South Shore Mall Twin

1701 Sunrise Highway,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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Loews South Shore Mall Twin.....1986

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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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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 21, 2010 at 2:05 am

Patrick,More on Bill Simon.was he the City Manager,because I had the same problem with “SPYS”.

moviegoer
moviegoer on August 15, 2011 at 2:43 am

Is there a way to suggest new info for the overview blurb? The theater was torn down a few years ago to make room for the new Sears building at that end of the mall. Incidentally, I never was in this when it was a single-screen. As a two-screener I can remember seeing Batman here in 1989 and I think I might have alos seen Start Trek III here.

robboehm
robboehm on August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Moviegoer click on about in the heading and follow the prompts to notify the folks at CT about an update.

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 27, 2011 at 4:01 am

Trying to pin point just when this theater closed. I’ve been using New York Magazine listings to do that for some other local theaters. Unfortunately, sometime in 1994, the Magazine apparently stopped listing shows for Long Island. In June 1994, this was showing The Crow and Maverick. By November 1994 the magazine had stopped listing LI theaters.

kc
kc on January 7, 2012 at 5:39 am

Wow. I moved to Bay Shore in 2005 and never got to see the space that is shown in the picture. Unfortunately all I and the rest of the area get to see is a ugly green baricade. The theatre was just the beginning to many other closings at the mall.

offp2001
offp2001 on January 20, 2012 at 12:26 am

Hello Mike Rogers…..Absolutely….The One and Only Spy Himself….Bill Simon….Prior to Managing the Bayshore, I had the pleasure of managing the Trylon on Queens Blvd…and yes….The Spy lurked among us….LOL…Thats allright….25 years of Law Enforcement now and no internal complaints made….I owe it to Bill….I know he’s still watchin me….Best Wishes my Friend….Patrick <><

JohnMessick
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
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
Bordick on June 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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

Orlando
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”.

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