Greenport Theatre

211 E. Front Street,
Greenport, NY 11944

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rcdt55b
rcdt55b on September 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Greenport ran their last 35MM film on Labor Day weekend. Starting in the spring, they will be fully digital.

cxdejesus
cxdejesus on December 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This Post card is of the present Greenpor Movie Theater. Prior to this building there was another Movie Theater on this location. I believe it was called Glynns Theater. That was destroyed by the 1938 Hurricane. The Opera House was located at the corner of Bay Avenue and Main Street. and was not destroyed by the 1938 Hurrinace.

robboehm
robboehm on August 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Seasonal is the word. Come Labor Day they’ll close. Then they’ll reopen in mid June. They don’t make any attempt to extend the season. For Pete’s sake the Montauk has a much longer season and a much smaller potential clientele. Even Sag Harbor is now open year ‘round. This is a boon for the folks on Shelter Island. All they have to do is drive to the ferry slip on their side and walk a couple of blocks to the theatre when they get into Greenport.

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on August 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

We were out in North Fork this weekend and rolled into Greenport later in the evening on Saturday for dinner. We saw the Greenport Theatre marquee and got excited but we were too late to make any 9pm screenings. Not put off, I ducked into the lobby and — wow! — the place looks great: a beautifully restored lobby with a stand-alone ticket booth, nice concessions, vintage signs, tasteful decorations, and an overall cheerful and successful atmosphere. I know this place is seasonal and I wonder how well it’s actually doing but it looks great and I really want to see a film here now.

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 16, 2011 at 6:29 am

From the 1940s a view of the Greenport Theatre on Long Island New York.

robboehm
robboehm on August 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

The vertical is dramatic, the “V” signage is pathetic. Before they redid the place the signage was flat, long and narrow across the front of the building. The name was spelled out in single, white incandescent lights, also pathetic.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on August 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The old place has appeared to be having another good season this year. The cafe is really an asset.

bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on August 30, 2010 at 8:37 am

Was in Greenport on a bike trip, Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Cool place. Nice facade, strains your neck to get a full shot with marquee since it’s a narrow street. The MetroEast Cafe is open too. Nice place.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on November 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I’m surprised they closed early too. At least they have the Cafe rented again. Too bad they won’t upgrade the sound in the theaters there.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Just framed a pen and ink drawing of the GREENPORT THEATER I bought in 1989 .It took 20 years but it looks great. lol

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on September 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

The Greenport actually closed up shop for the season just after Labor Day. Given the number of September events scheduled in Greenport, I am surprised that the theater closed so soon. Still, the Greenport did very fine business this summer. Look forward to a great 2010!

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on July 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I have enjoyed this theater very much this summer, where I visit it from my wife’s mother’s place in Shelter Island. It is now open every day during the tourist season, as opposed to serving the public only 4-5 days of the week in previous years. They have also expanded the cafe, which serves both movie patrons and general customers, which should help generate additional revenue.(It’s like a less upscale version of what the Cinemart has produced in Forest Hills.) Attendance seems to be pretty healthy.

In short, the Greenport is doing very well – and best of luck to it!

Bway
Bway on May 21, 2009 at 7:42 am

Just renewing the link for this theater.

robboehm
robboehm on April 26, 2009 at 7:59 am

Figuring the size of most early eastern Suffolk County theatres, 1,000 is large. Except for the original Southampton and the Suffolk you’re talking 200, 300, 400.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 26, 2009 at 2:59 am

Large theatres are those with 3,000 seats or more. I would hardly call the Greenport “large.” Theatres of under 1,000 seats are “small.”

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I never could figure out why this large theatre was built in the first place in 1939. Grant you the closest theatres were in Riverhead but this was so large before it was quaded. When my parents and I used to vacation on Shelter Island we, too, like a previous posting, took the ferry over and walked to the theatre. I don’t recall it being particularly full, even in season. It now only operates for the summer. It’s all well and good that the signage from the old Beekman has been used, but it looks lost on the front of the building particularly with the very impressive blade.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

Here’s a vintage postcard view of the Greenport Theatre: View link

atmos
atmos on December 30, 2008 at 3:31 am

The architect was John Eberson.

jflundy
jflundy on August 23, 2007 at 10:34 am

The previous theater on the site was destroyed in the big hurricane of 1938. It may have been called the Opera House at one point. Postcard view linked above could be of site on which Greenport Theater of today sits.

wally 75
wally 75 on August 22, 2007 at 7:24 pm

SMITHTOWN THEATRE ON MAIN STREET 25 OR 25A…..

I GET THE TWO ROADS MISSED UP…

LIKE MOST OF THE SINGLE THEATRES FROM THE EARLY 20’S..HAD A STAGE LIFE, MOVIE LIFE,NOW PERFORMING ARTS…
THE PLAYHOUSE IN GREATNECK HAD A LARGE STAGE FLYING SCREEN AND A LARGE BAND PIT…TWO FLOORS OF DRESSING ROOMS…ONLY WISH SOMEONE IN A GREATNECK WOULD HAVE TURNED IT INTO A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER..
THE SQUIRE WAS A CAR SHOW ROOM AND SERVICE CENTER IN AN OTHER LIFE

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 22, 2007 at 9:04 am

I have a Town Theatre, Smithtown Branch, NY with a seating capacity of 220, listed in the 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook as (Closed). It doesn’t appear in the 1941 edition of F.D.Y. that I have or the 1950 edition.

Smithtown had the 605 seat Smithtown Theatre operating in 1941 & 1943.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 22, 2007 at 6:53 am

The Greenport Opera House is listed as a movie theatre in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 edition. I will add a page for it.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 22, 2007 at 6:43 am

yes ,theater was a greenport opera house ,not the same as this theater..