Century's Morton Village Theatre

998 Old Country Road,
Plainview, NY 11803

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters

Functions: Retail

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Morton Village Theater, Old Country Road, Plainview, NY

Opened on May 11, 1962 with Jeffrey Hunter in “King of Kings”. The modern Morton Village Theatre stood at the edge of the Morton Village Shopping Center. This theatre had a short life before Century Theaters closed it. It was then gutted and converted to retail use.

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Recent comments (view all 41 comments)

vistafilms on June 13, 2009 at 11:53 pm

In ‘80 I saw Chariots of Fire at Morton and I remember the admission was about the same as the bargain theatre in Northport – about $1

robboehm on November 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Read something on one of the other sites regarding the Morton Village. Facade has glazed black and white brick. Sinage was red and not the splashy sinage common to Century. Maybe a local restriction?

RSB on December 26, 2011 at 1:25 am

I remember taking pictures of Batman & Robin there, as they showed up to promote their new Batman movie playing there, in ‘66 or '67.

RSB on December 26, 2011 at 1:26 am

Anybody know what year the theater closed?

robboehm on January 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I question whether that is the Morton Village in the picture. The auditorium ran parallel to Old Country Road. I don’t remember the entrance being positioned on the shopping center side, which this would have to be, since the entrance was on the east end. There were also trees on Old Country Road. I also don’t remember the building being white.

RSB on January 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

110% positive…it’s the Morton Village Theater. When I took the picture, my back was to Old Country Road. And no, the auditorium ran perpendicular to Old Country Road. The building that is still there now utilizes the same original footprint as the movie theater, which was on the extreme left (west) side of the Morton Village Shopping Center property.

Orlando on August 7, 2017 at 7:13 am

While I was posting a comment, it was wiped out by this sight, so I’ll keep it to myself. That is Batman at the Morton Village Theatre. Great place to work at. One of the two I adored. Spent 1980-1983 there. Wonderful staff, Lots of sellouts, no concessions business!

Orlando on August 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

PS Wrong address, it was 998 Old Country Road, Plainview.

Orlando on August 12, 2017 at 7:09 am

To Long Islnd Movies,when will I get an invite to your Plaza theatre, I know that I will have to pay for the popcorn and soda, even the ticket but the tour will be free but you must give it! Ha, ha, ha. I know you didn’t care for M.V,\but that made me next to last manager. Closed in 1985 with “Emerald Forest” and matinees of “Rainbow Brite”. I bought the last ticket sold on closing night. I asked Mata not to tear it. There was a cricket in the theatre which added to the crickets in the movie. That was “Live Effects” first presented here. Closed in 1985. Opened in 1964 with “King Of Kings” with Jeffrey Hunter and would later work at (2014-2017). The Kings of Kings is in Brooklyn, NY.

rivest266 on October 20, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Opened May 11th, 1962. Grand opening ad posted by someone else.

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