Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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Syosset Theater Grand Opening

Viewing: Photo | Street View

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.

Contributed by SteveSmith

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optimist008
optimist008 on September 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

BarryM,,

All old issues of Boxoffice are posted on their website, Boxoofice.com, look for “The Vault” section to find them.

NYer
NYer on September 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

You can see ads for both, last week for “Funny Girl” and opening ad for “Paint Your Wagon” here on page 17 of The Long Islander, a weekly paper based in Huntington. This site has many archived LI papers.

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NYer
NYer on November 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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

Coate
Coate on March 13, 2015 at 7:00 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
patryan6019 on March 13, 2015 at 7:41 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
NYer on March 14, 2015 at 3:35 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
Coate on March 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

Coate
Coate on July 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

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

NYer
NYer on July 14, 2016 at 8:29 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.

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