Bay Shore Theatre

200 West Main Street,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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Circa 1982

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Along with the Regent Theatre, this is one of two closed up theatres along West Main Street in Bay Shore. By 1941 they were both operated by the Prudential Circuit.

The Bay Shore Theatre was gutted and currently houses a YMCA.

Contributed by RobertR

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Jeff M.
Jeff M. on December 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Jeana: I attempted to send BST pics to you but your email address apparently is not working. . Te return email stated there was a permanent fatal error. JEFF

Jeana on December 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Hi Jeff:

You have to “take out the trash”, to have the correct email address!!

PragmaticGuy on February 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

The Regent was mentioned in the caption under the picture. In Newsday Sun Feb 12, 2012 there is a picture of Main street from the 1930s showing the Regent marquis. One during the day and one at night. I’ll try to get them posted.

robboehm on February 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I saw that too and was wondering how to access them for a link. Going to go to the exhibit and see any other pix which Newsday didn’t print of the theatres in town. Didn’t realize the Regent had a vertical. Never did from the time I first saw it in the 1950s.

robboehm on February 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Question, PragmaticGuy. Since you are discussing the Regent and trying to post the photos from Newsday why are you doing it on the Bay Shore site rather than the Regent (Boulton Center for the Performing Arts)?

GeorgeStrum on August 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

My dad had a job working in the projection booth there for only three months back in the early 1940’s.

robboehm on August 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

George, are you the George I know from Cabaret?

BayShoHistSoc on October 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Jeff, The Bay Shore Historical Society is very interested in including your photographs in our archives. Please contact us at: – or – call 631-665-1707 so that we may arrange to credit you in the correct manner. Thank you – Barry at the Bay Shore Historical Society.

robboehm on March 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Marquee and entrance just after closure.

antnip on January 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Quite a grand place. I recall seeing “Earthquake” there and looking up as the sensurround shook the theater and noting I was directly under a very large chandelier. This was quite an elegant place. Sad when it was gutted.

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