Grand Avenue Cinemas

1841 Grand Avenue,
Baldwin, NY 11510

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Previously operated by: Bow-Tie Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, GG Theaters

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Grand Avenue Cinemas

Small shopping mall theatre was opened on October 3, 1965. An independent for many years it was twinned by GG Theatres on June 24 1983. In 1996 it was taken over by Clearview and on February 19, 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. It was closed on March 20, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Recent comments (view all 39 comments)

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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm

Another one bites the dust. Photos added.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on December 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

Please update, Grand Avenue has been closed since March 2020 when covid-19 started. Their a handful of indie screens in Nassau/Suffolk that hasn’t open yet. As of today, out of 20 independent theatres in Long Island that hasn’t open. Only Malverne, Bellmore Movie, Bellmore Playhouse and PJ Cinemas are the only indies that reopen.

robboehm
robboehm on May 13, 2021 at 7:25 pm

ridethetrain of the “open” theatres you mentioned only the Bellmore Playhouse is. The only other “indie” I found to be open in Nassau County is the Manhasset. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is just opening for selected films but not yet for live entertainment.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 13, 2021 at 8:05 pm

When did Manhasset reopen, don’t see a website at robboehm. It hard keeping up with some theatres, showtimes not on fandango and newspapers don’t put showclocks in. does Manhasset have a website.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 6:59 am

5 screens on February 19th, 1999. Grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 6, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Please update, twin on June 24, 1983 and a fiveplex on February 19, 1999. No grand opening ad for the twin, but uploaded display ad

RobertR
RobertR on June 7, 2021 at 6:12 am

As tiny as the auditoriums were here they were always immaculate and well maintained.

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