South Shore Mall Twin

1701 Sunrise Highway,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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South Shore Mall Twin

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Opened in 1967 by Loews, the old South Shore Mall Theater in Bayshore shut its doors in the mid-1990’s. Once a single screener, a wall was installed down the middle to convert this to a twin.

The lobby was converted into a leather store, while the theater itself remained completely intact behind a gated area. The theatre was demolished in February 2014 to allow for improvements to the mall.

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Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

JohnMessick on January 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

This looks like the Howard Theatre in Lebanon Pennsylvania. It too started out as a single screen and was twinned. The Howard was demolished in the early 2000’s.

offp2001 on January 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

Hey Mike….I posted a pic I found of Myself, Bill, and the staff from summer of 1986…..Patrick <><

Bordick on June 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

It closed late December 1997, a week after Titanic opened.

Orlando on March 5, 2014 at 6:37 pm

This building is still standing, “Condemned” notices posted Nov, 2013. Building is completely fenced with the west wall facing mall with L O E W ‘ S block neon name in their original position since they were put up in 1967, (Painted Over). Over 6 years ago, mall management said it would be demolished. That’s some “Coming Soon”.

Orlando on April 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Drove by last Thursday, and the theatre is now gone and the area has been seeded and the grass is growing. I saw “Twister” here. It was a fast demolition. Theatre properties are being destroyed tenfold here and NYC. This year alone, the Lindenhurst, South Shore Mall on L.I. and the beautiful Savoy in Brooklyn (without saving it’s landmark fa├žade) and the DeMille (nee Columbia, Mayfair) in Manhattan. NYC should be ashamed of itself for not protecting its' theatre treasures. It’s to late, there’s nothing left. For the very few that do remain in other uses such as churches and etc., Time Is Running Out!

robboehm on April 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sadly, Orlando, the number of people who care is also diminishing. As those of us remember when movie going was a theatrical experience diminish so will interest in any sort of preservation and, the Cinema Treasures site itself. When I first found the site and joined the number of comments was far greater than you see today. Conversely, the number of theaters has increased due to the interest of a few.

Pete986 on August 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I know you guys are gonna hate me for asking, but, where on the mall property was this theater? I can’t remember for the life of me! I do remember that weird airplane-looking bank that was in the northeast corner of TGI Fridays parking lot. I’m thinking the theater halfway down, just west of Pentaquit Av?

NYer on August 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

If you consider the front of the mall the side that faced Sunrise Highway, the theater was around in the back. You couldn’t see it from the highway.

Pete986 on August 13, 2014 at 2:04 am

Thanks!! Now, what about that weird bank? :)

RobertMauro on August 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Wow, I used to work there back in the 80’s. Memories…

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