UA Lynbrook 6

321 Merrick Road,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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UA Lynbrook 6

The last of the Calderone Theatres in Nassau County to remain in operation as a movie theater, the Lynbrook Theatre had lost all of its old charm. The 1,500-seat Lynbrook Theatre was opened prior to 1926 and was operated by the Calderone Theatre Corp. By 1931 it was operated by Fox Theatres. It was operated by Century Theaters in the 1940’s and 1950’s. In the early-1960’s it was known as the New Lynbrook Theatre when it was operated by Skouras Theatres. On November 18, 1977 it was converted into a 4-screen theatre and on April 13, 1990 it became a 6-screen theatre.

It fell into disrepair as it went neglected by the UA chain, but was taken over by Regal Cinemas in around 2002. It was closed in January 2016 and demolished in June 2016.

The Regal Lynbrook 13 and RPX was built on the site.

Contributed by SteveSmith

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Construction well under way, two photos posted…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 7, 2017 at 6:20 am

New construction photo posted.

robboehm
robboehm on August 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm

According to the Regal website the Lynbrook 13 and RPX will open in 2018. Originally the opening was to be this year.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm

The signage is coming along. The backlighting on the sort of upside down “L” shaped sign at the corner of Merrick and Hempstead was abnormally bright before they affixed the lettering and logo! Also, I know I’ve been remiss in not uploading demolition pics of the old UA building I took a couple of years back, but I went on a European vacation shortly thereafter and then moved (still in Lynbrook, only about 6 blocks away) and haven’t yet been able to set up my office space and computer so I can easily go through and edit the pics! I’ll get there, robboehm!

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm

To see photos of the new UA Lynbrook visith http://bdg.net/projects/regal-lynbrook/

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Not much left of the old theater lol.

(Just kidding)

robboehm
robboehm on April 27, 2018 at 10:41 am

Mike, they totally leveled the old building. It would have been nice if they had incorporated the facade into the new as they did with a couple of reconstructed Broadway theaters. For whatever reasons the new is still under construction way past the Fall 2017 and March 2018 target dates, although they now have hiring ads.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Please update the description, the Lynbrook became a quad on November 18, 1977. Both the downstairs and upstairs was split in half. On April 13, 1990 it open as 6 screens. Theatre 5 was the old stage, with a hallway was created to the left of theatre 1 and theatre 6 took over a store in the front.

Lynbrook final capacity before it was closed and rebuilt was Theatre 1 312 dts/DS (It got Dolby Stereo in 1980) Theatre 2 415 dot dts digital sound and Ultra Stereo in the around 2000 when FOX required all theaters showing Star Wars in digital sound. Theatre 3 240 MONO Theatre 4 225 MONO Theatre 5 202 Kintex Stereo Theatre 6 120 Kintex Stereo Theatre 2,4,5 and 6 had RealD 3D

Theatre 1 lost about 100 seats to create the hallway to theatre 5. Each of the downstairs screens lost a few seats due to creating ADA spots for wheelchairs.

robboehm
robboehm on November 1, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Ridethetrain- you come up with some amazing statistics. What is your source?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 1, 2019 at 5:02 pm

research the old Newsday. Was a regular customer of the theatre between 1980 and 2011.

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