Commack Multiplex Cinemas

100 Long Island Expressway,
Commack, NY 11725

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September 12, 2011

Commack Cinemas was the second multiplex built on Long Island by National Amusements, and located off the Long Island Expressway. It opened on October 28, 1983 with ten screens. Four screens with 512 seats and the other six with 364 seats. The theatre then added two 226 seat houses, split one of the 512-seaters in half, then added two 250 seaters for the current total of fifteen.

The Commack Multiplex Cinemas was closed on September 25, 2011. It was demolished in early-2013.

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robboehm
robboehm on December 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Please see my comment on the Mayfair site of 6/30/13. Walking around the back of the center one sees common structural elements of a theater. I believe the site is now a Chinese Restaurant.

Coate
Coate on May 21, 2017 at 11:29 pm

(from the overview) “It opened on October 28, 1983 with ten screens. Four screens with 512 seats and the other six with 364 seats. The theatre then added two 226 seat houses, split one of the 512-seaters in half, then added two 250 seaters for the current total of fifteen.”

Does anyone know the years in which the many screen/auditorium additions were made?

markp
markp on May 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Coate, I was a projectionist for NA in NJ at the Amboys Multiplex for 21 years. If they followed the pattern of splits/additions like they did at ours, then it was probably every two years. Ours opened as a 6 in 79. 2 were added in 81. 2 more in 83. 2 more in 85, and 2 were split in 87 to get us to 14.

Coate
Coate on May 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

markp… Thanks, but I desire more precise information. If anything, what interests me is how many screens did the Commack Multiplex have during the summer of 1992?

markp
markp on May 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

Coate, Ive seen many of your posts. I’m sorry I couldn’t provide exact dates. You do a great service to all of us CT readers.

robboehm
robboehm on May 23, 2017 at 2:21 am

Coate perhaps you could access the Movie Timetable in Newsday during that time period to make the determination.

Coate
Coate on May 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Thank you, NYer!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 9, 2018 at 12:27 am

nearly 35 years ago this year this theater opened.

MSC77
MSC77 on July 23, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Can anyone confirm, please, the screen count of the Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Christmas Day 1986 (preferably via newspaper research rather than memory)?

robboehm
robboehm on July 23, 2019 at 7:46 pm

If you could get a hold of the Movie Timetable from Newsday for that date you could probably figure that out. Also, those were the days when theaters advertised so that might be evident in a Newssday ad.

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