Hauppauge Theater

546 Route 111,
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Bloop on February 2, 2022 at 9:59 pm

VERY disappointed that there are not more comments here . I mean on Rocky Horror ALONE . I just posted an ad for a (softcore?) adult booking here in the photos section . C'mon all you rocky horror people from 1978-1980 ! Where ARE you ????

robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Theater was still in operation in 1983 at a time when the larger venues were being chopped up and the independent one closing.

hauppaugeusher on March 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

robboehm, It was air conditioned. I worked there during Rocky, Rollercoaster, and dozens of other movies. I used to pick up the films in Ft. Lee NJ for each feature change. I also worked at Mayfair in Commack. I can tell you that theatre was party city after hours for the employees. We used to lock the doors, roll em up, drink em down, and hang till 2:00 am. It was usher and candy girl heaven.

The owners were from Dix Hills. they liked private porn screenings, so we knew to stay away if their cars were outside.

robboehm on March 21, 2015 at 12:52 pm

From Route 111 you can see a mushroom ventilation unit. Was not the theater air conditioned from the beginning? Unfortunately the unit cannot be seen from ground level, only the significantly higher Route 111. Hence, no photo.

robboehm on November 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Added front and rear photos of the theater as the Chase Bank.

robboehm on January 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

Contrary to the demolished, it is my contention that the building is still standing and is now a Chase bank.

robboehm on November 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I was never inside this theatre but found the signage unique. Am I not correct in remembering this and the Deer Park as having the only yellow signs of all the Long Island theatres?

icom on November 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I seen that crazy ass worm movie called SQUIRM in this theater and also food of the gods.

FriarFrank on September 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I saw part of the film “All That Jazz” there in 1979 (I walked out because I thought it was so bad). And of course, I first saw “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” there at the midnight showing in 1980.

robboehm on July 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

The theatre opened July 1963

kencmcintyre on October 11, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Check out the Loyola Theater (Westchester, CA) page for a You Tube TV ad posted recently. The Colonel makes a live appearance. You can also see the theater, which was the point of the addition.

Bloop on October 11, 2007 at 12:21 pm

KFC was better in the 1970’s. I remember their stores were also few and far between…I remememer Northport (my friend’s sister was a manager), Massapequa (one of my friends worked there) and Deer Park? Today, KFC’s main problem is that, underneath the crispy coating, there is a slimey/watery under-coating that makes the entire skin slide off with the first bite. Truly disgusting. KFC also has the worst/ most careless employees, and sometimes the customers can look like a casting call for a John Waters movie…….

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 11, 2007 at 6:17 am

Yes, ken mc… KFC should certainly be distinguished from its more honestly named precursor Kentucky Fried Chicken. The Colonel must be rolling over in his grave.

kencmcintyre on October 10, 2007 at 8:34 pm

KFC, that is. It’s getting late.

kencmcintyre on October 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm

KFC was actually pretty good in the seventies. I think they were using the original recipe which had a little spice to it. That has been homogenized out of existence to the tasteless crud they serve now. Hopefully KFX is not one of the sponsors at the top of the page.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 10, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Bloop… For a real riot, checkout the schlocky shoe-string budget sci-fi flick “Without Warning” with Mitchell – not to mention a slumming Martin Landau, Jack Palance and none other than Corporal Agarn himself, Larry Storch! But in all fairness to poor old Cameron, he did manage a role as the notorious hoodlum lampooned by the Sid Ceaser-like character portrayed by Joe Bologna in the terrific “My Favorite Year” back in 1982 – in the midst of all his drive-in horror film appearances.

Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 11:40 am

a picture of an old Chicken Delight bag:

Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 11:36 am

RE: Chicken Delight. Does anyone else wonder why Chicken Delight vanished and the (horrible, greasy & expensive!) KFC still exists?

Bloop on October 10, 2007 at 11:34 am

Cameron Mitchell only appears in bad (bad/boring, not bad/hilarious) movies. However, there is one exception; the twisted “Night Train to Terror” (which I saw at the Smithtown Indoor/Outdoor , in 1985). “Night Train…..” is like a modern day Ed Wood mish-mosh, weaving 3 separate stories together with stop-animation, gore, bad acting, and editing that was probably done in the basement of a crack-house (during a police raid). LOOK for “Night Train…” on DVD (it appears in those “20 Horror Movies for $ 12.99” sets! (WARNING: do not confuse with Jamie Lee Curtis' “Terror Train” !)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 9, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Hey Bloop! Thanks for another trip down memory lane, courtesy of a CT member! Never been to the Hauppauge, but I do recall the movie “The Silent Scream.” Pretty sure I saw that on 42nd Street, but it might have been at the Midway in Forest Hills. It was definitely on a double bill! I don’t remember caring for it much and remember finding it hard to take comedian Avery Schrieber seriously as a cop. Cameron Mitchell played his partner and was in a number of low budget horror/sci-fi flicks found at local grinders in the early ‘80’s. Yvonne DeCarlo also shows up in that one as the kooky old lady who owns the beach house where all the action takes place.

longislandmovies on October 9, 2007 at 4:06 pm


Bloop on October 9, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Very 1970’s Addendum: One night after “Rocky Horror”, my then girlfriend’s car broke down, a nice hippie couple gave us a ride home in their van…as payment, I gave them a “Rocky Horror” 8-Track tape.

Bloop on October 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm

There was a Chicken Delight (YUM) in that shopping center, as well as a supermarket and a hair cutting school/clinic! I was a “Rocky Horror” regular, at Haupauge (1978-1980). The crowd was “borderline”,however . Mixed in with the die-hard “Rocky” fans with the costumes and make-up, were drunk / drugged-out local dirt-bags with LOTS of yelling “F**K YOU” at the guy with “no neck”. LOL.
I remember seeing “Rocky Horror” one midnight and a brand new movie called “The Warriors” was showing during their regular hours. I also saw a bizarre movie called “Silent Scream” there. The Haupauge Theater itself, was pretty generic—like a slightly bigger version of the Larkfield Theater in East Nortport. I presume it closed inbetween 1982-86, like every other theater…..

VivaLaDriveIn on September 28, 2007 at 8:28 am

This is currently Brennan’s, which was Heffrons before that. I saw Poltergeist back in ‘82 when I was only 6 years old. I believe I spent a majority of the movie hiding my eyes or crying.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 25, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Ask Bloop — he seems to know the lay of the land out there.