Whitman Theatre

160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Whitman Theatre, Huntington Station, NY

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One of the earliest local mall movie theaters, the Whitman Theatre was part of the Century Theaters circuit, which is still visible on the theater’s facade. It was later taken over by Cineplex Odeon, and finally Loews Cineplex.

During the last few years, Loews Cineplex ran it into the ground, using it as a ‘drop screen’ for its nearby 8 screen multiplex.

The Whitman Theatre closed in 2002 and was demolished afterward for more retail/restaurant space.

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robboehm on October 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

And what happened to those masks? A number of the later, smaller shopping center theatres had them. If I remember correctly, the Glen Oaks, York and Whitman for sure. Don’t remember the Morton Village and was never in the Park East or Five Towns.

longislandmovies on May 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

They more I think about it this was one of my least favorite Century theatres as it lack soul ..

robboehm on May 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Century had obviously unloaded a number of theatres because when it reopened the Bellerose sometime in the late 30s or early 40s that was the 37th. Go to the Bellerose site for particulars.

NYer on May 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

August 25 1966 Adam West & Burt Ward star in the feature version of “Batman” with special live appearance of Batman & Robin!

SUFFOLK HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS has years of digital back issues of The Long Islander, a local newspaper with weekly movie ads included.


robboehm on September 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

Pylon stills survives untouched.

longislandmovies on September 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Nice 2013 the Pylon lives on. !

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Mike (saps) on February 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Isn’t this site now partly occupied by Legal Seafood restaurant? One dead, several injured after a carbon monoxide leak in the basement.

longislandmovies on February 24, 2014 at 3:55 am

I thought legal Seafood was in the d Beafstake Charlie’s. ?

Orlando on May 21, 2014 at 5:22 am

The Whitman Theatre was completely demolished for whatever restaurants that are on the site now. The listing should have been changed (about 9 years ago) from “Closed” to “Demolished”. The pylon remains and is about 51 years old. Keep it quiet or else mall property owners might take it down. It’s a rare marker that should remain in it’s out of the way location. The pylon is famous for its “BOMB IRAN” message on Route 110 when someone re-arranged the pylon letters one night. Newsday carried the photo to the chagrin of Century Circuit executives.

robboehm on May 21, 2014 at 7:57 am

Are you sure about that Orlando? I thought some of the original structure was retained.

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