Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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NYer on October 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

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 on October 15, 2016 at 4:02 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 on September 4, 2016 at 2:33 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 on September 4, 2016 at 6:35 am

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 on July 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

“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 on July 15, 2016 at 6:11 am

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

robboehm on April 26, 2015 at 12:53 am

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

Coate on March 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

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

NYer on March 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

“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 on March 14, 2015 at 10:41 am

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 on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

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?

NYer on November 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

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

NYer on September 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

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.

optimist008 on September 26, 2013 at 7:08 am


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

Coate on September 26, 2013 at 7:03 am

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”?

BarryM on May 11, 2013 at 5:27 am

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

jjebersold on September 1, 2011 at 2:27 am

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

miclup on August 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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.

POMOVIE2 on August 20, 2011 at 4:49 am

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

Bloop on May 3, 2011 at 7:27 am

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”.

Bloop on May 3, 2011 at 7:11 am

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

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Mike Rogers on March 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

LOL SMOKING on Lorelei and or Linda. My Boxoffice girls had the hardest time giving direction to our theatre,And they ALl lived here there whole lives.Loved the Theatre Business.

Durkee on March 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

On second thought, I think it wasn’t Lorelei with the pronunciation issue with Apocalypse. It may have been Linda. Still a funny memory.

Durkee on March 24, 2011 at 1:39 am

I worked Apocalypse Now for many sold out weeks. My memory could be faulty, but I think it was indeed in 70MM and Dolby.

One of the girls in the ticket booth (I think it was Lorelei, but not sure anymore) had trouble pronouncing “Apocalypse” (ockapockalips, etc.) when people called for information, so Lenny Kaplan taught her to pronounce it by pointing to his pocket and his lips. A pocket lips. Close enough.

Cobalt on March 5, 2011 at 4:11 am has a list of theatres that showed APOCALYPSE NOW in 70mm in 1979. This Syosset Theatre is NOT on that list. Does this mean Syosset ran a 35mm, or is the list wrong?