Lynbrook Airdrome

Atlantic Avenue & Union Avenue,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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Airdrome ad 1915

The Lynbrook Airdrome opened in 1915. It could accommodate more than one thousand people.

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 3, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Forgot to mention that I have photos of the UA Lynbrook Theatre in my photobucket album. Feel free to use any of those photos for your website, if youlike. All I ask is that you credit me for any images you take.

guitarteen226 on November 6, 2007 at 2:50 pm

thanks Ed we' ll be sure to give credit to.

guitarteen226 on December 23, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Ed, i'am sorry i haven’t gotten those photos to you. I sent them to your e-mail cause the site is haveing technical diff. hope you get them.

guitarteen226 on March 8, 2008 at 8:14 am

The Lynbrook Lyceum was built sometime between 1890-1892. It burned down in 1913.
I think I also read that the Lynbrook Airdrome was an outdoor theater, constructed on the site of the Lyceum. It supposively had seats for a thousand.

History of Lynbrook, Arthur S. Mattson

If you get a chance to read this book it has tons of great information on this town and old photos.

guitarteen226 on March 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Yes, the Lynbrook Airdrome was built on the spot of the Lynbrook Lyceum in 1915.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm

In one of the hallways of Hempstead Town Hall, there is a map of Lynbrook dating from 1906. This map identifies the location of a “Lyceum Hall” on Union Avenue just south of the triangular intersection it forms with Atlantic Avenue. It is indicated as the 2nd building from that intersection on the east side of Union. The map also indicates the footprint of the building as a long rectangular shape running straight back from Union with it’s rear wall facing towards Atlantic Ave. It would have been adjacent to old Lynbrook High School (that building still stands and is used by the school district as administrative offices) and was located right across Union from the modern High School that now sits on the west side of the street.

I kick myself for not snapping a photo of the map with my cell phone.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

Here’s a link to a photo of the old Lyceum Hall, that pre-dated the Airdrome. Perhaps this is the very pic that hangs in that hall of St Raymonds Church?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

One of these days, I’ll have to get around to creating an actual listing for the Lyceum. I’ve also seen references to a Plaza Theatre on Merrick Road, that may have been the first purpose-built movie house in Lynbrook.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Just posted an image of an advertisement for the Lynbrook Airdrome for the week of August 16th, 1915. According to the item, the Airdrome could fit upwards of 1,000 patrons, and was covered with canvas and netting, presumably to protect against the insect population. It also notifies us that cushions were provided for all, and that admission (10 cents for adults and just a nickel for children) allowed for patrons to stay as long as they wished.

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