AMC Loews Stony Brook 17
is the most popular movie theater in the area, playing all the latest Hollywood releases. The Staller Center for the Arts
offers a wide variety of world class performances from September through May and presents the Stony Brook Film Festival every July, which is into its 14th year and always generates a buzz in the area. Over 50 professional performances, as well as about 450 events presented by the departments of Art, Theater Arts and Music are part of the Staller Center season. There's another movie theater in nearby Port Jefferson - PJ Cinemas
, and one in Holtsville at exit 62 - Island 16 Cinema de Lux, which has 16 auditoriums, and features highback rocking recliner seats with drinkholders and raisable armrests.