American Theater

70 South Main Street,
Freeport, NY 11520

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Previous Names: Sigmond Opera House

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The American Theater in Freeport, Long Island was located at 70 South Main Street. Prior to the American Theater being located at this address, the Sigmond Opera House was located at 70 South Main Street. According to the Freeport Memorial Library, Sigmond’s Opera House was later known as the American Theater.

I don’t know if the American Theater was the same building as the Sigmond Opera House or was the theater a new structure. The library also claims that the American Theater was destroyed by fire in 1923, but it occured in 1924.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 9, 2007 at 10:28 pm

The American Motion Picture Directory 1914-1915 lists both the American Theatre and the Sigmond Opera House. Unfortunately, an exact street number is not given for either theatre. It could be that this was the period of time when the building was re-named, hence both being listed.

robboehm on March 13, 2009 at 3:24 am

I was in the Freeport Library earlier this week and the research librarian showed me a picture from around the turn of the 20th century showing construction of the opera house. She said she would be adding it to the Long Island Memories Collection at

I just checked a few moments ago and it was up saying opera house first became American, burnt down 1923 – as all above. Will someone with some techie knowledge please do the advanced search at this site and provide a direct link to the image at this site. Thanks.

robboehm on March 14, 2009 at 2:52 am

And now on the same collection is a picture of the completed Opera House.

robboehm on March 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Uploaded a photo of the American when it was under construction at the turn of the 20th century as the Sigmond Opera House.

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