UA North Babylon Twin

1130 Deer Park Avenue,
North Babylon, NY 11703

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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Medical Center

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: UA North Babylon

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UA North Babylon Twin

Opened by Associated Prudential Theatres Inc. as a single screen theatre on August 19, 1959 with Mitzi Gaynor in “South Pacific”. It was converted to a twin in 1982. Free standing marquee leaning out over sidewalk. United Artists moved out in 1984 and it was operated by an independent until it closed in 1985, after which the theatre was gutted.

It reopened as a Pier One Imports showroom. Blockbuster Video took over the location in the early-1990’s and operated for many years. By 2014 it was a medical center.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

wirelessmedia on February 16, 2005 at 11:35 pm

I remember seeing Robin Hood there in 1983 with my dad on the day before Easter. I was 8 at the time. Just a very vivid memory.

Orlando on August 16, 2005 at 5:07 am

The heading of this theatre should read “retail use” as the building was NEVER demolished.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 16, 2005 at 6:56 pm

How ironic that Blockbuster Video, which helped kills theatres, took over this space. It did the same thing in Westerly, RI.

MarkieS on September 8, 2007 at 10:51 pm

I saw Willard there too! The last film I saw there was Cujo.

thosewerethedays on March 14, 2009 at 1:06 am

I saw the best trible feature there in the late 1960s, “Reptilicus”, “Konga”, “Godzilla vs. the Thing” Wow, those were the days!

robboehm on November 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

No longer retail. Now a medical facility. See new photo.

robboehm on January 17, 2015 at 11:13 am

This was part of the Prudential chain which ruled Suffolk County whereas the Deer Park was under the banner of Associated Independent Theaters, most of which were in Nassau County.

paul baar
paul baar on May 31, 2017 at 9:10 am

I saw Bobby Kennedy campaigning in 1964 at this shopping center,but that’s another story.I saw “Funny Girl”,“Cabaret”,“Lenny”,and"Rollerball" there.

rivest266 on October 21, 2020 at 5:57 pm

According to the NY Daily News listings it was twinned in 1982 and closed in 1985 after UA dropped it in 1984.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 7:01 am

2 screens on May 9th, 1980. Grand opening ad posted.

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