Encore Theatre

Montauk Highway,
Bay Shore, NY 11706

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This tiny strip mall theatre operated in the 1970’s showing second run double bills.

Contributed by RobertR

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longislandwally75
longislandwally75 on June 9, 2006 at 6:58 pm

robert R

where was it..east or west of brentwood road
wally1975

jpark377
jpark377 on May 28, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Gimbels shopping center. Saxon @ NY 27A. I hated the flat floors!

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

The June 29, 1981 issue of New York Magazine lists the Encore as showing Beyond the Fog and They’re Coming to Get You through June 25, with Bruce Lee films beginning on June 26.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on October 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

Was this still open in 1985? That’s when I moved to Bay Shore for a few years and I don’t recall this theater at all.

moviegoer
moviegoer on October 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

I don’t think so, Ed. It’s listed in the May 10, 1982 issue of New York but not in the June 1983 issue I checked (or any subsequent issues). So I’m pretty sure it closed sometime between May 1982 and June 1983.

Tom Palminteri
Tom Palminteri on March 5, 2015 at 8:06 am

We used to go there as kids to see Rock n Roll movies like Tommy and Song Remains the Same. It was a fun place. I miss it ….

antnip
antnip on January 28, 2016 at 10:01 am

I too saw several “rock and roll” movies there in the 80’s…Tommy, Rock and Roll High School. They also had the Rocky Horror Picture show on regular rotation.

robboehm
robboehm on January 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm

For those of you have been there could you narrow down where it was. What is on the site now so we could have an actual address. Any time frame on when it closed? Was the floor pitched? Was there a center aisle? Any physical description? Marquee?

antnip
antnip on January 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

The cinema was in a strip mall that is now called Bay Shore Commons. Not sure what name was years ago, but it was anchored with a Grand Union grocery store at west end and Gimbels in east end. Cinema was right in center, approximately where a Tropical Smoothie cafe is now located. The address for that shop is 567 E Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706. It had a small marquee, and I seem to recall the floor being flat, not pitched like most theaters. It closed in the early 80’s as best as I can recall. Sorry I don’t have more to add.

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