Grand Avenue Cinemas

1841 Grand Avenue,
Baldwin, NY 11510

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Grand Avenue Cinemas

Small shopping mall theatre was opened on October 3, 1965. An independant for many years it was twinned by GG Theatres in the fall of 1983. In 1996 it was taken over by Clearview and in 1999 it was multiplexed into five screens. The theatres are tiny but have nice screens and stereo. In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over as they took most Clearview locations. Bow-Tie closed the Grand Avenue Cinemas in November 2014, and it was taken over and reopened by an independent operator.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Well, a couple of years ago Bow Tie took over this house from Clearview, and just a few weeks ago Bow Tie closed it.

But it just reopened under the auspices of the owners of several independent multiplexes, namely the Kew Gardens Cinemas, Cobble Hill Cinemas and Williamsburg Cinemas. (According to the box office cashier, anyway.)

They have a facebook page as the first step in promoting this place.

Good luck! Glad to see it open again.

robboehm
robboehm on December 18, 2014 at 6:49 am

Bow Tie did not take over all the Clearview locations. The Grand Avenue must be at least the fourth they’ve dropped, most recently the Babylon. This one has life after Bow Tie.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

Grand Avenue, Babylon, Middlebrook Galleria, and…?

markp
markp on December 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

Didnt Bow Tie drop the 2 in Pennsylvania? The Bala and Anthony Wayne? Or were they dumped by cablevision?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

Luckily the Grand Avenue and the Middlebrook Galleria were quickly reopened under new local (Grand Ave) and international (Middlebrook) independent owners.

fred1
fred1 on March 24, 2016 at 4:11 am

Mark P: Bowtie Sold the Bala and Anthony Wayne to the the the owner of the Roxy in Narbeth Pa.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

PLEASE UPDATE, THE THEATRE OPEN ON OCTOBER 3, 1965. I follow person updated the grand opening ad

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Just uploaded photos taken between 2004 and 2010 of the Grand Avenue Cinemas. I was last there in 2010 when it was Clearview CInemas. Bow Tie Cinemas never went to digital projection and it now independent. The new owners don’t have a website.

Please note the photos are screen numbers when it was Clearview Cinemas. Based on a photo I saw on Google, the new owners renumbered the screens. Theatre 5 is now Theatre 2 and Theatre 4 is now Theatre 3.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 2, 2019 at 6:31 pm

PLEASE ADD To description, this was a GG Theatres for most of theatres life. Clearview Cinemas bought GG Theatres in the mid 90’s.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

Please update, GG Theatres made it a twin theatre in the fall of 1983. Clearview Cinemas bought the GG Theatres chain in 1996. In the winter of 1999, it open as a Five plex. Next to the address, it should read 5 screens.

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