Freeport Theatre

25 E. Sunrise Highway,
Freeport, NY 11520

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Freeport Theatre

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Opened in November 1922, the Freeport Theatre was on Sunrise Highway near the Century’s Grove Theatre. The theater has been demolished.

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robboehm
robboehm on November 19, 2011 at 6:10 am

The Fantasy and the Freeport always had the premiere bookings. The Grove and Queens were right up there, too.

rivoli157
rivoli157 on November 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

A December 1969 booking, Russ Meyers “Vixen” rated X

rivoli157
rivoli157 on November 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

Some early 70s bookings, though the choices were large mainstream films, some it appears were move overs from Merrick. But the theatre was still solid, as the Village of Freeports problems had not fully come to light just yet.

Nov 1970- “2001: A Space Odyssey” Jan 1971-“MAS*H” Feb 1971-“Joe” April 1971-“Tora! Tora! Tora!”

rivoli157
rivoli157 on November 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

June 1971 saw a booking of “Escape From the Planet of the Apes”.

Then in October 1971 20th hauled out “MAS*H” again as the lower half on a double bill with “The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker”

rivoli157
rivoli157 on July 28, 2012 at 6:33 am

Some bookings of the 1960s and 1970s:

8/63-BYE, BYE BIRDIE
8/65-WHATS NEW PUSSYCAT?
8/69-MONTEREY POP
4/70-THE REIVERS
4/70-FUNNY GIRL
4/71-TORA! TORA! TORA!
4/71-CELEBRATION AT BIG SUR

rivoli157
rivoli157 on August 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

The Freeport Theatre closed on September 15, 1972. Its last presentation was a double bill:

THE PUBLIC EYE/ MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

robboehm
robboehm on November 15, 2013 at 6:50 am

It’s a shame you can’t really see the marquee on the announcement photo. It’s also interesting to see the original street names. One always thinks of Sunrise Highway. So many of the streets in Queens went numeric but theatres built on them retain the old names, e.g. Willard and Polk.

robboehm
robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Added photo of theater just after it closed.

robboehm
robboehm on March 27, 2015 at 9:11 am

Added a photo of the Freeport being demolished.

robboehm
robboehm on April 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm

To offset the photo of the Freeport being demolished I’ve uploaded one during the construction phase.

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