Fox Theatre

4032 Nesconset Highway,
East Setauket, NY 11733

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters, Mann Theatres, National General Theatres, RKO

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Located on Route 347 in East Setauket. The Fox Theatre was opened on October 16, 1968 with Sidney Poitier “For Love of Ivy”. It was closed in 1985. The theatre was demolished in 2004, having last housed a Blockbuster store.

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ChuckNet on September 21, 2007 at 1:23 am

Ah, memories…I vaguely remember when GoodSkates was in the adjacent shopping center in the mid-80s (which became a Photon lazer tag place later in the decade…my parents used to take me there on their Fri night visit to the bank, so I could play the arcade games!), and if memory serves me correctly, Smurfs and the Magic Flute was one of the last pictures to play there.

FriarFrank on September 4, 2010 at 4:34 am

For a time, in the early 1980s until 1983, a church rented the space on Sunday mornings, named “Full Gospel Tabernacle.” Eventually, the lobby was transformed into a Blockbuster Video store. It has since been torn down and the land made into part of a shopping center.

robboehm on September 6, 2010 at 1:35 am

And I believe the shopping center is called Fox Plaza.

movielovahhh on May 12, 2012 at 12:58 am

There is a lot of misinformation in this one blog. The Fox Theater was on Rout 347 (Nesconset Highway, in East Setauket. It has been torn down. It was located in the strip mall area in front of Waldbaums. The three Village Theater was a cool movie theater loaded on Route 25A in Setauket. Mr Bishop was the owner when I was a kid as well, and he did move on. The movie theatre closed and was also torn down and an auto store has “blossomed” in its place. The Brookhaven Theatre was another art deco movie house in Prt Jefferson Station. That is where a Blockbuster Movie theatre appeared after that was torn down…Come to think of it all the movie theaters of my youth have been torn down. I am a big movie geek, and I used to spend hours watching the matinees at all those theaters. I work in movies a bit now, and will be in the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises in July, 2012. So thanks to all those great theaters for inspiring me, and making me fall in love with film.

movielovahhh on May 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

Fox also had a Blocklbuster that stood in the place where the Fox theatre stood…so Blockbuster truly did destroy the movie houses ; (

FriarFrank on May 12, 2012 at 7:46 am

Thanks for the updates, guy. We will look for you in the new BATMAN feature. How can we find you?

rivest266 on October 22, 2020 at 12:48 am

Opened 1968-1985 per NY Daily News listings

rivest266 on June 1, 2021 at 11:04 pm

Opened on October 16th, 1968 with “For the Love of Ivy”. Grand opening ad posted.

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Now if only someone could find a picture of this theatre.

Bloop on October 10, 2021 at 2:38 am

Does ANYONE remember a movie theater in either Stonybook OR Setauket that decorated the CEILING of the theater with old one sheet movie posters ?? Was this it ??

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