Theatre Three

412 Main Street,
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

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Theatre Three

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The Athena Hall a was built in 1874 as Town Hall. It later became a roller skating rink, before becoming a movie theatre known as the Port Jefferson Theatre. In the late-1960’s and early-1970’s it became the Art Theatre, playing many French and Italin films.

In the late-1970s it became Theatre Three, a place for live performances all year long. If you pay for your ticket you will still see the projection room. Mostly Theater Three has musicals, although there have been some non-musical productions.

Contributed by Alan G. Wasenius

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robboehm
robboehm on August 5, 2009 at 4:52 am

While looking up something on microfilm in the Port Jefferson Record in 1958 I noticed an article saying the old Port Jefferson Theatre would reopen with a new policy as the Art. And so it did.

Matteo48
Matteo48 on March 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

When Theatre Three presented its first show in the building formerly known as Athena Hall, it was known as Theatre Three at the Scrimshaw Theatre. I was in the first musical performed there, ANYTHING GOES, and had a t-shirt calling it the Scrimshaw Theatre.

uncleal923
uncleal923 on June 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Actually, the building dates back to 1863, which happens to be the same year as the Battle of Gettysburg. I wonder if that’s where people got news of the battle.

uncleal923
uncleal923 on June 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I would like to encourage more people to go there and see a show. I would also like for them to contribute to the restoration fund. I ushered there during a storm and parts of the roof leak (lol) However, it is a beautiful theatre or theater and should remain.

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