Merrick Holiday Twin

1692 Merrick Road,
Merrick, NY 11566

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This strip mall theater was built in the early Sixties as part of the Holiday Shopping Center. It was twinned in the late 1970’s and lasted until around 1988. It played first run films.

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stannc on June 5, 2007 at 1:44 am

This was in the Holiday Park Shopping Center, approximate address 1692 Merrick Road, Merrick, NY.

efriedmann on June 28, 2007 at 6:37 pm

I had cousins living in Merrick when I was a kid. I saw CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND at this theater in 1977 and then again three years later for the 1980 SPECIAL EDITION.

robboehm on February 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

One interesting note on this, the manager was murdered on the premises. It seems he was “entertaining” after hours and ……

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Hey,Johnny BLOCKBUSTER is about gone now.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm

If anyone remembers the exact location of the movie theater within the mall, this seems to be one of the rare cases where the google street view allows you to “enter” the mall’s parking lot. The view is currently set across the street from the mall, looking north.

robboehm on August 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

As I recall it was almost immediately to the left as you entered the parking lot. I don’t believe it was the corner retail property, tho.

rivoli157 on November 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

it was not the corner property,but it was on the left as you entered, way before where the Waldbaums is now. I used to go as a kid , before it was twinned. I recall seeing THEY SHOOT HORSES, DONT THEY? there

robboehm on November 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Before they twinned it they used to have the movie times on the pylon. I was to meet a friend of mine, who was alway late there, so I told him the picture began 20 minutes earlier than the stated time. When he arrived, on time, because of my fib, he exited the car laughing because he saw the time on the pylon. He said, “You know me”.

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