Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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Syosset Theater

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This one-time single screen Skouras Theatres house on Jericho Turnpike was just ¼ mile west of the more impressive Cinema 150.

Originally constructed as a modern single screener in around 1955, it was equipped with Todd-AO. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels. Later taken over by United Artists.

It was triplexed many years back, and finally razed for retail space in the early-1990’s.

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NYer on November 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm

December 16 1983, the beginning of the end for this grand lady. Triplex opening ad in photo section.

Coate on March 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I’m aware “Oklahoma!” was screened here once for the theater’s grand opening in November 1956, but how long did it play when it returned a few weeks later for an actual multi-week (reserved-seat?) booking? Anyone know? NYer?

patryan6019 on March 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Coate…It opened there Dec 9 and ran for 2 weeks, ahead of the area neighborhood break that started on Christmas day. It was not reserved seats.

NYer on March 14, 2015 at 12:35 am

“Oklahoma!” actually opened at The Cove, Bayshore & Patchogue Theaters the day The Syosset opened. As patryan6019 stated, The Syosset wasn’t reserved seats yet but they were the only theater on LI to play it in Todd AO. “Oklahoma!” however did return, on March 2 1962 with reserved seats and was replaced by the exclusive Long Island Premiere of “West Side Story” on April 13 1962.

Coate on March 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Thank you, NYer and Marti, er, I mean, patryan. :–)

robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 am

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

Coate on July 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

What booking followed the spring/summer 1962 roadshow run of “West Side Story”?

NYer on July 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm

“West Side Story” played it’s last performance January 1 1963. The theater was closed until Jan 11th, to do tech for the roadshow limited engagement of “The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm” presented in CINERAMA.

Coate on September 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Can anyone confirm if the Syosset’s Spring 1965 run of “Cheyenne Autumn” played all the way up to the late-June booking of “The Sound of Music,” or was there a booking(s) in between them?

NYer on September 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

“Cheyenne Autumn” 70MM Reserved Seat Roadshow engagement March 10, 1965- “April 12 1965”

“Mediterranean Holiday” 70MM Reserved Seat 70MM engagement April 14, 1965 until June 23rd “Sound Of Music”

“Cheyenne Autumn” ends exclusive at Syosset on Tuesday and opens all over the island the next day with the double feature “Goliath And The Sins Of Babylon” at popular prices.

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