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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robboehm
robboehm on January 18, 2012 at 9:09 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 10, 2014 at 12:34 am

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 9:43 am

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

NYer
NYer on January 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

The Ghost light!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_light_(theatre)

Coate
Coate on November 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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

NYer
NYer on November 24, 2014 at 6:59 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
Coate on December 3, 2014 at 2:48 am

Thank you, NYer.

robboehm
robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Photo of the Plainview in the day uploaded.

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

Splashy marquee shot for Network uploaded.

NYer
NYer on March 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

The Plainview got a nice share of Long Island exclusive engagements. In photo section is the opening day ad for “Network” along with robboehm’s very cool marquee panel.

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