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 UA 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 built for the Skouras chain and was equipped with Todd-AO. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels.

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

Contributed by SteveSmith

Recent comments (view all 135 comments)

BarryM on May 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Tinseltoes, I love these Boxoffice magazines that you’ve posted. Do you know of any place that sells old copies?

Coate on September 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Does anyone from the NYC/Long Island region have access to Newsday (or other Long Island newspaper) on microfilm? I’m seeking confirmation of the closing date of the roadshow run of “Funny Girl” at the Syosset Theater. Did “Funny Girl” play right up to the Jan 28th, 1970 opening of “Paint Your Wagon”?

optimist008 on September 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm


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

NYer on September 25, 2013 at 10:48 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.

NYer on November 13, 2014 at 8:28 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 11:00 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 11:41 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 7:35 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 10:31 pm

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

robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

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