Islip Cinemas

410 W. Main Street,
Islip, NY 11751

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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., Cineplex Odeon

Architects: Drew Eberson, John Adolph Emil Eberson

Previous Names: Movies on Main, Islip Triplex Theatre, Islip Pavilion Theatre, Islip Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 631.650.9631

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Islip Cinemas

A surviving downtown theatre from its opening by Associated Prudential Theaters Inc. on April 5, 1947. On December 24, 1980 the Islip Theatre was triplexed. On August 11, 1989 it was taken over by Cineplex Odeon.

The Islip Theatre’s colorful old neon marquee continued to welcome moviegoers until 2006. In January 2013, the theatre began a renovation, and reopened June 20, 2013 as the Islip Cinemas. It was closed on March 17, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contributed by Bway Chris

Recent comments (view all 204 comments)

rivest266 on October 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm

The Prudential Islip theatre opened on April 5th, 1947. Grand opening ad already posted.

ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 5:54 pm

Please add previous owners: Cineplex Odeon

robboehm on March 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm

ridethectrain -I know that the owners of the former Jackson Heights Cinemas purchased the Islip but I don’t recall that Cineplex Odeon was ever involved.

ridethectrain on March 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

robboehm Just uploaded a Suffolk Cineplex Odeon ad showing ownership of the theatre, see photos

robboehm on March 17, 2021 at 6:41 pm

Thanks ridethectrain.

rivest266 on June 1, 2021 at 4:10 pm

Better grand opening ad posted.

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 7:01 pm

Phone is not in service. Not a good sign.

ridethectrain on June 4, 2021 at 7:38 pm

Cineplex Odeon took control on August 11, 1989, after they merge with Loews went back indie

ridethectrain on June 15, 2021 at 4:19 pm

Please update, became a triplex on December 24, 1980, No Grand Opening ad

ridethectrain on December 17, 2021 at 11:12 am

Please update, theatre closed, hasn’t reopened since the shutdown.

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