Squire Theater

115 Middle Neck Road,
Great Neck, NY 11021

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Previously operated by: Bow-Tie Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Skouras Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: Squire Theater, Bow-Tie Squire Cinemas, Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

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Squire Theater

The Squire Theater was a small single screen cinema that opened on January 15, 1941. On March 25, 1983 United Artists converted it into a triplex with three shoe-box theaters (2 downstairs, 1 up).

After UA filed for bankruptcy, the Squire Theater sat closed for a couple of months, until being taken over by Wurtzburgh Theatre and was later reopened by Clearview Cinemas. They chopped up the auditorium again on February 14, 1997, and it functioned with 7 small screens.

In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over most Clearview locations, including this one. From April 1, 2019 it is operated by an independent operator as the Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire. It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covif-19 pandemic. It was announced in September 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

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Recent comments (view all 43 comments)

robboehm on April 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The Squire was a leased property and Bow Tie was not the sole owner. Was just the management of the theater taken over or a purchase made? The original Squire lease only ran until 2020.

wally 75
wally 75 on April 13, 2019 at 7:23 am

I was what UA called a “City Manager” of the Squire and Playhouse back in 70’s before moving on to the Rivoli N.Y. 1975. The only reason I mention it, was talking to someone about when it snowed on Easter Sunday…and there were lines down the block at both theatre’s. Maybe someone can remember the year and what was playing at the Squire and Playhouse.

ridethectrain on August 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Please rename Great Neck CInemas

fred1 on August 9, 2019 at 12:19 am

Actually the official name is “The Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire” according to their website https://www.greatneckmovies.com/

ridethectrain on November 1, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Please update, UA open it as a triplex on March 25, 1983

ridethectrain on November 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Please update, it was taken over by Wurtzburgh before Clearview bought his theatres.

ridethectrain on September 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Please update theatre closed permanently due to Covid-19 Theatre just announced on their Facebook page

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 12:50 pm

7 screens on February 21st, 1997. No grand opening ad in Newsday.

ridethectrain on July 10, 2021 at 10:32 am

Please update, became 7 screens on February 14, 1997 (grand opening ad in photos), UA sold the theatre last April 1996, went independent and was closed in the fall for renovations to 7 screens. @rivest 266, ad was one week earlier.

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