Unique Theatre

140 South Ocean Avenue,
Patchogue, NY 11772

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Additional Info

Nearby Theaters


The original Unique Theatre was no more than a store front in the turn of the (20th) century Conklin Building. The theatre opened around 1904-05 and presumably, closed in 1913 when the new, dedicated, free standing, Unique Theatre was opened a few doors away.

The space returned to retail use at that time. The building survived until a few years ago when it was levelled and condos built. Interestingly, the condo site also includes land on which the second Unique Theatre (laterly Rialto Theatre) had stood.

Contributed by rvb

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

robboehm on March 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

A picture of the Unique may be found on page 108 of Hans Henke’s “Patchogue, the Early Years”.

robboehm on June 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

It’s interesting that this building survived over a hundred years until it was demolished for the condo project, but it’s successor was subjected to three fires over the years and only rebuilt twice.

robboehm on March 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Advertising flyer added.

robboehm on September 2, 2015 at 7:33 am

Uploaded an image of the Unique.

robboehm on October 31, 2016 at 7:07 am

In a newpaper article on March 21, 1913 it was announced that Nathan Goldstein, the manager of the Unique, was purchasing land on South Ocean Avenue for the purpose of building a new motion picture and vaudeville house at a cost of $25,000. The new theater was also called the Unique, and later Rialto. See listing on CT.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.