South Shore Mall Twin

1701 Sunrise Highway,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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Coate on September 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

In what year was this theater twinned?

paul baar
paul baar on June 1, 2017 at 4:05 am

I went there to see the return of Sean Connery as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again!”.1983 was a big year for Bond movies,Roger Moore’s"Octopussy"was also released that year.

RobertMauro on August 28, 2015 at 7:06 am

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

Pete986 on August 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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

NYer on August 10, 2014 at 12:25 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 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

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?

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.

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!

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”.

Bordick on June 20, 2013 at 7:41 am

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

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 <><

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 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 <><

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.

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.

robboehm on August 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

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

moviegoer on August 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on August 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Another one-time Loews to add to my list.

offp2001 on February 27, 2010 at 6:00 am

To think 24 years ago I managed that theater….How can you forget Bill Simon sitting in the parking lot watching my staff goof off :–) A very Special tribute to a True Gentleman, Bill Martin….God Bless you and your family….May you rest in peace my friend….to all my other friends…God Bless you all wherever you are….Patrick H.

longislandmovies on March 4, 2007 at 3:22 am

the old lobby of the theater is retail space…………..the rest is not used

JohnMoviola on March 3, 2007 at 9:59 pm

I loved this theater when it was a one-screen, but after it was chopped up, it completly lost its attraction. Originally, It wasn’t a very old type of theater, it seemed modern and a fair screen size, and nice seats. It also had a good, deep, multi-channel sound system, which was highlighted when 2001: A Space Odyssey ran there, which I saw a few times at the theater. It was chopped into halves, and we were left with the choice of two shoeboxes. It closed and the lobby turned into a budget clothing shop, I don’t know what it’s function is presently.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 1, 2005 at 10:43 am

The 1966 annual report of Loew’s Theatres has an artist’s rendering of this theatre, which it expected to open the following year.

The caption reads: “Rendering of Loew’s new 1,200 seat theatre in the South Shore Mall of Bayshore, L. I., where Macy’s and J. C. Penney are major neighbors.” It looks like the original name was to be “Loew’s Bayshore”.

longislandmovies on February 13, 2005 at 9:00 pm

plans for a 10 plex being redone to a 16 plex on this old loews site

BobT on February 13, 2005 at 8:29 pm

This was a great single house in the seventies. Huge screen, they played Paramount and Columbia. Saw “Bugsy Malone”, “The Big Bus”, “Close Encounters”, “Tommy” and “The Godfather” there. I wasn’t old enough to get see The Godfather but my mother who had seen it earlier talked to the manager and he let me see it with my brother by ourselves one quiet Saturday matinee. When they twinned it, they screwed it up. They built a wall right down the middle but the seats on the sides were on an angle to face the big single screen. They never reconfigured the seats and you had to sit at an angle to see the new screen.