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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robboehm
robboehm on August 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

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moviegoer
moviegoer on September 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

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 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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 7:41 am

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

Orlando
Orlando on March 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

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
Orlando on April 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

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
robboehm on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 am

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.

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