Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

2 E. Main Street,
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Performing Arts, Playhouse

Previous Names: Smithtown Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 631.724.3700

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Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

The Smithtown Theatre was operated by Prudential Circuit in the 1940’s. UA operated this for many years as a discount house usually day and dating with Lindenhurst and Northport. There was a period in the 1980’s when they booked first run here for awhile. (it might have been when the Smith Haven Mall was being quaded). “Hannah and Her Sisters” was one of the films that opened first run here, and did very well. On September 13, 2001 UA closed the theatre and a year later it was renovated and opened as a live playhouse.

Contributed by Robert R

Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

robboehm on June 1, 2012 at 4:04 am

Theatre is having major financial problems. They need to raise big bucks or else they will close by the end of the year. See the web site for more information.

How may PACs can LI support? WHB is doing well; Patchogue has stuff now and then; Westbury is due to open in the fall, Suffolk (Riverhead) in the spring. And there’s CM and Engelmann and Theatre Three. Arena is history.

wally 75
wally 75 on June 11, 2012 at 5:39 am

Have you ever checked out show at CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER? AKA OAKDALE… they are never dark new shows every one to two weeks…It can happen..just need good bookers to fill gaps between artsy shows, if that’s a word.Smithtown is in a great spot to draw from N & S shore..

SeaBassTian on August 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

Definitely worth the long drive from Port Jeff for that discount! I could even be persuaded to take in something slightly high-brow in my youth like Nell. The structure itself, probably crumbling but it’s an impressive sight.

robboehm on August 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

The physical structure appears to be in good shape; the financial is another story. They are trying to raise funds to keep the place open. I think they need something like a quarter million.

robboehm on April 6, 2015 at 3:20 am

Closeup uploaded.

robboehm on April 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Photo of raffle ticket for Shirley Temple doll as part of the promo for “Our Little Girl” at the Smithtown Theatre uploaded.

robboehm on April 9, 2015 at 2:45 am

Uploaded photos of the auditorium old and new, and the photo from the stage which appears on the website.

Pete986 on June 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Do they still show Rocky Horror here?

ridethectrain on July 13, 2021 at 11:51 pm

ease update, theatre closed as a movie theatre on September 13, 2001

RobertR on March 22, 2022 at 2:37 pm

The marquee is announcing the theatre has been saved which is wonderful news. The productions here are wonderful, I go to see every show that plays here.

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