Stony Brook 17

2196 Nesconset Highway,
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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The Stony Brook was one of the first in the wave of the more deluxe multiplexes built.

It has been a very well kept theater.

Contributed by Bway Chris

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Nyce475
Nyce475 on January 22, 2006 at 11:10 pm

I worked at this theatre from 2001-2003, the actual Theatre count is 17 now since there was always plans for 17, but Loews could not get the Town to approve the extra theatres. Finally in late 2002, there were 2 very small theatres added to the count, they are located on the right wing of the theatre at the end of the wing.

RobertR
RobertR on June 3, 2006 at 12:26 am

In this 1975 ad it shows a Loews Stony Brook 2, I don’t find this theatre on CT?
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Bway
Bway on June 8, 2006 at 2:56 pm

Does anyone know where that theater Robert mentions was? Robert, perhaps you will add it?

chip26
chip26 on December 3, 2006 at 12:14 am

Before the megaplex was built, Loews operated a triplex in the same shopping center. I believe it had always been a triplex so my guess is the #2 was referring to the actual theatre in the complex. I will add the listing for this theatre.

Bway
Bway on July 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

It used to be a Loews I believe.

SIIN01
SIIN01 on December 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm

This theatre was constructed and opened for operation as a Loews Theatre on December 23rd, 1998. This theatre did originally open as a 15 screen theatre. Shortly after National Amusements opened their Holstville location (Island 16 De Lux) Loews decided to add seats to 2 auditoriums that were already built during original construction. This upgrade (renovation) ensured Loews operated the largest theatre (screens)in Suffolk County. Which is still the case today. This building is currently owned and operated by AMC Theatres following AMC’s merger with Loews which took place in January 2006. If anyone has questions about this building please ask in post, I worked in this building for it’s first 10 years in operation.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 2, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Next year it will house an IMAX screen.

Bway
Bway on December 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Did they cut two of their theaters in half to go from 15 to 17?

SIIN01
SIIN01 on December 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

No they didn’t change any existing auditoriums. The building was originally constructed with 17 auditoriums 2 of which were never furnished. They were used for dry storage such as maintenance items. They then added seats to these 2 “rooms” changing the theatre to a 17plex.

Bway
Bway on April 20, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Thanks for the information.

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