South Bay Cinemas plans to reopen its West Babylon doors after a six-year hiatus


After a lengthy closure, South Bay Cinemas has finally announced its highly-anticipated return.

The 54-year-old independent movie theater at 495 W. Montauk Highway in West Babylon closed back in 2016 to undergo a remodeling project.

Demolition began two years later, and since then, the theater has been quiet on its renovation progress — until now.

South Bay Cinemas took to Facebook to update Long Islanders that construction is up and running again.

If all goes according to plan, the hope is to open sometime before Easter in April.

“The short of the story is that the principal partner of the company passed away in 2020 after a long battle with cancer and it set the project back greatly,” the post reads. “I can confirm now that we have re-grouped and are moving along.”

The new and improved South Bay Cinemas will feature five screens with all luxury recliner seating, an all-new interior, food items, beer, wine, and an all-new party rental program, the team said.

Known for its cheap prices, the movie theater said they plan on keeping their tickets inexpensive.

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Top: Exterior of South Bay Cinemas. Photo by Ana Borruto.