Long Island Theatres and Entertainment Collection

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Long Island Theatres and Entertainment Collection


Theater--New York (State)--Long Island.
Jones Beach Theatre (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Jones Beach Marine Theatre (Wantagh, N.Y.)
Mineola Playhouse (Mineola, N.Y.)
Mineola Theatre (Mineola, N.Y.)
Riverhead Lecture Association (Riverhead, N.Y.)
Newspaper clippings.
Promotional materials.


The collection spans the years 1897 through 2005 and includes programs, playbills, booklets, broadsides, movie guides, news clippings, promotional materials, circus toys and musical instruments. The types of theatres represented in the collection include everything from community playhouses to the outdoor marine stadium at Jones Beach, and the productions run the gamut from lectures to musical extravaganzas.


J. Boucher
M. Curtis


Long Island Theatres and Entertainment Collection


Hofstra University Special Collections/Long Island Studies Institute


1897 - current


Michael Curtis


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Collection Items

A coronet dating to the 1900s.

Circus Wagon With Figurines Toy
A metal circus wagon with horses, driver, musicians, and animals.

"Prudential L.I. Theatres Newsette" (1931)
A promotional newsletter produced by Prudential L.I. Theatres.

"Greate Concerte of Ye Olden Time" Playbill (1897)
A playbill for a performance of "sacred hymns and wordlie songs" at the "Methody Meeting House."

"Sally-Irene and Mary" Program (Jones Beach Stadium c. 1930s)
A theatrical program for a production of "Sally-Irene and Mary" produced at the Jones Beach Stadium.

"Redhead" Program (Westbury Music Fair 1960)
A theatrical program for a production of "Redhead" at the Westbury Music Fair.

"Beyond the Fringe" Promotional Flyer
An advertising flyer produced by Firesign Theatre and Curtain Time for "Beyond the Fringe."

"The Pirates of Penzance" Program (1949)
A program for a performance of "The Pirates of Penzance" put on by the Freeport Community Choral.

Patchogue and Rialto Theatres Flyer (1929)
An advertising flyer for the Patchogue and Rialto Theatres promoting a production of "Lucky Star" and vaudeville shows.

Palace Theatre Advertising Card (1922)
An card for the Palace Theatre in Patchogue advertising an upcoming performance of Vaudeville entertainers and Sidney Chapin in "King Queen Joker."
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