Century's Station Theatre

1131 New York Avenue,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters

Previous Names: Huntington Station Theatre

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This small cinema near the Huntington LIRR station ran its programs after they’d finished at Century Theaters Shore Theatre and Huntington Theatre in downtown Huntington. More information about its history and the current status of the site is needed.

Contributed by Warren G. Harris

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on August 7, 2006 at 7:13 am

When i was an usher a centurys Shore in 1981-2 i was too young to think to ask whats with the bowling ally..lol

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on August 24, 2006 at 4:02 am

still looking for info on CENTURYS bowling alleys ……….

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on November 6, 2006 at 1:55 pm

warren did not come up ………

robboehm on February 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The marquee said Huntington Station, not Station which made it a pretty long marquee. Early ads referred to it by its full name, subsequently abbreviated to Huntington Sta. and, finally Station. It always seems to be a crap shot looking some of these things up when the name it, outright wrong, such as this, or a name has changed and one of the names, only comes up e.g. The Regents in Bay Shore is listed under its current identity Boulton Center. And, nowhere in the comments mention when it was Hollyrock. Similarly, the theatre listed as Old Bethpage began it’s life as Bethview, then Cine Capri, then Old Bethpage and, finally CAP, a live theatre group.

robboehm on June 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

Warren, your September 2006 link no longer works. Any chance of reestablishing it?

robboehm on May 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

The Huntington Station Theatre, that’s what the marquee said, was demolished about the time of, or in conjunction with, an urban renewal project which also resulted in the building of a large, combination, condo and housing project across New York Avenue (on the Western side).

robboehm on January 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Doing some research in the Smithtown Messenger, the last time an ad appeared for the Station was July 1950. Century continued to run its ads in the paper but only for the Shore and Huntington, billing them as the Showplaces of the North Shore

robboehm on February 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

At the time Century announced it would build the Shore in the Village of Huntington it indicated it would build a 1,000 seat theater in Huntington Station. They felt the developing area could support the Huntington and the Shore in the Village and the Station and the new theater in the “Station”. That second theater was never built and the Station, itself, only lasted a couple of more years as the neighborhood deteriorated.

Subsequently, Century did open two theaters in what was technically Huntington Station: the York in the Big H Shopping Center and the Whitman at the Walt Whitman Shopping Center.

robboehm on February 6, 2014 at 7:41 am

Photos of this theater are needed. There was one in the distance on a book about Huntington Station but not clear enough to get onto CT.

robboehm on March 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

In the book, Huntington Station “A Vanished Community” there are several pages devoted to the theater. There is also a grainy image which is of no value. One resident remembers, that as a youth, doing a balancing act to get from the retaining wall of the hillside in back of the theater to the theater roof and looking in the mushroom ventilation unit to see the movie.

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