Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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ArchStanton007
ArchStanton007 on January 18, 2007 at 6:43 am

It opened as 10 plex and was successful enough that 2 more screens were added soon after.

It is written up in Sumner Redstone’s biography in regard to him being the only corporate member favoring construction of this theater due to silly fears about the entire borough’s leftover 1970’s urban blight reputation. This theater did very, very well to the surprise of many in National Amusements.

Several years later General Cinema also woke up about the money to
made in the Bronx and opened it’s Bay Plaza complex at Co-Op City just up the road.

Bway
Bway on January 18, 2007 at 5:55 am

I guess they named it “Whitestone” because of the proximity to the Whitestone Bridge. I guess it doesn’t really matter what the name is, people wanting to go to that theater will look up whatever name it is in the paper, and then go to it. It could be called “Los Angeles” Multiplex, and if it’s their, that’s it’s name, and people will look it up in the paper.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2007 at 5:51 am

Well, on the National Amusements website, the name of this theater is given as “Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas”. Since it is their theater, I would assume that they have the right to give it any name that they choose no matter where it is located. If they ever have a contest for a new name, you should submit your “Whitestone Bridge Multiplex Cinemas” idea.

fred1
fred1 on January 18, 2007 at 5:18 am

The theater on the other side of the Whitestone bridge is called College Point Multiplex Cinemas . If you check the zip code it’s 11357 not 11356 which is College Pt.

fred1
fred1 on January 18, 2007 at 5:15 am

The National Amusements theater on the other side of the Whitestone bridge is is call College Point Multiplex Cinemas . If you check the zip call you’ll see 11357 not 11356 which is College Pt.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 18, 2007 at 4:04 am

As I did with the Whitestone Drive-In, I find the name more than a bit confusing since Whitestone is a well-known community in northern Queens. Both the drive-in and the multiplex were/are in the Bronx. The original name of the drive-in was the Whitestone Bridge Drive-in-Theatre, which seems to have lost the word “Bridge” over the decades. The name Whitestone Bridge Multiplex Cinemas would be more accurate, or better still, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Multiplex Cinemas. I believe that the actual name of the bridge is Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, not just Whitestone, since the bridge connects the Bronx to Whitestone, Queens. I’m not sure if that section of the Bronx has a name, but it probably does.