Lawrence Theatre

343 Rockaway Turnpike,
Lawrence, NY 11559

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rcdt55b on November 27, 2004 at 8:59 pm

What a horrible booth to work in the 90’s

RobertR on November 24, 2004 at 1:45 pm

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RobertR on November 24, 2004 at 1:43 pm

I’m shocked to read on this site that Star Wars played the Lawrence in 70mm. I never thought this was a top house.

chconnol on November 23, 2004 at 10:52 am

A bit of a dump in a noisy, ugly, congested area of Rockaway Boulevard (isn’t the whole roadway like that? Is this not the ugliest stretch of road in Nassau County?). Anyway…I saw a lot of movies here in the mid 80’s but the place was not well maintained. The surprising thing about it was that you would think that the clientele from the affluent 5 Towns would expect/demand more. Ugh. This was in such an ugly area.

ANOTHER question: There was a really nice single screen movie theater located (I believe) on the “main drag” in Cedarhurst. It was right on the street but I don’t see it listed here on this site. It closed in the mid 80’s I think. I was a beautiful theater. I saw only two movies there: “The Deep” in 1977 and “Grease” in 1978. I remember the seats in the balcony were big, plush and rocked like the stadium seats do now. Does anyone remember this place?

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on October 24, 2004 at 12:15 pm

THE talk was this theater was going to add on nothing ever came of it.. not sure why this closed.

RobertR on October 24, 2004 at 10:53 am

I’m suprised business fell off here, there was not really any theatres around until you drove to Rockville Center or Valley Stream.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on September 28, 2004 at 6:01 pm

always did good bsns for RKO

RobertR on September 28, 2004 at 5:05 pm

This theatre was actually twinned in 1968 and then triplexed later on.