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optimist008 commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Scott Neff

FYI: National Amusements does not own it Yonkers and Hawthorne, NY locations, but does own the entire property of their Greenburgh Multiplex in Elmsford, NY. Still wondering if they willingly broke their lease or not at this Valley Stream location…

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optimist008 commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

Did they terminate their lease earlier than it’s official end date??? If so, then maybe they were not making enough money to continue operating it…

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optimist008 commented about Cinemart Cinemas on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:32 am

I just read the story in queenscourier.com and wondered why won’t the major studios license him anymore major product if “American Sniper” fails?? This is the only theater for many miles so what do the distributors have to lose by licensing the owner more feature films???

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optimist008 commented about "Bow Tie Cinemas Permanently Closes Bedford Playhouse" From Bedford, NY. on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

markp,

GCC never ran this theater.

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optimist008 commented about "Bow Tie Cinemas Permanently Closes Bedford Playhouse" From Bedford, NY. on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:06 am

They probably were waitng for the lease to expire and had to take on this theater from Clearview along with several others that were underperforming such as the locations in Yonkers and Mamaroneck…

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optimist008 commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

P.S.—The entire downstairs interior has been fully demolished. Even if the Ridge HIll Cinema did not open, not sure if this theater was still viable or not…Lohud.com reported yesterday that the developer of the former Tarrytown GM property wants to include a movie theater..

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optimist008 commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

dave-bronx, lernerproperties.com still has 17.5K of space for lease on their website after another 17.5k was apparently leased or optioned. Heard from a store owner that a gym may occupy part of the theater. GUESSING that a gym could occupy the upstairs as was done with the UA White Plains with another tenant downstairs. The balcony stairway was demolished. Guessing that an ADA compliant elevator will be installed when the property is leased. Got a peek inside months backl and saw what is left of the unearthed lobby waterfall!!!

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optimist008 commented about Happy Holidays from Cinema Treasures on Dec 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

Same to you and thank you so much for creating and maintaining such a wonderful web site!!!

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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

amcbayplaza13, Thank you for your posting. FYI: The plan for a theater at the planned Kingsbridge Armory Mall died when that project was voted down by the City Council. An ice rink is opening there instead…I thought you said AMC was building a 25 plex at the Whitestone?? Now it’s only going to be 17 screens with IMAX???

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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

To the above, Regal is considering selling it’s theaters, so for now it’s not likely they are building any new ones. And did you actually hear that they want to build at Hunt’s Point?? Same with Cinemark??

Are you speculating, or did you actually hear this from elsewhere?? National Amusements had planned to build a theater in the original Kingsbridge Armory retail project that was voted down a few years back.

Many Thanks, hope you are right!!!

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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

It makes sense that another multiplex would open in the Whitestone property. BUT…if AMC does open there, will they still keep their Bay Plaza multiplex???

Another area in the northwest Bronx that absolutely begs for a cinema is in one of those two new retail projects located next to the Deegan Expressway where Stella a Doro used to be.

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optimist008 commented about A Tribute to Our Former Blog Editor Michael Zoldessy on Nov 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Michael, thank you for all your great efforts and the best of luck to you. The Cinema Treasures contact e mail does not work,I tried to send you last week’s LA Times story about Cinepolis possibly buying Regal.

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optimist008 commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

Vito,

Many thanks, and again, the entire area remains under screened, so a monumental opportunity awaits a smart theater chain…

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optimist008 commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 14, 2014 at 5:53 am

Vito,

Many thanks, am very curious about the Whitestone property..and the Bronx remains under screened at this time.

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optimist008 commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 13, 2014 at 6:26 am

Vito, is National Amusements going back into the Whitestone, Bronx site as part of the Paragon Outlet Mall project??? Heard that somebody may be opening a theater there…

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optimist008 commented about AMC Bay Plaza 13 on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

John, defintely agree with all your comments. FYI: Rumor says another theater will open in the former Whitestone Cinema site as part of the Paragon Outlet Mall project opening there in 2016. Betting that National Amusements is the operator and Da' Bronx still needs more screens.

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optimist008 commented about Few cinemas for Bronx residents on Jun 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

Heard from a placed exhibition source that another theater may be built as part of the Paragon Outlet Center on the vacant Whitestone Cinema property.

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optimist008 commented about 4-D movies coming to L.A. on Apr 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm

They were planning to open up in the Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx with developer Young Woo Associates as part of a mixed use plan which fell through when NYC instead chose a hockey related development for the armory property. When the Daily News first reported this, nothing was stated about another theater chain providing the 4D theater for CJ Group. When Related Companies wanted to develop the armory in 100% retail, National Amusements was rumored as the theater operator. That plan died as aresult of the living wage issue. The Bronx urgently needs more screens !!!!

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optimist008 commented about Sunset Hills Cinema 4 on Feb 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Joe Vogel, Once again, many thanks for another informative back issue link. The great details that General Cinema took with it theaters still seems unmatched anywhere. I briefly worked for them in the mid 1970’s-Hartsdale, NY.

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optimist008 commented about Parkchester community seeks to preserve 74-year-old theater on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

To the above, unconfirmed rumor that another theater will open as part of the Whitestone Cinema Paragon Outlet Mall project. The original developer of the HUB retail project proposed a theater and that project fell through, no theater there woth the newest developer. Agree with you, Bronx is “underscreened.” A theater was also planned for the original dead Kingsbridge Armory mall.

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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:38 am

Heard from an insider that there is a strong possibility of another theater opening here as part of the proposed Paragon Outlet Mall. I am GUESSING it might be National Amusements once again. They could easily squeeze it in as a top floor location or basement multiplex as done with their 161 St location. But this site begs for another theater so badly…

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optimist008 commented about Happy Thanksgiving on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:52 am

Many thanks to you too and belated Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for creating and maintaining such a wonderful site and I look forward to the book being written by Ross. I am very happy that you are recognized by the film industry in Boxoffice magazine and elsewhere.

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optimist008 commented about Sports fans seek refuge in theaters on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:35 am

Pay Per View events actually statrted out in movie theaters during the 1960’s and 70’s. Remember those telecasts of the Ali boxing matches, Daytona 500, Opera, etc?? With more cable subscribers “cutting the cord” it’s likley providers like NCM ( Fathomevents.com) will flourish. They don’t even advertise their sell outs of the MET Opera broadcasts. Here in the northeast, Digiplex theaters is positioning itself primarily for pay per view events.

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optimist008 commented about Syosset Triplex on Sep 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

BarryM,,

All old issues of Boxoffice are posted on their website, Boxoofice.com, look for “The Vault” section to find them.

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optimist008 commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Sep 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The Hudson Mall cinema , Jersey City, NJ is the last GCC structure still standing ???