UA North Babylon Twin

1130 Deer Park Avenue,
North Babylon, NY 11703

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UA North Babylon Twin

Opened as a single screen theatre on August 19, 1959. It was converted to a twin in the late-1970’s/early-1980’s. Free standing marquee leaning out over sidewalk. The theatre was closed and gutted, then reopened as a Pier One Imports showroom. Blockbuster Video took over the location in the early-1990’s and operated for many years. By 2014 it was a medical center.

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wirelessmedia on February 17, 2005 at 5:35 am

I remember seeing Robin Hood there in 1983 with my dad on the day before Easter. I was 8 at the time. Just a very vivid memory.

Orlando on August 16, 2005 at 11:07 am

The heading of this theatre should read “retail use” as the building was NEVER demolished.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 17, 2005 at 12:56 am

How ironic that Blockbuster Video, which helped kills theatres, took over this space. It did the same thing in Westerly, RI.

BobT on August 17, 2005 at 1:40 am

Could never bring myself to visit after the twinning but I had many an afternoon in those comfortable seats. Saw some really obscure second features here. I saw “Willard” & “Night Of The Living Dead” where the whole audience was under their seats. “Skullduggery” a never seen again Burt Reynolds flick with Elvis and Mary Tyler Moore as a nun in “Change Of Habit”. Joan Crawford in “Trog” with “Taste The Blood Of Dracula”, “Across 110th Street” with “Hickey & Boggs” starring Bill Cosby. How about a 007 triple feature, “Thunderball”, “From Russia With Love” and “You Only Live Twice”, where me and my friends all fell asleep and my father had to come in gets us. The had a great huge pylon Marquee right on the avenue.

MarkieS on September 9, 2007 at 4:51 am

I saw Willard there too! The last film I saw there was Cujo.

thosewerethedays on March 14, 2009 at 6:06 am

I saw the best trible feature there in the late 1960s, “Reptilicus”, “Konga”, “Godzilla vs. the Thing” Wow, those were the days!

robboehm on November 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm

No longer retail. Now a medical facility. See new photo.

NYer on January 17, 2015 at 3:00 am

In doing some research I ran upon a fact that was surprising. This and the Deer Park Theater located just a mile an half away opened only 20 days apart. The Deer Park Theatre opened on July 30,1959 and this, on August 19, 1959. Both in shopping centers on Deer Park Avenue. Obviously a growing time for Suffolk County. Opening ads in photo section.

robboehm on January 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

This was part of the Prudential chain which ruled Suffolk County whereas the Deer Park was under the banner of Associated Independent Theaters, most of which were in Nassau County.

paul baar
paul baar on May 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm

I saw Bobby Kennedy campaigning in 1964 at this shopping center,but that’s another story.I saw “Funny Girl”,“Cabaret”,“Lenny”,and"Rollerball" there.

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