Kings Park Theatre

72 Indian Head Road,
Kings Park, NY 11754

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Previously operated by: Associated Independent Theatres Inc.

Functions: Restaurant, Retail

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Kings Park Theatre

Associated Independent Theatres Inc. opened the Kings Park Theatre opened May 3, 1963 with Gregory Peck in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. It was closed in 1984.

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robboehm on August 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm

The address is 72 Indian Head Road.

This was one of many theatres that were incoroporated into strip shopping centers built in the 1960s. It seems larger than some since it has now been split into two retail spaces, a 99 cent store and Chinese take out. I would guess capacity between 300 and 400.

Since the shopping center is set well back from the road, one familiar with theatre construction can readily identify the space as being at the lefthand most corner. Then, when you are at the space there is the obvious “stepped” left exterior wall which was the norm in those days. The ceilings of both retail spaces are at the lobby height altho, from the exterior, it is apparent that the auditorium was fairly tall.

As an independent it was probably part of the AIT (Associated Independent Theatres) group.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I only went to this theater once. I was with an elementary school friend and his mother and we went to see “Dr. Zhivago,” which I remember really enjoying.

But I did have one question for my friend’s mom — if the woman (Lara?) wasn’t married, then how did she have a baby?

She told be I’d better ask my parents about that.

robboehm on August 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm

And did you? And what did they say?

Texas2step on March 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm

This one opened on May 3, 1963.

robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Still around in 1983 in an era where large theaters were being divided and subdivided and the smaller ones were going out of business.

rivest266 on October 21, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Newspaper listings ended in 1984.

robboehm on October 22, 2020 at 9:48 am

Left hand portion is now an AT&T store. Uploaded photo shows “stepped” exterior wall to which I referred in an earlier posting.

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