Smith Haven Mall Theatre

15 Smith Haven Mall,
Lake Grove, NY 11755

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Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., Cineplex Odeon

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Century's Mall Theatre

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One of the Century mall theaters that sprung up all over Long Island in the 1960’s. Century’s Mall Theatre was opened on May 27, 1969 with Suzanne Pleshette in “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”. Later renamed Smith Haven Mall Theatre. On December 22, 1989 it was converted into a quad, but still had nice size screens and auditoriums. Cineplex did a nice renovation in the mid-1980’s, but when Loews built the StoneyBrook 15 across the street, business fell off. Instead of booking it with independent and art films to appeal to Smithtown’s upper class residents, they used it as a dumping ground for bad films and move-overs. It closed on May 16, 2002.

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Recent comments (view all 55 comments)

robboehm on October 22, 2020 at 12:57 pm

When Century first opened this theater it was simply the “Mall”. Only took on the full moniker of “Smith Haven Mall” later when malls started to pop up all over Long Island.

robboehm on October 22, 2020 at 7:18 pm

And also the location was Lake Grove not Smithtown. The Zip Code, however, is correct.

ridethectrain on October 22, 2020 at 11:08 pm

when did it open as a quad. can’t locate grand opening. Saw one movie there With Honors

rivest266 on October 23, 2020 at 9:35 am

Searched “Cineplex Smith Haven” in, I was able to pin down the opening date of the quad. December 22nd, 1989.

ridethectrain on October 23, 2020 at 10:04 am

Please update, never a Twin. Single to Quad the Cineplex Odeon style.

ridethectrain on October 28, 2020 at 10:13 am

The theatre was never a twin, just uploaded a cineplex odeon ad few years before it was renovated.

rivest266 on June 2, 2021 at 6:20 am

Also uploaded the Cineplex Ad from December 22nd, 1989.

ridethectrain on June 5, 2021 at 8:07 pm

Please update, theatre open May 27, 1969

ridethectrain on June 5, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Please update, theatre closed May 16, 2002

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