Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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Syosset Theater

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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

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Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Last movie I saw there was ‘Delores Claiborne" , early to mid 1990s.

Bloop on May 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

was “Alien” some sort of exclusive to Syosset in 1979? Me and my then high school girlfriend drove there to see it. We lived in East Northport so for the life of me, I cannot think of why we didn’t see it in Commack or Huntington? (the Larkfield theater would NEVER get a new bit hit movie-yet we could walk to our homes from it! LOL) Ditto “Animal House” from the same year. This theater reminded me of the original Shore in Huntington before it was a “1 & 2”.

POMOVIE2 on August 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Hi Bloop Alien played there in a 70mm exclusive engagement. Animal House also opened there exclusively.

miclup on August 30, 2011 at 12:10 am

The Syosset was a great theater with super projection and wonderful site lines. They were THE theater on Long Island for platform releases. Usually in 70MM and amazing sound. My favorite was seeing THE TOWERING INFERNO on opening weekend. Waited in line for hours and then the show was packed. Although the Syosset was not one of the grand old movie palaces, every film felt special in this auditorium.

jjebersold on August 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I found this link written by UA’s Joe Kelly that describes the theater particularly from a technical point of view.

BarryM on May 10, 2013 at 3:27 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 5:03 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 5:08 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 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.

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.

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