Laurel Theatre

West Park Avenue & Laurelton Boulevard,
Long Beach, NY 11561

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Laurel Theatre

This Long Beach theatre was opened in May 1932. It was last operated by the Interboro chain and closed sometime in the 1970’s.

Contributed by RobertR

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RobertR
RobertR on June 10, 2005 at 4:41 pm

In May of 1969 the Laurel had the exclusive Nassau County showing of Catherine Deneuve in “Belle de Jour”. This was an unusual area to play an exclusive like this. Maybe this was a subsequent release.

RobertR
RobertR on June 20, 2005 at 8:42 am

In the late 50’s this was a Rugoff house.

klp
klp on December 21, 2006 at 4:28 am

In the early seventies my father and uncle bought this theater and the Lido. I worked there and you can find my entry under the Lido’s comments. The Laurel Theater got a mention in Billy Crystal’s show on Broadway. He had his high school graduation there as well as many a date.

Paul Noble
Paul Noble on March 14, 2007 at 11:36 am

Sorry, Warren, “Fear Strikes Out” was a black-and-white VistaVision movie, filmed in 1.85/1 aspect ratio.

robboehm
robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Additional photo added

robboehm
robboehm on May 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

According to a March 20, 1932 newspaper article (probably the NY Times) the Laurel was being built by Rugoff and Becker at a cost of $425,000 on a plot 180 feet by 100 feet and was to have 2,000 seats. It was to contain a modern cooling system that cost $75,000 similar to the ones in the New York Paramount and Roxy theaters. It was designed to present vaudeville and motion pictures. Rugoff and Becker also operated the Lido and Castle theaters in Long Beach. The Lido was to be devoted to films and the Castle to Broadway productions.

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