Hauppauge Theater

546 Route 111,
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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robboehm
robboehm on January 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Contrary to the demolished, it is my contention that the building is still standing and is now a Chase bank.

robboehm
robboehm on November 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I was never inside this theatre but found the signage unique. Am I not correct in remembering this and the Deer Park as having the only yellow signs of all the Long Island theatres?

icom
icom on November 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

I seen that crazy ass worm movie called SQUIRM in this theater and also food of the gods.

FriarFrank
FriarFrank on September 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

I saw part of the film “All That Jazz” there in 1979 (I walked out because I thought it was so bad). And of course, I first saw “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” there at the midnight showing in 1980.

robboehm
robboehm on July 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

The theatre opened July 1963

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 11, 2007 at 5:31 pm

Check out the Loyola Theater (Westchester, CA) page for a You Tube TV ad posted recently. The Colonel makes a live appearance. You can also see the theater, which was the point of the addition.

Bloop
Bloop on October 11, 2007 at 3:21 pm

KFC was better in the 1970’s. I remember their stores were also few and far between…I remememer Northport (my friend’s sister was a manager), Massapequa (one of my friends worked there) and Deer Park? Today, KFC’s main problem is that, underneath the crispy coating, there is a slimey/watery under-coating that makes the entire skin slide off with the first bite. Truly disgusting. KFC also has the worst/ most careless employees, and sometimes the customers can look like a casting call for a John Waters movie…….

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 11, 2007 at 9:17 am

Yes, ken mc… KFC should certainly be distinguished from its more honestly named precursor Kentucky Fried Chicken. The Colonel must be rolling over in his grave.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 10, 2007 at 11:34 pm

KFC, that is. It’s getting late.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 10, 2007 at 11:33 pm

KFC was actually pretty good in the seventies. I think they were using the original recipe which had a little spice to it. That has been homogenized out of existence to the tasteless crud they serve now. Hopefully KFX is not one of the sponsors at the top of the page.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 10, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Bloop… For a real riot, checkout the schlocky shoe-string budget sci-fi flick “Without Warning” with Mitchell – not to mention a slumming Martin Landau, Jack Palance and none other than Corporal Agarn himself, Larry Storch! But in all fairness to poor old Cameron, he did manage a role as the notorious hoodlum lampooned by the Sid Ceaser-like character portrayed by Joe Bologna in the terrific “My Favorite Year” back in 1982 – in the midst of all his drive-in horror film appearances.

Bloop
Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 2:40 pm

a picture of an old Chicken Delight bag:
http://theimaginaryworld.com/chickd.jpg

Bloop
Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 2:36 pm

RE: Chicken Delight. Does anyone else wonder why Chicken Delight vanished and the (horrible, greasy & expensive!) KFC still exists?

Bloop
Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Cameron Mitchell only appears in bad (bad/boring, not bad/hilarious) movies. However, there is one exception; the twisted “Night Train to Terror” (which I saw at the Smithtown Indoor/Outdoor , in 1985). “Night Train…..” is like a modern day Ed Wood mish-mosh, weaving 3 separate stories together with stop-animation, gore, bad acting, and editing that was probably done in the basement of a crack-house (during a police raid). LOOK for “Night Train…” on DVD (it appears in those “20 Horror Movies for $ 12.99” sets! (WARNING: do not confuse with Jamie Lee Curtis' “Terror Train” !)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Hey Bloop! Thanks for another trip down memory lane, courtesy of a CT member! Never been to the Hauppauge, but I do recall the movie “The Silent Scream.” Pretty sure I saw that on 42nd Street, but it might have been at the Midway in Forest Hills. It was definitely on a double bill! I don’t remember caring for it much and remember finding it hard to take comedian Avery Schrieber seriously as a cop. Cameron Mitchell played his partner and was in a number of low budget horror/sci-fi flicks found at local grinders in the early ‘80’s. Yvonne DeCarlo also shows up in that one as the kooky old lady who owns the beach house where all the action takes place.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on October 9, 2007 at 7:06 pm

LOVE ME SOME CHICKEN DELIGHT……………….

BobT
BobT on October 9, 2007 at 5:10 pm

“Don’t Cook Tonight….Call Chicken Delight!”

Bloop
Bloop on October 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Very 1970’s Addendum: One night after “Rocky Horror”, my then girlfriend’s car broke down, a nice hippie couple gave us a ride home in their van…as payment, I gave them a “Rocky Horror” 8-Track tape.

Bloop
Bloop on October 9, 2007 at 4:39 pm

There was a Chicken Delight (YUM) in that shopping center, as well as a supermarket and a hair cutting school/clinic! I was a “Rocky Horror” regular, at Haupauge (1978-1980). The crowd was “borderline”,however . Mixed in with the die-hard “Rocky” fans with the costumes and make-up, were drunk / drugged-out local dirt-bags with LOTS of yelling “F**K YOU” at the guy with “no neck”. LOL.
I remember seeing “Rocky Horror” one midnight and a brand new movie called “The Warriors” was showing during their regular hours. I also saw a bizarre movie called “Silent Scream” there. The Haupauge Theater itself, was pretty generic—like a slightly bigger version of the Larkfield Theater in East Nortport. I presume it closed inbetween 1982-86, like every other theater…..

VivaLaDriveIn
VivaLaDriveIn on September 28, 2007 at 11:28 am

This is currently Brennan’s, which was Heffrons before that. I saw Poltergeist back in ‘82 when I was only 6 years old. I believe I spent a majority of the movie hiding my eyes or crying.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 25, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Ask Bloop — he seems to know the lay of the land out there.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 25, 2007 at 3:46 pm

I think I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show here.