Mattituck 8

10095 Main Road,
Route 25,
Mattituck, NY 11952

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robboehm on October 26, 2023 at 7:50 pm

Took a peek in the closed building. Refreshment stand is gone. There are now clusters of tables. With all the things they are advertising that will be part of the future it remains to be seen whether movies will ever be shown.

robboehm on September 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm

Marquee now advertises a new arcade open and a new eatery. Previously it featured axe throwing. The recorded phone message is circa July announcing Sunday classic films. Will be out that way in October and actually park and take a look see.

robboehm on April 13, 2023 at 8:55 pm

RobertR- Attendance is way off. Apparently the conditions to the movie rental agreements are extremely costly.

RobertR on April 13, 2023 at 4:40 pm

What competition is causing this theater to not be profitable with first run movies? It looks like its very well maintained and should do business.

ridethectrain on April 13, 2023 at 4:17 am

@robboehm read the article

robboehm on April 12, 2023 at 2:43 am

Phone message indicates classic films are being shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Was not impressed by the selection.

ridethectrain on April 11, 2023 at 9:44 pm

@robboehm this theatre is still open

robboehm on March 18, 2023 at 6:07 pm

According to the pylon, the main attraction is the Axe Throwing Lounge. Sad.

robboehm on February 5, 2023 at 9:03 pm

It’s just been announced the Mattituck will no longer screen first run films. Because of declines in attendance and the the terms of rental of a first run film they are often not profitable. Theatre One will become a revival house. The other theatres are being retrofitted for other uses.

I would think under the circumstances they will relinquish some of the space which will return to retail. You may recall the last screens were added using adjacent retail space.

ridethectrain on June 16, 2021 at 3:28 am

PLEASE UPDATE, theatre became a triplex on January 7, 1983, Fiveplex on June 7, 1985, sixplex on December 5, 1986 and the current 8 on June 24, 1988

ridethectrain on June 5, 2021 at 3:36 am

Cineplex Odeon took over this theatre on August 12, 1989 and ran it until Loews Cineplex merger. After the merger in late 1999 went back independent.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 12:51 am

Opened on November 14th, 1973 as a twin cinema. No grand opening ad found, just regular listings in Newsday.

robboehm on May 29, 2021 at 10:03 pm

Supposed to reopen April 3rd but has not yet done so.

ridethectrain on March 29, 2021 at 12:02 am

Please update, the theatre opened in 1975 as a Twin, expanded to a triplex in 1983, five in 1985 and 8 in 1987 to the present number. I researched old Newsday’s online.

ridethectrain on October 22, 2020 at 8:13 pm

This theatre was independent way before Cineplex Odeon. Please read robboeham comment about this theatre. Cineplex Odeon took over this theatre plus Sayville, Islip and Hampton Arts for a few years. Prior to the merger with Loews, went back independent. Se article and ad in pictures

rivest266 on October 22, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Listings (NY Daily News) started in August 1989. Opened by Cineplex Odeon.

robboehm on March 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Photo of closeup of entrance uploaded.

robboehm on October 23, 2013 at 2:26 am

Just came back from the Mattituck. Theatres 4 and 5 are the ones carved from the former storage area.

robboehm on October 19, 2013 at 3:04 am

I have the definitive word from an electrician who used to service the shopping center complex including the theatre. The original single screen space was divided up on a couple of occasions resulting in 6 auditoriums. When what used to be storage space for an adjacent business was relinquished, it was acquired by the theatre for two additional, small screening rooms just past the concession stand to the left. Next time I’m there I’ll determine the auditorium numbers (some combination of 4,5 and 6).

robboehm on March 20, 2013 at 1:50 am

Visited here for the first time tonight. The place is a labyrinth of corridors leading to surprisingly large and well appointed auditoriums. I don’t know if all this was achieved within the space of the original theater or whether the property was expanded. The manager didn’t either. My only complaint was that the sound from the adventure film next door spilled over into my auditorium.

Seating is as follows:
#1 241
#2 159
#3 162
#4 68
#5 68
#6 74
#7 235
#8 215

robboehm on November 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

As you can see above I tried to get that but encountered a really stiff-nosed manager worthy of the old Westbury.

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Mike (saps) on November 7, 2012 at 6:02 am

Can you find out how many seats and inform CT accordingly?

cblog on November 7, 2012 at 12:29 am

I just started going to this theater in 2012, first seeing Moonrise Kingdom. Nice small theaters, always keeping a sweet art film on the roster. A calm place to get lost for a few hours. In the mall, a great ice cream store on one side, a great Chinese take-out/sit-down on the other. Mix'em all together for a pleasant visit.

robboehm on July 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Since I was in the area I stopped in at the theatre today since it was open. I hoped to find out a. whether additional space was added to the original theatre footprint when additional screens were added and, b. the seating capacity of each of the auditoriums. The manager met me at the door, was unwilling to answer any questions and asked me to leave. Must have been trained by the former owners of the Westbury. However, it looked to me that the auditoriums to the left of the lobby MIGHT be additional space since, from the exterior of the building, the higher roof portion is to the right, presumably the original space.

robboehm on June 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

And if you’ll notice, I added the old theatre to the site a couple of weeks ago. I was inside and way pointed out some of the remnants of the old theatre hidden in a storage area.