UA Cinema 150

7550 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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paul baar
paul baar on June 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

When I was in my teens I was in a boys home called Melville house. One of the counselors had been an extra in the movie “The Way We Were”.We made a special trip to the Syosset theater to see it. He played a college student,he said Robert Redford on his breaks would throw the football around with the cast and crew.The movie was good, and they played the Barbara Streisand theme song a lot on the radio.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

The first time I saw Gone With the Wind was here in the late 70s/early 80s, with a wretched 70mm print that cropped the image at the top and bottom and seemed to be terrbily out of focus, even after changing my seat several times and complaining to the manager (who stated that was because of the curved screen!)

I couldn’t believe that this was the number one box office attraction of all time. I was really disappointed, until I saw it again years later in the proper ratio and clarity. Of course it’s magnificent.

Orlando on May 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

This theatre is actually located in Woodbury, just slightly east of Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. By the way the building of the Westbury multiplex had nothing to do in the closing of the Cinema 150. (In 1976-7 when I worked the Syosset, we referred to the theatre as the D-150) The landlord didn’t renew the lease of the Cinema D-150 leading to its' closing. Two one time superior buildings destroyed in the greed of the almighty dollar. Olympus cameras and other businesses were also lost in the lease turmoil. But, I got the enjoyment of working at both of theatres and being a loyal patron of the D-150 until it closed.

JohnPFultonFan on May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I invite all that have worked at The Syosset Cinema 150 to join our group ‘Staff of The Syosset CINEMA 150" on FACEBOOK, it should be a hoot. We can share stories, photos, comments and get together once a year to eat, drink be merry and talk THEATRE.

NYer on November 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

“Hello Dolly” opened the theatre with reserved seats on March 26, 1970 and played through August 19, 1970. “Patton” moved over from The Syosset on August 20 1970 when The Syosset picked up “Woodstock”.

Coate on November 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

It’s been documented that “Hello, Dolly!” was the first movie to play at the UA Cinema 150. What was the second movie to play there?

robboehm on October 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

There was only one UA 150, that is the one on Jericho Turnpike. The gym is there now. Another one was announced for the Gardiner Manor Shopping Center on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore but that was never constructed.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

Never noticed before, but the address at the top has to be wrong. Perhaps it’s already been mentioned here, I haven’t checked all previous comments to be sure, but the 7550 Jericho Turnpike address would appear to be correct, as it maps accurately to the location of this theater, just off the Seaford Oyster Bay exit ramp, eastbound onto Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury.

Not sure where the 111 Jericho Turnpike address originated. It maps to the west of the Syosset Triplex, to a Home Depot, adjacent to Syosset Hospital.

rivest266 on October 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Is this in Woodbury?

longislandmovies on May 3, 2013 at 2:43 am

One of my all time favorite theatres , with the York theatre in Huntington … The best of the best movies played here lots in 70 mm!

stevenstaples on March 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

Of all of the movie theaters on Long Island, this is the one I miss the most. In 1999, my senior year of high school, I was a part of a large group of die-hard “Wars-ies” who camped out for “The Phantom Menace” tickets. I waited in line for 17 hours. The experience was MUCH better than the movie.

The balcony was an added bonus. I saw a bunch of movies here through the years – “Back to the Future Part III,” “Batman Returns,” “Batman Forever,” the Star Wars Special Editions, “Air Force One,” “Contact” —– many others. The last movie I was able to see before this place closed for good was “Mission Impossible 2.”

RobF150 on March 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I worked at the 150 for a few years. We took pride in our job and it was a fun atmosphere we were all friends and being a single theatre once the movie started we had little to do. so of course being 18-19 years old we had a blast and enjoyed our job. I agree with bobt that the seating was 98x seats. I worked the ticket booth for the entire time I was there and we would often have to stop selling tickets when we hit 920 or so because the remainder of the seats would be first few rows and people would often come back when the movie started to get their money back. I would remember all the patrons by face, some by name because they would come for each new movie. For me personally Terminator 2 stands out, the opening future wars scene would literally take people’s breath away. The theatre spoiled you, to this day i cant stand to step foot in these cookie cutter multiplexes.

CConnolly1 on June 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

I have nothing new to add, no insights and I thought I might have posted something on this theater years ago but all I can say is that I’m appalled that this theater was demolished the way it was. Protests likely would have led to nothing but what a loss!

FantasyFeatures on February 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I saw ‘True Lies’ there and it was magnificent!! Sitting in the first row of the second level, and watching the literal curtains open, was a great experience. People need to be wooed back into movie theaters and a price cut should be the way. We’re not refining oil here people…

robboehm on December 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

Last movie to play here was Miss Congeniality. The poster remained in the display box many months after the theatre closed.

Coate on November 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Rivoli157/POMOVIE2: “Hello, Dolly!” opened at the UA Cinema 150 on March 26, 1970.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

POMOVIE2, the Encore’s page may be found here.

POMOVIE2 on November 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Rivoli, the theater opened with Hello, Dolly in 1969.

POMOVIE2 on November 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I can’t seem to find the Encore site.

robboehm on November 20, 2011 at 7:41 am

POMovie2 Maybe you could go to the Encore site and flesh out the info. Was there a sloped floor. A more exact location, etc.

POMOVIE2 on November 20, 2011 at 1:49 am

The Encore Theater? Oh my goodness. What a dump. I think I saw one double feature there of THE THING and CAT PEOPLE.

robboehm on November 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm

They announced another 150 theatre for the Gardiner Manor Shopping Center in Bay Shore. But that never materialized and all the existing Bay Shore theatres- Bay Shore, Regent, Cinema, Bay Shore Sunrise Drive In, Fifth Avenue Drive in, Loew’s South Shore Mall and the Encore closed.

rivoli157 on November 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I believe this is the theatre where I saw the reserved seat, roadshow engagements of “Star!‘ and "Hello, Dolly!”. Both films played here for their initial LI release,while continuing their reserved seat, roadshow engagements in Manhattan

KenMartin on September 29, 2011 at 11:17 am

The UA Syosset Formerly the Cinema 150 was my favorite. I always went for the blockbusters, Independence Day, The re-release of Star Wars and Men in Black. haven’t been to a movie theater since it closed.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

Hi miclup… Just to refresh your memory, that sound process was called “Sensurround.” It was probably most effectively used in the movie “Earthquake,” but it was also employed in the movies “Midway” and “Rollercoaster” and tacked on to the theatrical release of a made-for-TV “Battlestar Galactica” movie. Unfortunately, coming from Queens, I didn’t discover the Cinema 150 until the late 1980’s. Saw “Earthquake” at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan and the other sensurround movies at Century’s Green Acres Theatre in Valley Stream.