UA Movies at Coram

3700 Route 112,
Coram, NY 11727

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UA Movies at Coram 2004

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The Coram Cinemas was built on the site of the Coram Drive-In. Located on Route 112, near Middle Country Road (Route 25), the Coram Cinema closed in 2004, probably because of the new National Amusements Island 16 Cinema de Lux that NA opened this year in Holtsville, which also caused the closure of the NA Brookhaven Multiplex Cinema too.

UA hadn’t been maintaining it very well in its later years anyway.

The building currently sits vacant with a “For Sale or Lease” sign on it, and is deteriorating fast. The large sign marquee at the edge of the road still stands empty, waiting for letters to movies that will never come again.

Contributed by Bway Chris

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robboehm
robboehm on September 23, 2010 at 3:07 am

By rights I think there should be a separate entry for the Drive In. Theatre is on the same site but it’s a multiplex not a drive in.
Having said that, I was in the Hollywood Ice Cream Parlour on Rt 25, Middle Country Road in Medford last night and among the memoriabilia they had on the wall were two advertising cards for the drive-in.

Bway
Bway on September 23, 2010 at 4:08 am

Not the case here, but interestingly, the former UA Patchogue Multiplex was also built on the site of the old Patchogue Drive in….but in that case, the Drive in also had an indoor theater building for when there was bad weather, winter, etc….and they incorporated that into one of the new auditoriums of the Patchogue Multiplex that was built around it.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

A developer apparently has plans to demolish this abandoned and deteriorated theater and redevelop the site: View link

robboehm
robboehm on September 29, 2011 at 5:10 am

According to an article in the September 20, 2011 Newsday plans are moving forward to demolish the theatre and redevelop the site for housing and commercial use. An optomist target date of 2012 was set.

techman707
techman707 on October 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

It’s sad that there isn’t even a picture to display.

robboehm
robboehm on October 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm

There is a picture, and a sad sight it is, in the Newsday article. But that’s probably copyrighted material. Also, I wouldn’t even know how to go about linking it. But it’s still better than the aerial photo in the link a couple of comments back showing the hole in the roof after a 2007 fire.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

This is a link to a picture of the theater in its advanced state of decay from another online publication:

http://tinyurl.com/6s8jqlo

Kino
Kino on April 10, 2012 at 6:10 am

I happened upon this theater the other day while up in Coram and my wife remarked that she remembered when the theater was open. Does anyone know if the interior is intact (other than the area under the hole in the roof) or if it has been vandalized inside?

SeaBassTian
SeaBassTian on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

@CSWalczak: That shot of Coram Cinema in it’s current state of graffiti grime was frightening. Having lived in the W-section in the mid-90’s, I remember when it was shiny and new. Never my favorite theater in the area, I do recall seeing a few memorable shows here like Casino.

BrkMltCin86
BrkMltCin86 on November 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

There’s inside pictures of it on Photobucket if you are interested in seeing them!… Everything falling apart and messed up with everything all over the place. Id like to get inside it myself and take my own pictures of it before it gets demolished in 2014 supposedly to make way for the new shopping center BUT there’s no way to get inside of it during day since there is traffic all around it constantly and I believe there is a no trespassing sign there blah blah blah. But I actually saved the pictures I found on Photobucket to my laptop so I will upload them on here now so you can see for yourself Kino

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