Kings Park Theatre

72 Indian Head Road,
Kings Park, NY 11754

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Texas2step on March 29, 2018 at 5:29 pm

This one opened on May 3, 1963.

robboehm on August 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm

And did you? And what did they say?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I only went to this theater once. I was with an elementary school friend and his mother and we went to see “Dr. Zhivago,” which I remember really enjoying.

But I did have one question for my friend’s mom — if the woman (Lara?) wasn’t married, then how did she have a baby?

She told be I’d better ask my parents about that.

robboehm on August 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

The address is 72 Indian Head Road.

This was one of many theatres that were incoroporated into strip shopping centers built in the 1960s. It seems larger than some since it has now been split into two retail spaces, a 99 cent store and Chinese take out. I would guess capacity between 300 and 400.

Since the shopping center is set well back from the road, one familiar with theatre construction can readily identify the space as being at the lefthand most corner. Then, when you are at the space there is the obvious “stepped” left exterior wall which was the norm in those days. The ceilings of both retail spaces are at the lobby height altho, from the exterior, it is apparent that the auditorium was fairly tall.

As an independent it was probably part of the AIT (Associated Independent Theatres) group.