Greenport Theatre

211 E. Front Street,
Greenport, NY 11944

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ridethectrain on June 15, 2021 at 11:56 am

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.

ridethectrain on March 28, 2021 at 2:26 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 on March 28, 2021 at 12:04 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.

robboehm on October 26, 2020 at 4:11 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.

robboehm on October 10, 2019 at 2:50 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.

rcdt55b on October 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm

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

robboehm on October 9, 2019 at 3:23 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.

Texas2step on November 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

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

robboehm on October 27, 2016 at 3:01 am

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

robboehm on June 24, 2015 at 7:30 am

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

robboehm on March 31, 2015 at 3:01 am

Photos uploaded as the theater appears today.

robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Uploaded photo of the fa├žade prior to becoming a multiplex.

rcdt55b on September 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Greenport ran their last 35MM film on Labor Day weekend. Starting in the spring, they will be fully digital.

cxdejesus on December 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

This Post card is of the present Greenpor Movie Theater. Prior to this building there was another Movie Theater on this location. I believe it was called Glynns Theater. That was destroyed by the 1938 Hurricane. The Opera House was located at the corner of Bay Avenue and Main Street. and was not destroyed by the 1938 Hurrinace.

robboehm on August 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Seasonal is the word. Come Labor Day they’ll close. Then they’ll reopen in mid June. They don’t make any attempt to extend the season. For Pete’s sake the Montauk has a much longer season and a much smaller potential clientele. Even Sag Harbor is now open year ‘round. This is a boon for the folks on Shelter Island. All they have to do is drive to the ferry slip on their side and walk a couple of blocks to the theatre when they get into Greenport.

cmbussmann on August 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

We were out in North Fork this weekend and rolled into Greenport later in the evening on Saturday for dinner. We saw the Greenport Theatre marquee and got excited but we were too late to make any 9pm screenings. Not put off, I ducked into the lobby and — wow! — the place looks great: a beautifully restored lobby with a stand-alone ticket booth, nice concessions, vintage signs, tasteful decorations, and an overall cheerful and successful atmosphere. I know this place is seasonal and I wonder how well it’s actually doing but it looks great and I really want to see a film here now.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 16, 2011 at 5:29 am

From the 1940s a view of the Greenport Theatre on Long Island New York.

robboehm on August 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

The vertical is dramatic, the “V” signage is pathetic. Before they redid the place the signage was flat, long and narrow across the front of the building. The name was spelled out in single, white incandescent lights, also pathetic.

johndereszewski on August 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

The old place has appeared to be having another good season this year. The cafe is really an asset.

bicyclereporter on August 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

Was in Greenport on a bike trip, Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Cool place. Nice facade, strains your neck to get a full shot with marquee since it’s a narrow street. The MetroEast Cafe is open too. Nice place.

rcdt55b on November 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I’m surprised they closed early too. At least they have the Cafe rented again. Too bad they won’t upgrade the sound in the theaters there.

longislandmovies on September 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Just framed a pen and ink drawing of the GREENPORT THEATER I bought in 1989 .It took 20 years but it looks great. lol

johndereszewski on September 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

The Greenport actually closed up shop for the season just after Labor Day. Given the number of September events scheduled in Greenport, I am surprised that the theater closed so soon. Still, the Greenport did very fine business this summer. Look forward to a great 2010!

johndereszewski on July 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I have enjoyed this theater very much this summer, where I visit it from my wife’s mother’s place in Shelter Island. It is now open every day during the tourist season, as opposed to serving the public only 4-5 days of the week in previous years. They have also expanded the cafe, which serves both movie patrons and general customers, which should help generate additional revenue.(It’s like a less upscale version of what the Cinemart has produced in Forest Hills.) Attendance seems to be pretty healthy.

In short, the Greenport is doing very well – and best of luck to it!

Bway on May 21, 2009 at 6:42 am

Just renewing the link for this theater.