Whitman Theatre

160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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robboehm
robboehm on May 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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

Orlando
Orlando on May 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on February 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 24, 2014 at 1:16 am

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

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 25, 2013 at 1:41 am

Nice 2013 the Pylon lives on. !

robboehm
robboehm on September 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Pylon stills survives untouched.

NYer
NYer on May 4, 2013 at 11:38 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.

http://www.live-brary.com/historic-newspapers

robboehm
robboehm on May 4, 2013 at 11:18 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.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

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

robboehm
robboehm on October 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

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
longislandmovies on October 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

The York had the masks also and they had sensurround.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 25, 2012 at 2:32 am

Hey Bloop! Good to see you still posting here. How’s your newletter?

robboehm
robboehm on January 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Not the only Century to have them. Wonder what became of them.

Bloop
Bloop on January 24, 2012 at 3:11 am

I so remember the big iron comedy / tragedy wall sculptures on the inside of the theater. As kids, while waiting for the movie to start, we would ponder “Geez, imagine if they fell off the wall onto the packed house?” Thankfully , no Sensurround movies ever played there.

Bloop
Bloop on January 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

It’s so rare to see old signs ANYWHERE on Long Island these days. Happy it’s still there & funny that it’s not worth vandalizing ?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 19, 2012 at 7:42 am

I always look for it when I drive that part of Route 110.

robboehm
robboehm on January 12, 2012 at 2:39 am

The Mall management probably has forgotten about it. It’s sort of blends in with the background (which probably also has kept down vandalism).

RSB
RSB on January 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Yep…it still lives!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 11, 2012 at 4:04 am

2012 — we nee a pylon update – does it still live??

robboehm
robboehm on November 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

Way back when Bloop mentioned the blue decor in the lobby. The large Century’s sign on the facade of the building was red with the theatre name in blue.

robboehm
robboehm on July 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

The pylon is still there and not, amazingly, vandalized. The only time I was in the theatre was the day it closed. Everything had been removed from the lobby, candy stand,etc. Can’t believe they were that anxious to repurpose it. A handful of people were watching some movie, not the one on the marquee which they had’t even bothered to change in who knows how long.

Bloop
Bloop on May 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

My imagination? very few theaters had benches, seats, places to sit in the lobby; but the Whitman did as I recall ?? I loved the blue (and green mixed in ?) color scheme.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 3, 2011 at 3:58 am

It lives on and on!

Bloop
Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

It’s like the monolith from “2001: a Space Odyssey” !

robboehm
robboehm on March 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I noticed that, too, the other day. What always surprised me about the pylon was that it just said Whitman Theatre. Century was never shy about identifying their properties, particularly on the facades of their later theatres. Perhaps a zoning thing. The simple design may be the reason for it’s survival; it’s innocuous.