Syosset Triplex

565 Jericho Turnpike,
Syosset, NY 11791

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MSC77 on April 27, 2023 at 10:13 am

A chronology of Long Island’s 70mm presentations history has recently been published. The Syosset gets several mentions in the piece.

davidcoppock on August 11, 2022 at 3:45 am

Wandering Star(from the Movie “Paint your wagon”) went number 1 in the UK keeping The Beatles released single after there breakup, “Let it be” at number 2.

ridethectrain on July 12, 2021 at 9:41 am

Please update, became a triplex on December 16, 1983 and closed on September 20, 1995

ridethectrain on June 8, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Please correct, theatre Opened November 20, 1964 and closed September 20, 1995

rivest266 on June 3, 2021 at 10:28 am

Reopened with 3 screens on December 16th, 1983. Grand opening ad posted.

Mark_L on January 14, 2021 at 2:20 pm


I did a search for “the biggest picture ever to come out of Hollywood”. Ad writers often reuse promotional text. The only link to that phrase came from a Philadelphia Inquirer article from about 1 month before the Syosset opened. That phrase is used in an article by Mike Connolly about the Ten Commandments. Not definite proof, but its definitely in the “Definitely, Could Be, Maybe” stage.

Article is in Philadelphia Inquirer October 8, 1956 Page 15.

MSC77 on January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

What was the surprise preview screened during the Syosset’s grand opening?

rivest266 on October 20, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Closed May 1989 per NY Daily News listings.

SethLewis on October 4, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Paint Your Wagon a solid hit in Europe…Wondrin Star a number 1 hit in the UK for Lee Marvin believe it or not

MSC77 on October 4, 2019 at 11:48 am

Cobwebs? I realize “Paint Your Wagon” has the reputation of being a flop, but it did, believe it or not, perform very well in some locales. For instance, it played reserved-seat runs for nine months in Dallas, Los Angeles and Vancouver. And in San Jose, it played over a year.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 2, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Probably a cleaning crew to clean out the cobwebs…

MSC77 on October 2, 2019 at 11:14 am

Which booking followed the Syosset’s roadshow run of “Paint Your Wagon”?

Swingline59 on January 5, 2019 at 10:41 am

Hi Orlando, I would like to know who you are. I worked at the Syosset theater also from 1976-1978. Lots of good times there and I definitely remember Mr. Logue. I worked with Walter Wagner, Keith & Mark Jaeger, Ray Serzanin and others. Some of the girls were Irene, Deidre, Diane. My name is Steve.

MSC77 on January 3, 2018 at 11:32 pm

Did any general-release films play here in 1968 in between the roadshow runs of “Gone With The Wind” and “Star!”?

Orlando on August 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

Tom, I worked in Syosset and the D-150 in 1977 and during that winter’s blizzard, I was “strand"ed for 3 days at the theatre. I lived on pre-popped corn and a couple of Nestle Crunch bars. The M.D. Mr. Logue made sure I was paid for the closed days. At the Syosset, we played "Semi-Tough”, “Pete’s Dragon” and “House Calls” At the Cinema D-150, I remember “Coma” during blizzard, and “The Goodbye Girl” whose credits I never missed because the “Goodbye Girl” theme played as the house curtain closed. 40 years ago, how time flies. I was 21 years young.

Tom Montalbano
Tom Montalbano on February 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

OK, wow…you’re really into this theatre thing, eh? It’s a pleasure to see people so passionate about anything these days!

My newest book is going to be a giveaway that will probably be sponsored by the Syosset Chamber of Commerce. I am doing it gratis, as I did with my Syosset Fire Department 100th Anniversary book. Who would I need to ask for permission to use some of the Syosset Theatre ads posted here?

Tom Montalbano
Tom Montalbano on February 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Hey, can I get in this discussion? My name is Tom Montalbano. I am a lifetime Syosset resident (born in 1962) and I have written a couple of books about my hometown.

My current project is a history of commerce in Syosset from the 1800’s forward, so the information I’ve gathered from this forum about the Syosset Theatre has been really helpful. FYI, the former site of the triplex theatre is now the parking lot for a Marshall’s store, a Petco, and a few other businesses. The old UA150 building is now an exercise salon.

Hey, I am also a big Beatles fan and I always wondered if either “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!,” “Yellow Submarine,” or “Let It Be” ever played either theater. If so, I’d love to see the ads.

I noticed a few comments about the former manager at the Syosset Theatre having moved over to the indoor theater they built at the old Westbury Drive-In. On a recent visit to the Westbury, there WAS an elderly woman tearing tickets. Could this be her? She’s still alive? Is this the woman who used to terrify my stepson when he worked there for a short time?

patryan6019 on November 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

NYer…Again outstanding. Thank you.

Coate on November 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

NYer (and anyone else who might have an interest)…. “Cheyenne Autumn”: The Roadshow Engagements.

patryan6019 on November 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

NYer…Outstanding. Thank you. Do you know if the 4 closed at the same time or which one ran the longest? (I’m not asking you to do a search for me, only if you already know).

patryan6019 on November 1, 2016 at 2:22 am

NYer…Do you have ads for the Syosset opening, the 4 theatre engagement and perhaps the Skouras ad showing the 70 and 35mm runs together?

patryan6019 on October 30, 2016 at 1:00 am

NYer…Thanks for the fast response. Are you certain the year is 57. I was not expecting that because it was the 44th week in release and had opened in not quite 50 cities, 9 of which were 35mm — all single city and theatre and strictly reserved seats.

patryan6019 on October 28, 2016 at 2:00 am

NYer…You know of runs in 35mm during the Syosset engagement (which itself was during the last 12 weeks of the 103 week Rivoli run)? Would it be possible for you to post any of that information here? It would be greatly appreciated.

Coate on October 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

Thank you, NYer.

May I ask another similar question? Do you (or any other CT members) know which movie followed the Syosset’s 1958 reserved-seat run of “Around the World in 80 Days”?