UA Movies at Patchogue 13

600 Sunrise Highway,
Patchogue, NY 11772

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UA Movies at Patchogue 13

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The Patchogue 13 started it’s life as the Patchogue Drive-In on Sunrise Highway. Eventually, the drive-in finally closed, and they built the Patchogue 13 on it’s site in the 1980’s.

There were originally less screens in the multiplex, however, they cut a few theaters in half making it currently 13 screens. For the most part the Patchogue’s screens and theaters are fairly small, but had been fairly well kept.

It was closed and demolished in 2007.

I believe the Patchogue 13 is suffering a bit from the competition of many of the newer and more modern multiplexes now in the area that feature stadium seating, etc, which the Patchogue does not.

UA Movies at Patchogue 13 was closed by Regal Cinemas in 2007. Signage has been removed from the building and it is fenced off.

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Recent comments (view all 234 comments)

lioddities on October 3, 2007 at 9:36 pm

It seems that anything that is even slightly unique, or has any character must be destroyed to put up something dull, boring, and inimaginative.

liny2idie28 on October 6, 2007 at 8:54 pm

My wife and I just moved back home 2 months ago and I heard that Patchogue was closing but everytime I drove by everything looke d fine. Until today when I saw that it was closed. I wont lie this wasnt my theatre of choice but I remember spending quite a bit of time during my high school years. In fact I remember that my first girlfriend lived right through the woods and we used to cut through them to catch a flic. What I really loved about that theatre was how it was set back away from everything. That drive through the woods just had a nice touch to it. Today all of the theatres are located out in the open on busy roads. Anyway it is a shame to see all of these theatres closing down. And I would like to say thank you to all of you guys and girls who have helped me learn alot about the histories of the theatres I used to attend to. Finding this site by accident a month ago has been a real treat!

vinceiuliano on October 8, 2007 at 3:25 am

thanks uarules, just got back from vacation and saw my ugly mug next to Paul Newman’s in the paper (for the record, his picture is on the right!).
and thanks to Cinematreasures for ‘allowing’ them to reprint it (i copied and pasted the same night, not really thinking about reprints etc). my understanding is that they were glad for the publicity so it worked out all the way around.
i had a sentence in there about the hard working staff too but of course it never made the cut. working matinee’s, holidays, weekends – these are the real unsung heroes.

Bway on March 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm

The status of this theater needs to be changed to “closed”, as the theater closed last year, and the lot is all gated up. It may even be demolished, but that’s not confirmed yet. It is definitely closed though.

Roe5685 on March 12, 2008 at 5:35 pm

The patchogue theater site is owned by a property developer who is going to build condos. it will not reopen as a theater.

Bway on April 16, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Does anyone know if the theater has been torn down yet?

jpark377 on May 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Hi Bway-
I reckon uarules could give you a more accurate date, but I know the building has been razed: I’m guessing before Christmas 2007. The irony of it’s closing in September 2007: the land now sits totally undeveloped and vacant (probably a victim of the lackluster economy). I guess the owner is now looking for new town building permits: there’s a few of those “Public Meeting” signs in front of the property right now, on Sunrise Hwy.

Bway on May 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Ahh, that’s too bad. Since you can’t see the theater from the street, I had a glimmer of hope that perhaps the theater was still back there, and now with the crappy economy there was a very small glimmer of hope they would reopen it as a theater again. I didn’t realize they took it down so quickly. I guess they did so there would be no chance whatsoever of a change in plans….

robboehm on April 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Contrary to the heading on this site the pylon is still there. It has now been covered by a fabric banner advertising Olney Vineyards developments. At 55 MPH that was all I could glean.

robboehm on April 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Correction, the name is OLC.NY. That stands for Orstein, Leyton Company, NY. They have a current property in Moriches. I believe they’re going to call this Bluepoint, which is a bit of a stretch.

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