Hauppauge Theater

546 Route 111,
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Previously operated by: Associated Independent Theatres Inc.

Functions: Bank

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Hauppauge Theater

Opened in July 1963, the Hauppauge Theater was part of Associated Independent Theatres Inc. (A.I.T.) by 1970. It was still open in 1983.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

robboehm on July 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

The theatre opened July 1963

FriarFrank on September 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I saw part of the film “All That Jazz” there in 1979 (I walked out because I thought it was so bad). And of course, I first saw “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” there at the midnight showing in 1980.

icom on November 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I seen that crazy ass worm movie called SQUIRM in this theater and also food of the gods.

robboehm on November 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I was never inside this theatre but found the signage unique. Am I not correct in remembering this and the Deer Park as having the only yellow signs of all the Long Island theatres?

robboehm on January 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

Contrary to the demolished, it is my contention that the building is still standing and is now a Chase bank.

robboehm on November 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Added front and rear photos of the theater as the Chase Bank.

robboehm on March 21, 2015 at 12:52 pm

From Route 111 you can see a mushroom ventilation unit. Was not the theater air conditioned from the beginning? Unfortunately the unit cannot be seen from ground level, only the significantly higher Route 111. Hence, no photo.

hauppaugeusher on March 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

robboehm, It was air conditioned. I worked there during Rocky, Rollercoaster, and dozens of other movies. I used to pick up the films in Ft. Lee NJ for each feature change. I also worked at Mayfair in Commack. I can tell you that theatre was party city after hours for the employees. We used to lock the doors, roll em up, drink em down, and hang till 2:00 am. It was usher and candy girl heaven.

The owners were from Dix Hills. they liked private porn screenings, so we knew to stay away if their cars were outside.

robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Theater was still in operation in 1983 at a time when the larger venues were being chopped up and the independent one closing.

Bloop on February 2, 2022 at 9:59 pm

VERY disappointed that there are not more comments here . I mean on Rocky Horror ALONE . I just posted an ad for a (softcore?) adult booking here in the photos section . C'mon all you rocky horror people from 1978-1980 ! Where ARE you ????

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