Meadowbrook Theatre

2549 Hempstead Turnpike,
East Meadow, NY 11554

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Meadowbrook Theatre, East Meadow, NY

The Meadowbrook Theatre was once a sizeable single screen cinema with a balcony, which was opened in 1949. On December 16, 1977 three additional screens were built at the rear, making it a quad.

Some time later, the original screen was split down the middle and the balcony was sealed off, due to licencing requirements. In June 1990, the largest of the additional screens was also split in two, making it a 6-screen operation.

The theatre has been demolished and a bank constructed on the site.

Contributed by SteveSmith

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LMNJACK
LMNJACK on December 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

Ah the old “UA”, a lot of great memories, I remember seeing Return of the Jedi there in 83'. Still live in the area and think of the theater everytime I drive past the bank that sits there now.

Stevenle
Stevenle on October 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I had a bad trip at the Meadowbrook in 82. I took 2 hits of purple microdot mescaline with my girlfriend. Thank God she didn’t have a bad trip as well and was able to talk me down for 3 hours lol..

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Stevenle… Back around that same period, I sometimes gobbled those microdots, 5 and 6 at a time. I watched the Earth split open and melt on several occasions. But, gotta say, I enjoyed the ride – and emerged from the smoking ashes, unscathed. Thankfully, particulary for those dearest to me, I haven’t travelled down that rabbit hole in a couple of decades, now.

crystalmarie470
crystalmarie470 on January 16, 2014 at 12:49 am

I just came across this page. I worked there when Yvette was supervisor. Also Neil was manager. Oh the fun times when he was there. I loved this job. Working the midnight rocky horror shows. I still say this was the best job ever. I say that cause it was always fun. I worked concession mostly. I had some really good friends id like to find. Thats kinda how I came across this. Tall blonde John. And Rich i think his last name was dorfman. Id love to be in touch with yvette. Kept in touch for a while. She used to also work as an extra in commericial or even movies n wonder if she continued. I. Worked there when i was 17.. 1987- not sure when I left. I saw the one pic on here of yvette. Katie etc. The one pic that has two people in it kinda looks like me. I think Rob posted those pictures. Does anyone keep.in touch with anyone from 87 on till yvette left. Please contact me. Id love to get in touch with my fellow co workers we had so much fun. Never seemed like work to me. :)

crystalmarie470
crystalmarie470 on January 16, 2014 at 12:52 am

Oh i forgot i think his name was Greg…omg. he loved the Rocky Horror shows, heloved this job too. please Greg get in touch. Crystal :))

MikeyG
MikeyG on January 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

If anyone is interested, I set up a LI Rocky Horror FB page a while back… Please feel free to join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/71259870534/

robboehm
robboehm on May 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Uploaded a photo from the early days. A portion of the original marquee with the “Me” just showing.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

August 1964 image added credit Newsday by Curran.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 30, 2019 at 9:49 pm

Uploaded a grand opening ad as six screens, Screens 5 and 6 open in June 1990

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 1, 2019 at 12:06 pm

ALSO UPDATE, it became a quad on December 16, 1977, month after the Loews Nassau Mall Quad (now known as AMC Levittown) open.

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