Beach Cinema I & II

Main Street and Dayton Lane,
Peekskill, NY 10566

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Joemedeiros74 on November 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

I went there as a teenager every weekend saw all the good movies die hard tango and cash halloween 4 and 5 national lampoons loaded weapon 1 etc….

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2012 at 12:17 am

I’m now thinking that Boxoffice might have had the correct spelling of the theater’s name. A court case in the 1970s consistently refers to the company operating this house as Beech Cinema Inc. or Twin Beech Cinema Inc. The law tends to place considerable importance on correct spelling. The theater was a considerable distance from any beach, but I have no doubt there are still plenty of beech trees in its neighborhood.

The theater was quite a way northeast of the spot where Google Maps has placed its pin and where Street View is currently set. In the absence of a correct address, Main Street and Dayton Lane would probably be a better location to list than Beach Shopping Center. Google Maps finds the intersection easily enough.

BobJ0001 on July 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

wow, great find. That’s it. I remember the lobby and entrance area quite clearly, that and the uneven ground that dropped off going toward the rear of the building

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

There are photos of the front and the auditorium of the Beach Theatre in Boxoffice of January 15, 1968. Boxoffice misspells the name as Beech.

BobJ0001 on June 20, 2012 at 6:03 am

Wait, the Beach Shopping Center was and still is on Dayton Lane between 6 and 202. The Cinema was on the other side of Dayton lane and it was open until the very early 1990’s. At least the one by the Beach Shopping center was. I remember being taken to see a lot of those early 90’s kids flicks there (Adam’s Family, Might Ducks, Three Musketeers, etc.)

Jeffrey1955 on December 5, 2005 at 2:11 am

Wow, thanks for all this information. My parents lived in Peekskill from 1979 until they both passed away in the last two years…I had been by the Beach Shopping Center numerous times but, for some reason, the fact that the theaters were gone had escaped me. During the last year they did a major overhaul of the center; a new satellite CVS building was constructed, and the old Grand Union was demolished along with other stores on that side of the complex to make way for a Super Stop & Shop. So where were the theaters? I had been under the impression they were in a seperate building on the western end of the parking lot, but now I can’t picture what’s still there.