Whitman Theatre

160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Whitman Theatre, Huntington Station, NY

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 May 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Paul, which of my photos did you comment on?

paul baar
paul baar on June 1, 2017 at 4:33 am

Page one photo-3?“Wonderful World of the Brothers Grim”–(non-cinerama), page two,Mountain park cinema(man with a projector?),page three Cheri cinema photo(I’ve never been there.)

MrJohn
MrJohn on December 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

msaudino, I’ve just uploaded pics of the comedy/drama masks you’re referring to. I managed at the Whitman for about a year, close to when they closed it down. I can’t say what happened to the masks, but the way Cineplex handled things, I wouldn’t hold out hope. As to the conversations here about the auditorium being “long” or “wide”, I’d say both. I always felt the place was cavernous. The blue grey sound proofing on the walls made it seem bigger.

msaudino
msaudino on December 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Thanks so much for posting those mask photos. I will share with Pop.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Those masks brought back a rush for me, I felt like I was again at the Whitman, watching my first James Bond movie, Live and Let Die. What a place.

robboehm
robboehm on December 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm

There were also masks at the Glen Oaks and, I think, the Argo. Don’t remember if they were at the York.

Bloop
Bloop on September 5, 2019 at 3:03 pm

THANK YOU to the nice person that posted the photos of the comedy & tragedy masks! This means so much to me. I sat right under the tragedy mask during, “Jaws” late summer 1975 (the Whitman got the movie later on). When we were kids, we used to say “I hope they don’t come loose and fall on us!”. You know what’s funny- I remember them being GIGANTIC and in the photos they merely look “big”. LOL.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Hey Bloop, welcome back. Where the hell you been…?

Bloop
Bloop on September 25, 2019 at 5:44 pm

My iMac died and I lost all my passwords! LOL. By the way THE PYLON IS NOW GONE!When did this happen ?????

Bloop
Bloop on September 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

P.S. I have a sh*t load of vintage movie ads to post on here!

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