Unique Theatre

140 South Ocean Avenue,
Patchogue, NY 11772

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The original Unique Theatre was no more than a store front in the turn of the (20th) century Conklin Building. The theatre opened around 1904-05 and presumably, closed in 1913 when the new, dedicated, free standing, Unique Theatre was opened a few doors away.

The space returned to retail use at that time. The building survived until a few years ago when it was levelled and condos built. Interestingly, the condo site also includes land on which the second Unique Theatre (laterly Rialto Theatre) had stood.

Contributed by rvb

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robboehm
robboehm on March 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

A picture of the Unique may be found on page 108 of Hans Henke’s “Patchogue, the Early Years”.

robboehm
robboehm on June 5, 2014 at 4:06 am

It’s interesting that this building survived over a hundred years until it was demolished for the condo project, but it’s successor was subjected to three fires over the years and only rebuilt twice.

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