South Bay Cinemas

495 Montauk Highway,
West Babylon, NY 11704

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

South Bay Cinemas

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The South Bay is a free standing building within the shopping center it is located in. It was closed in November 2016 for renovation.

Contributed by Bway Chris

Recent comments (view all 44 comments)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Orlando, you’re one of the few voices here that I trust, so this does seem like very promising news.

robboehm
robboehm on December 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Passed by today. Building looks derelict with cracked facade, broken marquee. No signs of anything having been done. Pylon says renovating with a 2017 opening, see uploaded photo. Gonna need a lot of renovating in my opinion.

robboehm
robboehm on March 12, 2017 at 11:25 am

Passed by today. Exterior looks even worse. No apparent activity inside. Think we can say bye bye.

robboehm
robboehm on April 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Still no signs of activity, only decay.

baysider73
baysider73 on April 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

The theater is now owned by Jay Levinson and his mini JJ chain which own the Bellmore Playhouse, Merrick Cinemas, Elwood and Sayville. Not sure if he owns the Teaneck or Kinnelon in NJ. He use to own the Glen Cove but that’s going to AMC. This theater has been around forever, even before I was born. I never been to this theater but I been to JJ’s other theaters in Bellmore and Merrick and are worth going to. I wanna see how it looks once JJ finishes renovation. You can take a look at the South Bay Facebook page on the progress of the reno.

robboehm
robboehm on April 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

The South Bay Facebook page shows the way the theater will look whenever they finish the reno. The reality is that as of two weeks ago it looked like an abandoned building that should be demolished.

paul baar
paul baar on May 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

IT WAS A HIGH QUALITY SINGLE THEATER IN ITS DAY.I ALWAYS ENJOYED GOING THERE,THE MULTIPLEX THEATERS OF TODAY CAN NOT COMPARE TO THE SINGLE LARGE SCREEN THAT WERE.WIDE SCREEN AT ITS BEST TOBE VIEWED BEN-HUR OR ANY STAR WARS,MULTIPLEX SCREENS DO THEM NO JUSTICE.I LOVED SEEING “WHERE EAGLES DARE"THERE.THE FIRST MOVIE I SAW THERE WAS DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE,I THINK IT WAS THE FIRST MOVIE TO PLAY THERE IN 1967.

robboehm
robboehm on May 28, 2017 at 10:26 am

The decay continues. No signs of any activity.

paul baar
paul baar on June 7, 2017 at 11:39 am

We went to see “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgum"at the Shouth Bay theater. My mother raved about it so much the manager gave us all free passes to see it again.It was a good movie ,part comedy,part romance,and part travel log. Alot of cameos and a great cast. Charlton Heston complained that they should have promoted his movie"Number One"at United Artist as much as "If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgum. Apparently his movie wasn’t "Number One” at the box office.

robboehm
robboehm on June 20, 2017 at 7:17 am

Still no signs of activity.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater