Commack Multiplex Cinemas

100 Long Island Expressway,
Commack, NY 11725

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robboehm on December 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

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 5:12 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 4:19 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 3:16 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 7:21 am

Ad from the day uploaded.

robboehm on November 9, 2013 at 7:15 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 5:30 am

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

Bway on October 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

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

Kris4077 on October 18, 2013 at 12:05 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 8:36 pm

Too bad it’s not a Loew’s.

robboehm on May 26, 2013 at 5:27 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 8:42 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 9:22 am

All gone. Only a pile of dirt.

Guadzilla on March 31, 2013 at 10:37 am

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 6:57 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 6:25 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 5:29 am

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

Bway on March 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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

robboehm on March 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

The entire building is now leveled down to the foundation.

robboehm on March 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

More than half the building has now been leveled.

robboehm on March 13, 2013 at 6:35 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 on December 1, 2011 at 6:49 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 on October 31, 2011 at 6:09 am

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

robboehm on October 2, 2011 at 8:06 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 on October 2, 2011 at 4:52 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.