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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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 23, 2014 at 5:16 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 5:55 am

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

Orlando on May 21, 2014 at 8:22 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 10:57 am

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

larry6803 on February 5, 2015 at 8:54 pm

I was a Manager for Century Theatres in the late 70’s and 80’s.Even back then the big money making houses were their pride.This continued when They became part of Cineplex Odeon.Now that AMC took this over all the smaller grossing houses have closed or been remodeled.Some like The Franklin cinema in Franklin Square are still there but with different owners.

robboehm on February 6, 2015 at 5:24 am

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 on February 17, 2015 at 6:25 pm

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

robboehm on February 18, 2015 at 5:56 am

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 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

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

robboehm on April 15, 2016 at 7:19 am

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

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