Century's Plainview Theatre

337A South Oyster Bay,
Plainview, NY 11803

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Century's Plainview Theatre

The Plainview Theatre, a Century Theater, was opened with a private preview on December 26, 1957. It opened to the public on December 27, 1967 with Jerry Lewis in “The Sad Sack” & Dana Andrews in “Zero Hour”. It was closed in 1982. It was retrofitted into an office building.

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robboehm
robboehm on December 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

No Century Theatre ever played Cinerama.

RSB
RSB on December 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

I remember seeing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” at this theater, and that scared the hell outta me. Now my dentist is located in this building and THAT scares the hell outta me. (What year did the theater close?)

robboehm
robboehm on January 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

The Plainview didn’t have a balcony but a stadium rear section. The office complex is quite nice. There are actually three levels off a central atrium.

Tom Crawford
Tom Crawford on January 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I worked there in 1968.. Assigned to balcony. “Gone With the Wind” Played there for at least a month. Mr Scolnick was the manager. Every night at closing we stood a tall lamp at front center stage. I remember the theater was huge with plush carpeting.
My name is Tom Crawford.

robboehm
robboehm on January 10, 2014 at 6:43 am

Tall lamp on the stage. How Broadway theatrical. Mr. Scolnick must have had a legitimate theater background.

Coate
Coate on November 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

What booking followed the roadshow of “My Fair Lady”? Was “My Fair Lady” the longest-running engagement at this theater?

Coate
Coate on December 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Thank you, NYer.

robboehm
robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Photo of the Plainview in the day uploaded.

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

Splashy marquee shot for Network uploaded.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm

NY Daily News listings ended in 1982.

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