Oceanside Twin

2743 Long Beach Road,
Oceanside, NY 11572

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robboehm
robboehm on July 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Uploaded a photo showing the fire.

ChrisPlatt
ChrisPlatt on June 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

A drug store and supermarket have been built on the former site.

In its last decade (or more) the Oceanside Twin was poorly maintained, in contrast to the very good Malverne Cinema, which shares the same owners.

Lenox
Lenox on April 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Its amazing that there are no movie theaters in Oceanside .

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 11, 2010 at 7:50 am

Someone is actually talking about CUE MARKS,ask an 18 year old projectionist at your local 20 plex about them.Automation sounds great,but i knew a lot of operators that lost jobs in the late 70’s having shown movies since the 30’s in some cases,but that is business,isn’t it.The Human cost,out the door.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 18, 2009 at 7:21 am

It’s a Walgreens. And there’s no sign that there ever was a theater there.

bobby1361
bobby1361 on July 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Sadly a new CVS has gone up in its place. And just east of the old place is a new supermarket. I was able to see one of the last movies ever played there. Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore. I think that was in 04 or 05

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm

this thing lasted 15 years longer than one would have thought..

markp
markp on April 4, 2008 at 7:49 am

Another one bites the dust.

JM3522
JM3522 on February 25, 2008 at 4:10 pm

I passed the site yesterday. The theater has been razed.

JM3522
JM3522 on October 11, 2007 at 5:51 pm

The newspaper article reports that a Wild By Nature supermarket will be built on the vacant lot site and the Walgreens will be built on the theater location.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 4, 2007 at 7:32 pm

On the site where the supermarket burned down or on the site of the theater? Or both?

JM3522
JM3522 on October 4, 2007 at 7:28 pm

The local newspaper reports that Walgreens will be built on the site.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on August 26, 2007 at 9:45 am

Ed,
I actually passed by there yesterday morning. The lot where the supermarket was has been cleand up. The theater itself is still standing. There was not a lot of structural damage done to the theater itself. Most of the theater damage was done when the firefighters pulled the walls down inside theater #1.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 25, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Has the theater been razed yet? I recently moved to Lynbrook and I’m not all that far from the site. I remember passing last year on my way to Long Beach and seeing it still standing.

This view from local.live.com shows the theater still standing next to the rubble strewn lots where the adjacent stores had burned down.

Interestingly, this local.live view to the south (which can’t be seen in close-up for some reason) is a much older view showing the adjacent structures still very much intact.

abcdefg
abcdefg on June 11, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Its a shame. Not like places like this were ever fantastic to go to but if you had a couple bucks and nothing better to do at least they gave you someplace to go for a few hours.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on June 10, 2007 at 10:10 am

I dont think there are any 2nd run discount houses left on longisland……….

abcdefg
abcdefg on June 10, 2007 at 8:16 am

It was a horrible place, but its still sad to see it go. Are there ANY discount houses left on long island now?

ssj335
ssj335 on October 3, 2006 at 4:43 pm

It looks like it’s going to be knocked down very soon and built over. Maybe one of these Long Island Theatres can re-open before it’s too late. I’ve been toying with the prospect myself but do not know enough about theatre management, costs and all that jazz.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on January 5, 2006 at 5:41 am

I really didn’t want to say anything else about this theater, but unfortunately I do have to agree with CConnolly. It’s a miracle that this place had stayed open for so long. It would have done better if some money was put into it. Okay, alot of money. I worked here as a projectionist in the 90’s. Everything in the booth was held together with tape. Some people just don’t understand that you have to spend money to make money. With the 2 decent sized screens, the presentation could have been a lot better. I think it’s just sad that we are losing another theater, no matter how horrible it was.

chconnol
chconnol on January 5, 2006 at 4:40 am

Sorry if I come across overly harsh on this place. Everyone of a certain age has their neighborhood theaters that they absolutely loved or hated. I grew up in Baldwin and was an avid movie goer since my folks came of age in Manhattan during the movie’s golden ages (the 30s & 40s). They instilled in me a love of the movies that I still carry to this day (not for todays fare, though).

But I digress. Growing up we avoided the Oceanside like the plague. Back in the 70s the place was a joke. So badly maintained. We had the Century’s Baldwin, The Fantasy in Rockville Center and my favorite, the Green Acres. All were absolutely immaculately maintained. No sticky floors, great presentation, etc. Oceanside? I have no idea how this place managed to last as long as it did.

Oceanside is a great town, better now than when I grew up in the area. The neighborhood deserves a great theater. 10 or 15 years ago, I guarantee that another movie theater would spring up in it’s place. The audience is there. But I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Again, sorry if I seem to harsh.

RobertR
RobertR on January 4, 2006 at 4:53 pm

I feel bad for any theatre that closes. I’m sure plenty of people considered the Oceanside their neighborhood theatre and miss it.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 4, 2006 at 4:03 pm

CConnolly, you really have a bug up you ass about this place.

chconnol
chconnol on January 4, 2006 at 1:07 pm

I know this site is meant to mourn the passing of movie theaters but in this case, I can hardly feel sad about losing the Oceanside. It was an insult to movie going. The owners always kept the theater trashy as hell. It was horrible going there. The only reason why it ever stayed open is that the neighborhood is very nice and it deserved a better theater.

gerryrules73
gerryrules73 on December 18, 2005 at 2:38 pm

Please update the listing to show that the theatre is closed. It may not reopen.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on December 10, 2005 at 3:52 am

There was no fire damage to the theater itself. There was very heavy smoke and water damage. Most of the damage came from the firefighters ripping open the ceilings and walls. I understand that they have to do this, but the extent to which they did made no sense. It is highly unlikely that the theater will ever re-open. To repair all the damage would not be cost effective.