UA Movies at Patchogue 13

600 Sunrise Highway,
Patchogue, NY 11772

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Texas2step
Texas2step on October 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

This one opened on November 21, 1986.

cineamas
cineamas on June 17, 2017 at 3:09 am

Hello i explored the area today and saw the construction. Alot has been done there are new houses and more being built. The sump has a lot of trash and homeless camps if you keep walking back in the woods there is rusted cars and a deer stand. Lots of trash and other stuff the old metal sign that says no trespassing is still standing. Also there is a sewage pipe and a small dome with 3 chairs and a table. You can enter this side of the lot by going all the way down division avenue off of montauk highway and then make a left at the yellow arrow sign. Look out for a small trail where the new wooden guard rails are. The tunnel is in the top left corner of the sump. Please respond if anyone goes back and explores :)

robboehm
robboehm on June 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm

The pylon is still up advertising the Vineyards, a gated community. However, the entry to the Vineyards is a bit west of the entrance to the former theater. The models at the Vineyards are now open for viewing.

robboehm
robboehm on March 31, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Aerial view uploaded. The dark roof portion is the indoor cinema and refreshment stand of the original All Weather Drive In. The white portion is the add on to create the multiplex.

cineamas
cineamas on October 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

they started building something. i went back there the other day from the entreance by division ave. i walked through the sump and saw people building something. it was pretty scary back there theres tents and stuff.

Graceyjones
Graceyjones on June 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

There hasn’t been any developing here and there might not be for a while. I’ve been there and seen a tent for a homeless person. There was little blue flags on one of the piles of concrete and yellow flags by the side where there are developments.

StevenDolce1994
StevenDolce1994 on April 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I miss going to this place when I was a kid. :(

robboehm
robboehm on April 17, 2011 at 12:14 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.

robboehm
robboehm on April 3, 2011 at 1:52 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.

Bway
Bway on May 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

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….

jpark377
jpark377 on May 17, 2009 at 1:31 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
Bway on April 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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

Roe5685
Roe5685 on March 12, 2008 at 1:35 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
Bway on March 6, 2008 at 12:58 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.

vinceiuliano
vinceiuliano on October 7, 2007 at 10:25 pm

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.

liny2idie28
liny2idie28 on October 6, 2007 at 3:54 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!

lioddities
lioddities on October 3, 2007 at 4:36 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.

VivaLaDriveIn
VivaLaDriveIn on October 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm

I had been to this theater a few times back in the day, but I feel just in the past year I really discovered a love for it. Going to late night horror films then walking out into that creepy secluded lot in the dark was such a cool feeling. That location was so perfect. I miss this place tremendously already. It had character, which is more than I can say for Island 16. It’s funny, many people I know from the area didn’t realize this place closed, but when I tell them they all look disappointed, like a piece of them is gone. All to put up yet another assisted living home or condos or whatever other multi-million dollar development investment.

lioddities
lioddities on October 1, 2007 at 11:59 pm

Oh man, I missed the article. Newsday called me asking for certain shots that I didn’t have. Can someone post the article or a link. I would be much apreciative. ;)

eileenedwards
eileenedwards on October 1, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Vince – I see that your article finally got into Newsday Saturday. Congrats and well done

lioddities
lioddities on September 24, 2007 at 9:54 pm

I didn’t take the projection room photos or videos, so I cannot vouch. I did however take the interiors of the ticket counter, concesion counter, and the arcade. Yes, that is actually my and my mom sitting in the theater. Wish I remembered which number that was in.

eileenedwards
eileenedwards on September 24, 2007 at 9:40 pm

while the photos posted by LI Oddities are definately UA Patchogue, the videos are definately NOT! That projectionist never worked there and Patchogue had Century projectors, not Christies.

Bway
Bway on September 24, 2007 at 4:47 pm

As I said many times above….one thing I had to say about the Patchogue is it had GREAT popcorn!! I agree, the Island16 is overpriced.

lioddities
lioddities on September 24, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Your welcome. My wife and I had been going there for years. The employees were top notch, the management was awesome. When we heard it was closing we aked them if we could take some pictures and they all hinted they would look the other way. Good thing. All my favorite theaters are gone. Island16 is no replacement. The employees are nasty, its expensive, the popcorn tastes days old and stale. I hate Island16!