Commack Multiplex Cinemas

100 Long Island Expressway,
Commack, NY 11725

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moviebuff82 on September 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm

nearly 35 years ago this year this theater opened.

Coate on May 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Thank you, NYer!

NYer on May 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm

I posted the time table for The Times in photos for June 19 & August 28. It appears there are 15 screens. Some titles like Batman are on two screens but appear together and some features share a screen. If you check the first show of the day it comes to 15.

robboehm on May 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm

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

markp on May 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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.

Coate on May 22, 2017 at 1:19 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 on May 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

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 on May 21, 2017 at 6:29 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?

robboehm on December 2, 2016 at 1:00 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.

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 8:12 am

It probably would have been re-purposed for retail like the original Loews Bay Terrace in Queens.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 2, 2016 at 7:19 am

I wonder what was to become of the theater already in that shopping center, i.e., AIT’s Mayfair which apparently lasted until 1984.

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 6:16 am

There was also a Loews Theatre planned for this area that was never built-

Boxoffice Magazine December 1982 New York

Loews Theatres confirmed that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Arlona Company, operators of the Mayfair Shopping Center located on Jericho Turnpike approximately one half mile east of Sunken Meadow Parkway in Commack, Long Island, for the construction of a six-auditorium theatre within the center.

The new theatre will be adjacent to the Gimbels department store and will have a combined seating capacity of approximately 3,000. Extensive additional parking is being added to the already huge parking area.

robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 10:21 am

Ad from the day uploaded.

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 on November 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

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

Bway on October 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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

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 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 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 on April 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm

All gone. Only a pile of dirt.

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 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 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 on March 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

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