Port Washington Cinemas

116 Main Street,
Port Washington, NY 11050

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The Beacon Theatre opened in 1927, and was once a large, venerable single screener. In the early-1970’s it was one of the first local theaters to be triplexed, with the balcony becoming one theater and two downstairs.

It was later converted into a quad (with two upstairs), then a five-plex (with the old stage being turned into a theater), and finally a seven-plex, with the addition of two alleged "theaters" that hold around forty people over six rows of beat up seats. Operated by Clearview Cinemas in recent years, it was taken over in June 2013 by Bow-Tie Cinemas, who took most Clearview locations.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 13, 2009 at 6:58 am

This is another Beacon photo from the same collection: View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 13, 2009 at 8:10 am

rvb….That is the same photo that I posted back in 2007. The library link must have changed.

robboehm
robboehm on March 13, 2009 at 9:16 am

Well, at least we now have the story of the mountain of metal in front of the theatre. Without the explanation it just looks like junk. This is all the trash they cleaned out of the theatre after the late Saturday night show.

robboehm
robboehm on March 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm

And on the subject of changing library links, the one posted by Lost Memory dated 1961 was probably the one showing a new marquee showing the Skouras name being erected which appears on the same site as the two from Warren G. Harris. If you would please do the honors, sir.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 13, 2009 at 8:03 pm

This is a new link for the 1961 photo.

popcornlover11050
popcornlover11050 on September 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

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I know its a different theater but its in the same town and im sure of interest to some.

popcornlover11050
popcornlover11050 on September 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

View link

I know its a different theater but its in the same town and im sure of interest to some.

robboehm
robboehm on March 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

On March 23, 1962 Skouras reopened the Beacon with new decor, seating, screen projection and AC and heating. “All designed to provide the ultimate in motion picture viewing for the discriminating audience!” The opening attraction was “A Majority of One” with Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness. On March 23, 2012 TCM screened the same movie. Serendipity?

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