatre on Main Street will be torn down and a new three story fire-proof structure built in its place. The new theatre will contain a large gallery and seat 1,500 people. W. W. Lamb (could that be a typo?) of New York, is the architect. There will be many novel features and the front of the building will be occupied by offices. It will be used as a vaudeville and moving picture house.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 22, 2007 at 9:22 am

Its most likely the same building. I wonder if it reverted back to being an Opera House after its use as a movie theater ended, or did the building sit empty all those years.

KenRoe 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!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 22, 2007 at 8:07 am

This is from the NY Times dated February 6, 1957:

L.I. OPERA HOUSE BURNS; Blaze in Bay Shore Destroys Old Carleton Structure

BAY SHORE, L.I., Feb. 5— Twenty-five firemen were treated for smoke poisoning and cuts today when the old Carleton Opera House, on West Main Street, burned to the ground.

The Times spells Carleton with an “e” so I’m not sure if its the same Opera House as this one.