Bay Shore Theatre

200 West Main Street,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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Lobby of the Bay Shore

Viewing: Photo | Street View

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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moviegoer
moviegoer on November 19, 2011 at 4:40 am

I would love to see any more photos you have of this old place. Seeing the couple so far really makes me wish it could’ve been saved as a theater and the YMCA had found someplace else. You can email them to me at .

Bway
Bway on November 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

This place was amazing.

Jeff M.
Jeff M. on December 28, 2011 at 12:46 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
Jeana on December 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hi Jeff:

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

PragmaticGuy
PragmaticGuy on February 13, 2012 at 5:19 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
robboehm on February 13, 2012 at 12:59 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
robboehm on February 13, 2012 at 2:26 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
GeorgeStrum on August 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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

robboehm
robboehm on August 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

George, are you the George I know from Cabaret?

BayShoHistSoc
BayShoHistSoc on October 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

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.

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