Greenport Theatre

211 E. Front Street,
Greenport, NY 11944

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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Greenport Village Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 631.477.8600

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Greenport Theater

An older movie theatre was originally on this site, which was destroyed by a hurricane in September 1938. The Greenport Theatre was opened May 11, 1939 with Don Ameche in “The Story of Alexander Graham Bell”.

Since June 19, 1992 the theatre has had four screens (thee in the former orchestra and the balcony is the fourth screen). It is located in the heart of town at E. Front Street and Third Street.

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robboehm
robboehm on June 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

Theater reopened for it’s brief summer season on June 19th. Of the four auditoriums, Number 1 is NOT handicapped accessible.

robboehm
robboehm on October 27, 2016 at 7:01 am

They hung in past Labor Day this year. Warm weather.

Texas2step
Texas2step on November 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

This one opened on May 11, 1939. The feature film was “The Story of Alexander Graham Bell”.

robboehm
robboehm on October 9, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Closed for the season Labor Day but opened two days in October for some sort of TV festival. I don’t know how this place survives on a season of less than 10 weeks.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on October 9, 2019 at 9:13 pm

The theater makes little if any. He loves the old theater. He collects theater memorabilia and has it displyed throughout.

robboehm
robboehm on October 10, 2019 at 6:50 am

When I used to summer on Shelter Island I would ferry over and go to the movies when it was it’s original self. Since I moved to Manorville I don’t “do” Shelter Island and although I get to Greenport several times a year I have not been in the theater since it was modified.

I which he’d retained the old signage, however.

robboehm
robboehm on October 26, 2020 at 8:11 pm

I’ve been told that the owner shows a short film prior to the regular program paying homage to the theater which originally was on the site. Be nice to see it. Wonder if it’s on YouTube.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 28, 2021 at 4:04 pm

The theatre was a single screen until 1990, sometime in the early 1990’s it became a quad, the balcony was upstairs and three were on the main floor.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 28, 2021 at 6:26 pm

Please update: The theatre was a single screen until 1990, sometime in 1992 it became a quad, the balcony was upstairs and three were on the main floor. The theatre in the 1970 was operated by United Artists Theatres..

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 15, 2021 at 3:56 pm

Please update, theatre open as a quad on June 19, 1992 and it was known as the Village Cinema Greenport. They also operated the Village Cinema Hempstead (aka Calderone Theatre). Article in Photos section.

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