Town Theatre

157 Glen Street,
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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Previously operated by: Mann Theatres

Architects: Leon A. Miller

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Opened on January 18, 1961, the Town Theatre was built down the street to its identical sister theatre, the Glen Cove Theatre.

It closed in 1979 and lay unused for many years until it was eventually demolished.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

robboehm on February 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Which came first the Glen Cove or the Town. They were built side by side and looked identical from the outside.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 10, 2011 at 6:01 am

The Town and the adjacent Glen Cove were both designed by Queens architect Leon A. Miller, according to his biographical listing in the 1962 AIA Directory. The Glen Cove was the earlier project, built in 1959. The Town was built in 1961.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2013 at 3:51 am

A couple of photos illustrate an article about the Town Theatre that begins on this page of the July, 1961, issue of International Projectionist.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

This comment by dw438 on a Cinema Treasures news post says that the Town Theatre was down the block from the Glen Cove Theatre, beyond a McDonald’s, and was torn down and replaced by shops in the 1970s. The front store in the strip mall north of McDonalds is the Wild Fig restaurant, which has an address of 157 Glen Street. As the Town Theatre is gone, that’s probably the closest we’ll get to its address until an old directory listing shows up. The Glen Cove Theatre building is still standing, occupied by a Dollar Tree Store.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

Wild Fig’s address is actually 167 Glen Street.

robboehm on November 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

The Town and the Glen Cove were next to each other, almost like formerly cojoined twins. Don’t remember which was to the right, or left, of which. Therefore, the addresses can’t be all that different.

robboehm on June 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

The Town was closed before 1979 and it’s adjacent sister, the Glen Cove, was a 78 cent discount house according to the ad in the classic June 1979 issue of Newsday issued as a supplement today.

DavidZornig on July 24, 2019 at 11:07 pm

1968 photo added courtesy Suzanne Lowy Cerielloā€ˇ.

rivest266 on October 20, 2020 at 3:40 pm

Opened January 18th, 1961, and NY Daily news listings ended in 1979 Was a Mann theatre in the mid-1970s.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Higher quality grand opening ad, as well as a colorized picture, posted.

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