Orpheum Theatre

65 W. Main Street,
East Islip, NY 11730

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robboehm on May 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Uploaded photo as auto parts store.

robboehm on March 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Uploaded interior of the Orpheum in the day.

guitarpixistar on March 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

google has it right, its the home of VMA Kempo Jiu Jitsu Of East Islip now.

Bway on May 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

I am confused, is this the site of the old theater?

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unamurkel on October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Very nice information on Percy Williams. Thank you.

According to most reports I’ve read about vaudeville and the performers, Percy was a charming, generous person. But you all know that from Williams 1) getting out of the Orpheum interests when it was starting to get ugly and monopolized and 2) founding an Aged Actors' Home. A good egg, all around.

Bway on February 27, 2007 at 3:42 am

Wow, I never would have thought that building was a theater at one time. It doesn’t particularly look like one on the outside.
None of the links above work, anyone know of any historic photos of the Orpheum?

In the meantime….here’s an aerial view of the structure:

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jonnoboy on November 2, 2006 at 7:06 pm

last year there was a fire at this location in autoparts store- i worked there, about three years ago, and did admire the beuty of the old tinwork throughout, not to mention the feeling of the solid old wood floors, and stage area-jon

sparkythecomic on September 4, 2006 at 9:26 am

does anybody have the address of the old theater

rajen55 on November 24, 2004 at 9:03 pm

Its an Auto parts store. Has the original tin walls and ceiling.

longislandmovies on November 24, 2004 at 7:22 pm

what is in this space now

rajen55 on November 24, 2004 at 6:10 pm

Yes it is. (I can’t figure out how to add to my original blurb..) I have pictures of the Theatre from at least 1915. View link

It became a Doll-Wig factory in 1919 or so up until just before WWII.

Here is an undated pic View link

RobertR on November 24, 2004 at 5:10 am

Is this building still standing?

rajen55 on November 23, 2004 at 10:28 pm

This theatre is in Percy G. Williams home town where he died. Does anyone know if he had any part in its creation?