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Gateway sets plans for drive-in movies

The north parking lot at The Gateway was empty, but executive artistic director Paul Allan was measuring details, like how many cars could be serviced for a movie drive-in. The projector would …

The Great South Bay Music Festival is the latest on a list of cancelled large events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival, originally planned for July 16-19, is an annual tradition that takes …

The top-notch summer musicals The Gateway is known for won’t grace the stage this year, but they will in 2021. The same lineup pitched for the season, “Evita,” “Next to …

Suzanne McKenna Link wrote “Finding Edward” over the last year, scheduling the book’s release before the wave of the current pandemic crashed over the world. The story follows …

You can watch a brand new release cosseted on your couch. Sometimes you can even pair the moment with a cocktail and special snacks. Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center is offering virtual …

Two Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts staffers who were let go in early April, were rehired over this past week. Box office manager Justin Pandolfi and marketing and public relations director …

The Gateway board of directors and staff has announced their summer season will start July 1, 2020. “It’s not written in stone, but as of now that seems to be the sensible …

The New Students, a Bellport/Brookha- ven-based band, is offering online live music in a series called “Quarantunes”

You can have Sessions With The Stars with The Gateway. Not in their theater, but through a Facebook Live web series. “The Sound of Music” leads Ryan K. Bailer and Brandi Burkhardt …

Out of the 40 contestants who went to sing in Hawai’i on American Idol, 20 were sent home, including Bellport’s own Shannon Gibbons, who impressed the judges in her audition, dubbing her …

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, whose walls reverberated with imaginative Broadway concerts, dramatic offerings and top stars along with tribute and doo-wop bands, has temporarily closed …

Bellport’s Shannon Gibbons complet- ed the stress test on “American Idol” known as Hollywood Week, and she was chosen by the judges to move on to the next round. She and her …

As part of the state government’s efforts to promote physical distancing, theaters were some of the first to be shut down due to the coronavirus. Three local theaters are adapting to forced …

The gut-wrenching death of 8-year- old Thomas Valva gripped Long Island because in a place where parents take on third jobs to pay for travel soccer, the neglect of a child is antithetical to …

Shannon Gibbons, the 20-year-old singer from Bellport trying to be the next “American Idol,” is one step closer to that goal. She moved on by recommendation of the three judges …

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts recently announced that it would receive a $25,000 donation from American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. The company is an independent …

Long Island Traditions, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, and the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in Patchogue recently announced that the Maritime Film Festival is postponed due to the …

Due to coronavirus concerns, Mayor Paul Pontieri officially announced that the Village of Patchogue will be postponing their St. Patrick's Day parade scheduled for Sunday, March 22.  No further …

Being inspired by your hometown is a blessing and curse: You ultimately are writing what you know, but you are also critical of what you love. Such is the case with Joel Mowdy, who lives a …

Blue Point Brewing Company will celebrate International Women’s Day with a choose-your- own-adventure style scavenger hunt, which will take place this Saturday, March 7. The hunt is free to …

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