Sayville Theatre

Railroad Avenue,
Sayville, NY 11782

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robboehm
robboehm on April 6, 2013 at 6:32 am

The theater, which was located adjacent to and north of the current theater, was demolished almost immediately after the opening of the new one on April 29, 1951. Scroll the image above(which is actually south of the current theater)to see current use of the site.

robboehm
robboehm on March 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Funny story in the Brooklyn Gazette of March 15, 1922. The theater sent out announcements of the coming films. It was the job of the cashier to address them. A number were to go to Bohemia, an adjacent village. The cashier did not indicate Long Island or New York and they were sent overseas. When returned there was a charge of 2 cents per flyer.

Don’t know how common a practice this was but in later years both Century and Prudential had weekly Guides. Century had three, Brooklyn, Northern Queens and Queens – Long Island. Prudential had Nassau-Western Suffolk and Eastern Suffolk.

robboehm
robboehm on March 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

Added to the Prudential Circuit in 1930/

robboehm
robboehm on March 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

An article in the Suffolk County News in 1927 indicated The Sayvile Theater was being remodeled and would have a seating capacity of 700. There are also references to complete rebuilding in 1935.

robboehm
robboehm on July 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

For information purposes the Unique and the (Star) Palace were in Patchogue.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2008 at 12:26 pm

There were two Novelty theaters. The first Novelty Theatre was destroyed by a fire in August of 1918. A fire started in a laundry building adjoining the Novelty Theatre to the south. Both the theater and airdome were destroyed. In September of 1918 Henry Kost already had plans drawn for a new moving picture theatre, similar in size but with many improvements over the old building. I don’t know how long it took to rebuild, but the next time that I find the Novelty advertised is April 18, 1919. A moving picture benefit for the Sayville Girl Scouts was held that evening. Admission was 25 cents.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 13, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Operating in 1922.

Suffolk County News November 17, 1922

“Grandma’s Boy” with Harold Lloyd, the first million dollar five part comedy ever made, will be shown at the Unique and Palace, Monday and Tuesday and at the Novelty Sayville, Wednesday, November 22.