UA Lynbrook 6

321 Merrick Road,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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UA Lynbrook 6

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The last of the Calderone Theaters in Nassau County to remain in operation as a movie theater, the Lynbrook Theatre has lost all of its old charm. 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. Over the years, it has been multiplexed into six shoebox theaters.

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.

Contributed by SteveSmith

Recent comments (view all 191 comments)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

There is now a construction fence around the entire building and adjacent parking lot.

fred1
fred1 on April 26, 2016 at 5:20 am

On the Regal theaters website , under grand openings there a total of 5 venues in the NYC metro area . I wonder if all of them will open in the next 2 years

robboehm
robboehm on May 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

I’ve uploaded another photo of the monstrosity which will replace the Lynbrook. It has all the appeal of an LA Fitness.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Well… You can definitely change the status on this to demolished. All that remains standing as of this morning is the stage house structure. You can see the old proscenium opening, which is entirely obstructed by the cinder block wall they constructed for the screen they had added there some years back. I’ll be uploading a few pictures I took with my cell phone over the last week or two, showing a few stages of demolition. I’ll post back when the are all up.

robboehm
robboehm on June 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Uploaded a 1918 postcard image of the Lynbrook. One from the 1920’s as the William Fox Lynbrook was previously on CT.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on June 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

I agree with Ed; it’s history. I was on a bus this afternoon and was dumbfounded at the sight, because I had no idea of the theater’s impending doom. I have vivid memories of seeing “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” there with my best friend, in the fall of 1962, when we were both 12. We lived in Valley Stream; my mother drove us there, and his father picked us up, and now I’m the only one living who remembers that event. Sorry, but I didn’t get any photos. I was unprepared for the sight of the rubble, and by the time I got my phone out, the bus was moving east. Coming home, the bus was too crowded for me to grab any photos.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Walked by today, got a good look at the proscenium and stagehouse through a gap in the fence netting. You can see the arch above the stage area and the cinder blocks they used to create the wall for a new screening room.

Ed, post your pics…!

robboehm
robboehm on June 20, 2016 at 7:58 am

Ed still waiting to see your pix.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

Passed by last night, stage house almost completely demolished since Friday…

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