HK Studio

11 Atlantic Avenue,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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Previously operated by: Island Theater Circuit, Lesser Theatre Services

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Arcade Theatre, Studio 1

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Arcade circa 1932

The Arcade Theatre was opened prior to 1913. On April 14, 1965 it became Studio 1, a small independent art house down the block from the Lynbrook Theatre. It was renamed HK Studio on December 7, 1971. It was closed on October 23, 1986. I think it may have changed owners near the end and was running mainstream first run films.

Contributed by RobertR

Recent comments (view all 41 comments)

robboehm on October 4, 2013 at 7:38 am

Ed, what happened to the photo you mentioned in June?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

Every time I’ve been in Lynbrook Bagels since then, I haven’t seen the owner or manager – just the girls out front handling the busy line. I have to get in there when it isn’t so crowded and bustling and ask about that image.

robboehm on October 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Re your comment that perhaps the Lyric became the Strand in RVC. I doubt it. The Strand had a seating capacity well over 1,000. Highly unlikely in this time period.

robboehm on March 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

Photo of Studio 1 from American Classic Images and a 1916 photo of the Arcade have been uploaded. Arcade was on the west side of Atlantic Avenue so this view looks south. Note the original entrance to the Arcade WAS an arcade. Now we need a later shot with the Arcade marquee referred to by Ed Solero in earlier postings.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Just added a photo of Atlantic Ave circa 1932/33 that shows a glimpse of the Arcade Theatre marquee. This is the same pic I’ve seen in rotation on the display screens mounted inside the Lynbrook Deli.

ridethectrain on November 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Please update, Studio 1 closed in the summer of 1986. During the late years of operation, they started show art house films.

robboehm on November 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

And for one of those art films was the only time I was ever in the theater. There was no balcony and the ceiling was quite low. I think it was those metallic squares from way back when.

rivest266 on November 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

This was renamed HK Studio on December 7th, 1971.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

Reopened as Studio 1 on April 14th, 1965. Grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain on July 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

Please update, theatre closed October 23, 1986

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