Lindenhurst Theatre

20 E. Montauk Highway,
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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robboehm
robboehm on May 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

The exterior walls and signage are all up. Just need to complete a bit of the facade, the parking lot and the interior. I would think CVS will open by July 4th.

Orlando
Orlando on February 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

The Lindenhurst Theatre has been demolished, the last part the building went down on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Interior demolition began three weeks ago and the well built building took slightly longer than the expected one week I was told it would take. The demolition foreman told me that he had never demolished a building in such good condition. By the way a CVS will replace the theatre and the 3 parcels of land. The CVS will run from Wellwood Avenue to Washington Avenue. Lindenhurst can now boast they have the “biggest” CVS drugstore on Long Island. P.S. The cost of the 4 properties cost CVS 6 million dollars. The CVS in the village will close once construction is completed. I filmed and photographed as the walls came down daily and would like to post them but I don’t have a private computer at home. Farewell to the LINDENHURST Theatre 12-25-48 to 2-1-14.

robboehm
robboehm on December 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Ground was broken for this theater on March 8, 1948.
The cost was $ 250,000.

robboehm
robboehm on December 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Despite all the discussion on the CVS project both the theater and the adjacent buildings are still standing. There is also no indication of CVS locating here.

robboehm
robboehm on November 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Seems like an odd location for a CVS, well past the heart of town. There is already a big CVS just north of the main shopping area. Reality is the property isn’t all that large for the store and the parking they usually have associated with their properties.

wally 75
wally 75 on August 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Anyone have contacts Town of Babylon or Village of Lindenhurst?

robboehm
robboehm on August 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Well if the theater was sold and it’s going to be a CVS that is not apparent. All the real estate signs are still up and there is no CVS sign. Certainly if it were a done deed three months would be sufficient to at least change the signage.

wally 75
wally 75 on May 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Thought the town didn’t want them….

FormerFlixGuy
FormerFlixGuy on May 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Theatre building and adjacent property were just sold for over $6 Million. It will be a CVS.

wally 75
wally 75 on December 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

PS: IF YOU CHECK THE PHOTOS I TOOK AND ED POSTED ON APRIL 9TH THE SIGN THE LEASED SIGN WAS THERE…

wally 75
wally 75 on December 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

IF YOU WANT TO ASK AGAIN CALL THE AGENT IN JULY 2ND. THE LEASED SIGN HAS BEEN THERE THAT LONG…CVS THOUGHT THEY HAD IT BUT LOST IT…TOWN DIDN’T WANT IT…

robboehm
robboehm on December 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Although the space is still empty there is a sign indicating “Leased” without identifying the new occupent.

wally 75
wally 75 on July 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

I talked to the agent for the theatre, John at 631 982 2100, He said “CVS deal dead in the water for now”… If anyone knows anyone from Clearview, UA or private owners, give them the number above…

wally 75
wally 75 on June 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

CVS wants that corner again…town sez they don’t like plans for the drive through…..

atmos
atmos on June 27, 2011 at 4:25 am

This theatre is also listed at the Wolfsonian as an Eberson design with a date of 1947.Perhaps Sornik was an associate.

wally 75
wally 75 on April 24, 2011 at 12:36 am

WENT BY FRI 4/22……FOR LEASE SIGNS STILL THERE…OH YEAH, THE BOAT IS NOW OFF THE ROOF..

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

Hey Wally75! Been gone from these parts a while, but I’m getting back into the swing of things. My old work email is no longer active (which is what you had), but please click on my profile name below and you will find my email address. If you’d like to send me those pics, I’ll gladly put them up in my photobucket account and post them here.

wally 75
wally 75 on April 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I went by today….boat still on roof with we moved signs..also a sign said [available] 631 928 2100….yet on the other side same sign but had a [leased] over it…i will call today…i took pictures
will pick up today… would like to post if someone tells me how..
Mean time…where the screen would be is a large roll up door..
West side has big show case windows [ that could be bricked up]
Loge is still there..only thing missing, ticket both and snack bar..
oh yeah seats…

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on March 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

What is happending to the property now? I heard that the building can be restored back to a theatre. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

wally 75
wally 75 on December 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Went by it today 12/3 all boats are gone with a we moved sign..
but did still has a boat on roof..

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on October 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I was a kid and went to see Funny Face the Astaire/Hepburn musical. As an adult now I appreciate the old film but back then as a kid I hated it. When the musical number “I Like Pink” came on I had enough and asked for my money back. The lady in the ticket booth was a very old and grouchy woman. “No! No refunds!” Then she pointed her finger at me “Ain’t you the one we threw out last week?” I was. I ran out of there fast and didn’t go back for months after.

robboehm
robboehm on February 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Re a 2005 posting the old theatre, the Wellwood, was actually in town. It is in the directory. It was destroyed by fire. A year or two before the Lindenhurst closed, they, too, had a fire but the cause of their demise is the one plaguing all single screen theatres and, lately some of the multiplexes.

I’m glad there’s a visual of the theatre. It looked small from the outside but was surprisingly large inside. I remember a plaque over the refreshment stand which stated it had won some sort of designing award.

antben14
antben14 on June 30, 2008 at 10:57 am

Not living in Lindenhurst, I went there once and only once in the summer of 2000 and saw “Frequency”. I figured the place was on it’s way out cuz the staff was unorganized and I was able to walk in without a ticket.

BobT
BobT on March 4, 2007 at 2:19 am

I was the manager for the summer of ‘82. This was my first full time managing job. At the time it was a discount house. It was never a beauty, I saw b-film double features as a kid there, but it was always safe and clean. I gotta tell ya, the sense of community was amazing. Every Friday and Saturday there were lines around the corner on warm summer nights. As one employee would tell me the thing to do would be see a movie and then go to Friendly’s Restaurant, further up the street in town.

My first night was a Friday with two shows shows of a drama called “Making Love”, one of the first gay love stories and there comes a scene where the two lead actors kiss. Well, half the audience got up and left. No words, no requests for refunds, just up and left. It happened every single show where it became a joke, where we would just open the front glass doors right before the scene so exiting would be smoother. The only film I ever opened the balcony for was “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” which had been playing for months and months first run. The whole atmosphere of going to the movies on LI has changed with the gradual extinction of the neighborhood theater.

The theater was captured on film in Lindenhurst’s own Hal Hartley’s “The Unbelievable Truth” starring Robert Burke, who went on to play RoboCop, a very young Edie Falco and Adrienne Shelley, who tragically made headlines this year for being murdered.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100842/