Freeport Theatre

25 E. Sunrise Highway,
Freeport, NY 11520

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Freeport Theatre

Opened in November 1922, the Freeport Theatre was on Sunrise Highway near the Century’s Grove Theatre. The theatre was demolished in March 2015.

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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.

KatieDobbins
KatieDobbins on July 2, 2017 at 11:36 am

My Nana has an old hanging lamp that she says she got from the Freeport Movie Theater when it was being torn down. I am wondering if there is anyone who can verify if this lamp is in fact from this theater. I have a photo that I posted. Thank you for your help.

robboehm
robboehm on July 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Katie, how did Nana happen to get this?

robboehm
robboehm on August 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

Uploaded a 1931 ad showing management under Century.

kong1911
kong1911 on November 11, 2019 at 7:15 am

Drove by yesterday and saw a construction fence all around the empty lot with big construction vehicles inside. No clue as to what will be built there.

robboehm
robboehm on November 11, 2019 at 7:32 am

Well that took a long time from when it was demolished.

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