Century's Plainview

337A South Oyster Bay,
Plainview, NY 11803

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Century's Plainview

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The Plainview, a Century Theater, was opened December 23, 1957, and closed a couple of decades later. It was retrofitted into an office building.

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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 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 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.

NYer on January 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

The Ghost light!


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?

NYer on November 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

“My Fair Lady” open an exclusive Long Island Roadshow engagement on December 22, 1965 and played thru June 14 1966. The next feature was the general released “Stagecoach” starring Ann-Margret & Bing Crosby. Opening day ad For “My Fair Lady” added to pictures.

Coate on December 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Thank you, NYer.

robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Photo of the Plainview in the day uploaded.

robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

Splashy marquee shot for Network uploaded.

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