Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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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?

NYer
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 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?

patryan6019
patryan6019 on November 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

NYer…Again outstanding. Thank you.

Coate
Coate on November 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

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

NYer
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.

patryan6019
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
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
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
NYer on October 31, 2016 at 4:33 pm

patryan6019 You’re right August 18, 1958. Sorry.

patryan6019
patryan6019 on October 30, 2016 at 1:00 am

NYer…Thanks for the fast response. Are you certain the year is 57. I was not expecting that because it was the 44th week in release and had opened in not quite 50 cities, 9 of which were 35mm — all single city and theatre and strictly reserved seats.

NYer
NYer on October 28, 2016 at 4:04 am

Hi patryan6019 Are you asking which theaters on LI played ATWI80D while The Syosset played it roadshow Todd-AO? If so, according to an ad for the week of August 18, 1957, it played at The Cove in Glen Cove, The Shore in Huntington, The Regent in Bayshore and The Rialto in Patchogue. Does that help?

patryan6019
patryan6019 on October 28, 2016 at 2:00 am

NYer…You know of runs in 35mm during the Syosset engagement (which itself was during the last 12 weeks of the 103 week Rivoli run)? Would it be possible for you to post any of that information here? It would be greatly appreciated.

NYer
NYer on October 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm

The Exclusive Roadshow Presentation in TODD-AO of “Around The World In 80 Days” opened July 16, 1958 and played through October 30, 1958 even while the picture opened and closed at various non TODD-AO theaters around the island. It was replaced with the wide release of “The Bridge On The River Kwai” on October 31 1958.

Coate
Coate on October 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

Thank you, NYer.

May I ask another similar question? Do you (or any other CT members) know which movie followed the Syosset’s 1958 reserved-seat run of “Around the World in 80 Days”?

NYer
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.

Coate
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
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
Coate on July 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 am

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

Coate
Coate on March 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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

NYer
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.

patryan6019
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.

Coate
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?