Williston Theatre

297 Willis Avenue,
Mineola, NY 11501

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The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Island Theater Circuit

Functions: Cultural Center

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Banquet hall in former auditorium

The Williston Theatre opened in 1931 and closed in 1952. The former Williston Theatre today houses the Irish American Center.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

robboehm on June 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

The theatre was in the building to the left past the intersecting street on the Google image. The zoom feature is of no help in this instance.

robboehm on March 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Uploaded a photo of the elegant banquet hall which is in the space of the former auditorium.

robboehm on September 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

The entrance to the Irish-American Center is at the corner; presumably that was also the case when a theater. The roof line of the auditorium begins some distance from the corner. The auditorium runs parallel to Willis Avenue with stores and apartments fronting the street.

robboehm on September 20, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Street view now works if you zoom.

robboehm on November 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

According to the Mineola Historical Society the years of operation were from 1931-1952.

robboehm on December 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Newsday Movie Timetable in 1944 lists the theater as Williston Park, rightly or wrongly.

robboehm on November 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm

If the Historical Society is correct the theater only lasted one year after the renovation touted in the ad in the photo section.

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