Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 18, 2007 at 5:18 pm

This wouldn’t be the first time National Amusements added on to an existing multiplex; they did the same after the success of their originally six-screened multiplex on the site of the old Sunrise Drive-In Theater in Valley Stream, NY. Of course, even after they added on to that building, they later proceeded to carve up existing rooms to create even more screens over the years. The same pattern might have been followed here.

ArchStanton007
ArchStanton007 on January 18, 2007 at 4:04 pm

I believe they constructed additional auditoriums.

fred1
fred1 on January 18, 2007 at 4:00 pm

same with this theater,they spilt up their larger theaters to make into narrow shoebox theaters.

Bway
Bway on January 18, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Did they actually build more auditoriums, or did they cut bigger ones in half to make the 14? I know at the NA Brookhaven Multiplex (now demolished), they cut a few larger auditoriums in half to create the 14 theaters it had at it’s end. They never built on to the existing building.

ArchStanton007
ArchStanton007 on January 18, 2007 at 2:43 pm

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 1:55 pm

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.

fred1
fred1 on January 18, 2007 at 1:18 pm

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 1:15 pm

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.