Whitman Theatre

160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters, Cineplex Odeon, Loews Cineplex

Functions: Restaurant, Retail

Previous Names: Century's Whitman Theatre

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Whitman Theatre

One of the earliest local mall movie theaters, the Whitman Theatre was part of the Century Theaters circuit, which is still visible on the theater’s facade. It was opened on May 28, 1963. It was later taken over by Cineplex Odeon, and finally Loews Cineplex.

During the last few years, Loews Cineplex ran it into the ground, using it as a ‘drop screen’ for its nearby 8 screen multiplex.

The Whitman Theatre closed on May 30, 2002 and was demolished afterward for more retail/restaurant space.

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Recent comments (view all 143 comments)

robboehm on December 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm

There were also masks at the Glen Oaks and, I think, the Argo. Don’t remember if they were at the York.

Bloop on September 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm

THANK YOU to the nice person that posted the photos of the comedy & tragedy masks! This means so much to me. I sat right under the tragedy mask during, “Jaws” late summer 1975 (the Whitman got the movie later on). When we were kids, we used to say “I hope they don’t come loose and fall on us!”. You know what’s funny- I remember them being GIGANTIC and in the photos they merely look “big”. LOL.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Hey Bloop, welcome back. Where the hell you been…?

Bloop on September 25, 2019 at 8:44 pm

My iMac died and I lost all my passwords! LOL. By the way THE PYLON IS NOW GONE!When did this happen ?????

Bloop on September 25, 2019 at 8:46 pm

P.S. I have a sh*t load of vintage movie ads to post on here!

rivest266 on October 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Better quality grand opening ad posted.

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 9:56 am

Technically not demolished. Structure was significantly altered.

ridethectrain on June 5, 2021 at 11:23 pm

Please update, theatre closed May 30, 2002

robboehm on June 6, 2021 at 1:42 pm

And what a closing it was. They had already dismantled the concession stand and the movie advertised on the building sign was one which had been previously exhibited, not the one being shown.

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