UA North Babylon Twin
1130 Deer Park Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.
Functions: Medical Center
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: UA North Babylon
Opened by Associated Prudential Theatres Inc. as a single screen theatre on August 19, 1959 with Mitzi Gaynor in “South Pacific”. It was converted to a twin in 1982. Free standing marquee leaning out over sidewalk. United Artists moved out in 1984 and it was operated by an independent until it closed in 1985, after which the theatre was gutted.
It reopened as a Pier One Imports showroom. Blockbuster Video took over the location in the early-1990’s and operated for many years. By 2014 it was a medical center.
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I remember seeing Robin Hood there in 1983 with my dad on the day before Easter. I was 8 at the time. Just a very vivid memory.
The heading of this theatre should read “retail use” as the building was NEVER demolished.
How ironic that Blockbuster Video, which helped kills theatres, took over this space. It did the same thing in Westerly, RI.
I saw Willard there too! The last film I saw there was Cujo.
I saw the best trible feature there in the late 1960s, “Reptilicus”, “Konga”, “Godzilla vs. the Thing” Wow, those were the days!
No longer retail. Now a medical facility. See new photo.
This was part of the Prudential chain which ruled Suffolk County whereas the Deer Park was under the banner of Associated Independent Theaters, most of which were in Nassau County.
I saw Bobby Kennedy campaigning in 1964 at this shopping center,but that’s another story.I saw “Funny Girl”,“Cabaret”,“Lenny”,and"Rollerball" there.
According to the NY Daily News listings it was twinned in 1982 and closed in 1985 after UA dropped it in 1984.
2 screens on May 9th, 1980. Grand opening ad posted.