Whitman Theatre

160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Whitman Theatre

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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.

Contributed by SteveSmith

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robboehm
robboehm on February 6, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Of the former Century circuit few of the original buildings remain as theaters, if, at all. As larry indicated, the Franklin. Also the Fantasy and Lynbrook (which was a leased property and due to be demolished for a newer theater) and the Meadows. The Shore location now houses the new Shore.

Bloop
Bloop on February 18, 2015 at 2:25 am

I think the pylon is now gone! (Feb. 20015)

robboehm
robboehm on February 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

I’ll have to check that out when I’m in the area tonight. It was still around at Christmastime.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 15, 2016 at 2:32 am

I passed here yesterday and was sad to see the sign was finally gone

robboehm
robboehm on April 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Amazing. Theater closed in 2002. And the sign was never vandalized.

robboehm
robboehm on May 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

I never actually attended a performance there but, just by chance happened to see the interior. I was eating dinner at a restaurant across from the mall and noted that a movie I wished to see was on the big sign board. When I went over I found out that the movie playing was not the one on the sign. The manager explained to me that this was the last day of operation. They hadn’t even bothered to change the signage. By that time the concession stand had also been disassembled. Talk about running a place into the ground.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2016 at 3:27 am

Saw my first James Bond movie here — Live and Let Die — and have been a lifelong fan ever since. My sweetheart and I (ah, young love) took the HART bus from Northport, and I had no idea what to expect. In a word, wow! I remember the theater was big and square, with no balcony, but I did return here many times in the ensuing years.

robboehm
robboehm on May 26, 2016 at 3:55 am

Mike, in my opinion the theater was long, not square.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2016 at 4:04 am

It did seem wide…

robboehm
robboehm on May 26, 2016 at 4:19 am

It wasn’t narrow but it was quite long. I remember standing in the back talking to the manager.

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