Commack Multiplex Cinemas

100 Long Island Expressway,
Commack, NY 11725

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robboehm
robboehm on November 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

Lowes not Loews. Really shaping up but probably won’t be open until after the first of the year.

BrkMltCin86
BrkMltCin86 on November 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

So they are building a bigger and better theater in it’s place?

Bway
Bway on October 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The new Lowes on the site is pretty far along already.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on October 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I find it really interesting when a 15 screen multiplex is bulldozed, most newer multiplexes aren’t much more than 15 screens. What would make it more interesting is if they bulldozed it to build a single screen D-I.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Too bad it’s not a Loew’s.

robboehm
robboehm on May 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm

See my April 7th comment. The last of it bit the dust that day. Now the phoenix (Lowes) is rising from the ashes.

moviegoer
moviegoer on May 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

In re: the summary on the main page, it was demolished in 2013, not 2012. It was only demolished within the last 3 months.

robboehm
robboehm on April 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm

All gone. Only a pile of dirt.

Guadzilla
Guadzilla on March 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I went here a lot in the 90’s. It was the only multiplex in the area for many years. I think the Farmingdale multiplex at the old Grumman site and then the multiplex at the Deer Park Tanger outlets killed it.

robboehm
robboehm on March 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

That’s the way it is. New theater in (Deer Park), old out. This one killed the Commack Twin and the Mayfair. Did have a longer life than the NA Brookhaven which only lasted eighteen years.

fred1
fred1 on March 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

And to think NA was thinking of refurbished this theater to the upscale Cinema De Lux it but never happen

robboehm
robboehm on March 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

And the pylon which has the sign about the construction company. Interestingly neither were vandalized.

Bway
Bway on March 28, 2013 at 12:15 am

Interestingly, all what remains is the candelabra style lighting in front of the foundation of the former theater.

robboehm
robboehm on March 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

The entire building is now leveled down to the foundation.

robboehm
robboehm on March 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

More than half the building has now been leveled.

robboehm
robboehm on March 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Work has finally begun on the Lowe’s Home Store. To this end a portion of the building which housed the western most auditoriums has been leveled. It almost appears that the rest of the building will be retrofitted. Time will tell.

robboehm
robboehm on December 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

It took a couple of weeks but they finished boarding up the entrance. Then they painted it grey. I wonder why grey, it is a white building. When they closed the Brookhaven Multiplex and boarded up the entrance they painted it white. Somehow the white, albeit boarded up, looked better.

robboehm
robboehm on October 31, 2011 at 9:09 am

They’re starting to board up the front of the theatre.

robboehm
robboehm on October 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I was only here once for the Silver Screen classic after I moved east and Farmingdale was too much of a haul. The theatre was obviously outdated since it was obvious that they had just added onto the building from the original core. The auditorium was narrow and uninviting. The free goodies which come with a classic presentation were not up to the standards, or quantity, available at Farmingdale.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on October 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Only saw 5 pictures here, usualy went the day after Thanksgiving though I saw 3 pics in 2005. Films seen there include Extreme Ops (first in 2002, The Ice Harvest, The Ringer, Syriana and last but not least 4 years ago Mr. Magorium’s Magical Emporium. Sad a 15 plex yet.

robboehm
robboehm on September 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Tonight parking lot was empty. Pylon was empty and dark. Facade of the theatre was lit like it was business as usual.

Bway
Bway on September 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Hahaha, I don’t remember that, but at least I’m consistent!

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Lol Bway. You made the same joke in your post on May 27, 2010.

Note to CT Admin: You can update the overview blurb from “mid-1980s” to “October 28, 1983.” That’s when it opened.

Bway
Bway on September 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for the link to the article. Ironic that the Commack Cinemas closed after being sold to “Lowe’s”…. Now if this had been a Loews theater, imagine the play on spellings and words that could have been….

Bway
Bway on September 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Wow, you know you are getting older when things you remember brand new and opening up 20 or 30 years ago are now closing…..