Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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Syosset Theater Grand Opening

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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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patryan6019 on November 1, 2016 at 2:22 am

NYer…Do you have ads for the Syosset opening, the 4 theatre engagement and perhaps the Skouras ad showing the 70 and 35mm runs together?

NYer on November 2, 2016 at 10:56 am

patryan6019 click on this site’s photo section up in the blue banner and all three ads should be there.

patryan6019 on November 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

NYer…Outstanding. Thank you. Do you know if the 4 closed at the same time or which one ran the longest? (I’m not asking you to do a search for me, only if you already know).

NYer on November 3, 2016 at 6:04 am

The Cove & The Shore changed shows with Aldo Ray in “The Naked And The Dead” on August 27, 1958. The Rialto changed Sept 10, 1958 with Rock Hudson in “Twilight Of The Gods” & “Kathy O”. The Regent, sort of an anti Syosset, a clean functional nondescript neighborhood movie house day and dated with Syosset until Sept 17, 1958 when Gary Cooper in “Man Of The West” came in. All the while Syosset was Roadshow.

Coate on November 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

NYer (and anyone else who might have an interest)…. “Cheyenne Autumn”: The Roadshow Engagements.

patryan6019 on November 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

NYer…Again outstanding. Thank you.

Tom Montalbano
Tom Montalbano on February 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Hey, can I get in this discussion? My name is Tom Montalbano. I am a lifetime Syosset resident (born in 1962) and I have written a couple of books about my hometown.

My current project is a history of commerce in Syosset from the 1800’s forward, so the information I’ve gathered from this forum about the Syosset Theatre has been really helpful. FYI, the former site of the triplex theatre is now the parking lot for a Marshall’s store, a Petco, and a few other businesses. The old UA150 building is now an exercise salon.

Hey, I am also a big Beatles fan and I always wondered if either “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!,” “Yellow Submarine,” or “Let It Be” ever played either theater. If so, I’d love to see the ads.

I noticed a few comments about the former manager at the Syosset Theatre having moved over to the indoor theater they built at the old Westbury Drive-In. On a recent visit to the Westbury, there WAS an elderly woman tearing tickets. Could this be her? She’s still alive? Is this the woman who used to terrify my stepson when he worked there for a short time?

NYer on February 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Hey Tom, doing a fast search, when each of those films listed opened, Syosset and The 150 were presenting either a Roadshow or Exclusive Engagement. Each Beatle film opened through out the Island.

Tom Montalbano
Tom Montalbano on February 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

OK, wow…you’re really into this theatre thing, eh? It’s a pleasure to see people so passionate about anything these days!

My newest book is going to be a giveaway that will probably be sponsored by the Syosset Chamber of Commerce. I am doing it gratis, as I did with my Syosset Fire Department 100th Anniversary book. Who would I need to ask for permission to use some of the Syosset Theatre ads posted here?

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