College Plaza Twin Cinemas

349 Horseblock Road,
Farmingville, NY 11738

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Opened by United Artists as the College Plaza Twin on December 25, 1971 as part of the College Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of Waverly Avenue and Horseblock Road (which was once called Farm to Market Road). It was in the College Plaza Shopping Center, which at the time had a Waldbaum’s.

Throughout most of its life it was a first run movie house except for rereleases, including “Gone with the Wind” in the 1970’s. Sometimes when a movie was a big hit it would play in both theater. This was the case with “Young Frankenstein”.

The theater closed in 1986. Today a Family Dollar store has taken the place of where I saw many great movies. Go into that store and you will not see the front concession, nor the seats, nor the screens. They gutted the building.

Contributed by Alan G. Wasenius

Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

jpark377 on November 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I don’t know why the opening synopsis usually has inaccuracies on this site, but here we go again. This theater closed in the mid 1980’s, and the location remained empty for a long time. I know it closed in the 80’s, because I remember getting off work at the Bay Shore Drive In (closed in 1990), and having to go Farmingville to assist in the closing (basically, get UA’s stuff out of the building). I can say this for certain, the manager Lee L., who went over to UA Babylon after the closing, was one of the best theater managers that I’ve ever met. Any theater she was at was so clean, you could eat off the floor. While I’m at it, her husband Joe was a hell of a manager also. Mr. L. we miss you- RIP.

Jayar1 on September 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

The Dollar Store is now at the location of College Plaza Twin Cinemas. A new facade is under construction of the entire shopping center.

robboehm on September 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

A drive-by confirmed what I suspected from looking at the aerial shot; the theatres were at the left side of the shopping center.

JBond007 on August 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

If anyone has any pictures of the inside of the College Plaza Twin, I would be so grateful if you shared them on this website. This place was so near and dear to someone I know(s) heart and would be so grateful to see one picture! thanks guys!

fred1 on August 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

UA ran the theater

Orlando on April 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

This theatre was operated by UA in partnership with G.G. theatres. I saw the plans and designs that were in the Port Washington (Beacon) Theatre when I managed the place in 1989-1992. It was not uncommon for UA to have their fingers in everything. UA was also partners with Century on the Morton Village, Whitman and York in Huntington as we made duplicate box office reports for them.

rivest266 on October 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm

Newspaper listings ended in 1986.

ridethectrain on May 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

grand opening ad in photos section from Newsday

rivest266 on June 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Higher quality grand opening posted.

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