Loew's Bay Terrace

213-29 26th Avenue,
Bayside, NY 11360

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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters, Loews

Architects: Sidney Schenker

Functions: Retail

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Loew's Bay Terrace

Located in the Bayside section of Queens. This was a free standing theatre built and opened by Fabian Theatres on April 8, 1964. It was twinned in the 1970’s down the middle, and the two auditoriums were still spacious with balconies. It was closed on November 18, 1993.

In the mid-1990’s, Loew’s built a new multiplex a few feet along 26th Avenue and gave it the same name as the former house.

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Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

Eric Friedmann
Eric Friedmann on May 3, 2007 at 10:23 am

I grew up in Great Neck, not too far away. The only movie I ever saw at this theater was STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME in 1986.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Ken, I hope your posting of that ad did not involve any harmful tailgating!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

The opening day ad indicates a seating capacity of 1400. If Loew’s added larger seats and extra space between rows, it is very likely that capacity was significantly reduced. Later, when the place was twinned, aggregate capacity was probably reduced further still. Is it safe to assume that the theater never held 1600, as had been originally noted at the top of this page?

robboehm on April 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

Interior photo as single screen space uploaded.

MovieFanEK on January 3, 2018 at 12:11 am

I remember seeing some movies at this place when I was a kid before they replaced it with the then new theater. The last movie I remember watching there was The Secret Garden shortly before the theater closed.

Johnfromthe80s on May 26, 2018 at 12:34 pm

I remember this theater had only two screens, it seemed kind of outdated in a time when multiplexes like the one in Whitestone and Valley Stream became the norm. That being said, I saw quite a few great films here, saw both Superman 1 and 2, and also Batman and Batman Returns, the comic book movies that blazed a trail for the ones we got today. They eventually closed and reopened as a multiplex that is still there.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 26, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Correction… the old Loew’s Bay Terrace was converted to retail space after it closed. The new multiplex was built a few hundred feet to the west down 26th Ave.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on May 29, 2020 at 7:57 am

Parking area of the Bay Terrace Shopping Center will be used for a series of “drive-in movie” experiences starting in June. News article displayed here

ridethectrain on October 28, 2020 at 2:17 pm

Please update, theatre closed November 18, 1993

moviebuff82 on January 17, 2021 at 7:06 am

Around thanksgiving weekend it didn’t show any movies where as the newer one, now an AMC, opened with more modern amenities similar to most loews/sony theatres of that era.

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