Bellmore Movies & the Showplace

222 Petit Avenue,
Bellmore, NY 11710

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Previously operated by: K-B Theatres

Functions: Concerts, Live Performances, Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Bellmore Theatre, Bellmore The Movies

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Bellmore Movies & the Showplace

The Bellmore Theatre was opened on July 5, 1915, and this may be the oldest operating theatre on Long Island. It was one of the first theatres in the area and was originally a silent movie house. Almost it’s whole life it was as a second run and double feature house.

For many years it was operated by KB Theatres, a local chain. When they got rid of it, it spent two years showing off-beat foreign and independent films. The owners tried to run festivals that included 3-D and revivals. They then sold the theatre to the current owners who have restored the theatre and play first run engagements plus occasional family orientated stage shows.

In 2020 this is one of only two Long Island single screen movie houses, the other being in North Shore Towers.

Contributed by RobertR

Recent comments (view all 65 comments)

robboehm on December 26, 2020 at 9:01 am

ridethetrain Don’t forget the jewel box Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center which always has a significant foreign and independent selection of films in its programming and the tiny Plaza Media and Arts Center in Patchogue as single screen venues.

robboehm on March 16, 2021 at 5:57 pm

ridethetrain it’s Bellmore Movies & the Showplace.

robboehm on May 13, 2021 at 7:15 pm

Theatre has yet to reopen after the Covid closing although the nearby Playhouse has. I find that interesting because there was an article quite some time back how they were outfitting the space with barriers to enable social distancing.

ridethectrain on May 13, 2021 at 8:06 pm

The theatre is reopening in a few weeks, recently got an email, on the stamfels mailing list.

robboehm on May 14, 2021 at 7:08 am

Good. I wonder how many of the indies we’ll have lost due to the pandemic.

robboehm on June 2, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Survived Covid.

RobertR on April 11, 2023 at 8:59 am

Long may it prosper

robboehm on April 11, 2023 at 10:22 am

Lost Mattituck and Long Beach this month.

ridethectrain on April 11, 2023 at 1:38 pm

The owners are the Stamfels and they are very successful and operate Malverne and North Shore. This theatre also plays and concerts.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 11, 2023 at 2:13 pm

Not sure if they are the owners, or the lessees.

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