Amityville Theatre

217 Broadway,
Amityville, NY 11701

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atmos
atmos on May 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

This was not a new theatre.Alterations and additions were done to this theatre over a period of ten weeks by John and Drew Eberson.

robboehm
robboehm on April 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm

According to the Historical Society these were Tuesday only; no mention of taxes.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

Generally speaking, I think that passes usually meant free admission, subject only to taxes, if any existed. Most passes carried a “Not Good Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays” at the bottom, which a manager could nullify by crossing it out with a pen and signing with his (or her) initials.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

Owned:

1935-1945 Prudential Theatres

1950-1960 Associated Prudential Theaters, Inc.

More info and photos always welcome.

robboehm
robboehm on April 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

If you go to the Amityville Historical Society web site the center photo of the home page is Broadway (aka 110) looking north. Way in the background to the right you can barely discern the semicircular marquee of the theatre.

robboehm
robboehm on April 16, 2011 at 4:16 am

It is not clear whether the original building was expanded or a new structure built. But as a result, the Star Barber Shop which had been adjacent to the theatre (remember the first Amityville theatre started life as the Star) had to relocate. The theatre was not first run but about two weeks after a feature was shown at the flagship Bay Shore Theatre.

An interesting concept was when reduced admission passes were given to local merchants to distribute to their favorite customers. Tuesday was pass night, and very popular. Other incentives tried were dish night and offering money prizes for playing lotto.