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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm

PS to the above: www.bronxpoint.nyc Then scroll down and click on the word Development and it mentions a state of the art theater as part of this project. The sign for Cinema also appears in one rendering.

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 27, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Correction to the above: They did not renovate with recliners as was done with White Plains , Cross County and College Point. So am speculating they are not upgrading this theater as they may be the theater chain coming to the nearby Bronx Point mixed use project at the southbound Deegan @ the waterfront next to the 145th Street bridge…

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optimist008 commented about Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Heard they are building condos on the theater site. Not sure if their lease ended on it’s own or if the landlord bought out their lease…

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optimist008 commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Oct 1, 2018 at 11:27 am

This site has many, many newspapers online:wwwfultonhistory/fultonhtml.org

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optimist008 commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:04 am

This theater is closing next year as per media reports…they are not renewing their lease.

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 25, 2018 at 5:54 am

It is possible that the water pipe issue is taking long since maybe the landlord has to pay for it. Regardless, glad that they woke up and are renovating here with recliners. They lost too much patronage to AMC Bay Plaza and Magic Johnson, Harlem. Last time I saw a film here, the screen was way too dark. You seriously have to wonder if the manager or even district manager ever take a peek in their auditoriums…

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 24, 2018 at 5:56 am

They are renovating it next month with recliners and they are closed right now due to a water pipe issues…they should have renovated long, long, ago and have finally waken up as they did with Cross County, Yonkers, NY which is slowly gaining popularity with it’s recliners and free parking. Validated parking at Ridge Hill is still $4.00 !!!

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optimist008 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 29, 2018 at 6:05 am

They just completed recliner installation at Cross County, Yonkers, NY and the result is excellent by using 5 inch risers every few rows. This was a non stadium seated theater.

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optimist008 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:03 am

MarkNYLA—You are so correct, recliners are very awkward with stadium seating. Unless you sit in the first few rows going upward, everything beyond that makes for awkward viewing since you need to goose neck, leaning forward.

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optimist008 commented about iPic Dobbs Ferry on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:19 am

Great sound and the picture was crystal clear, but the image was off frame. Nice auditoriums. Music is much too loud in the outer areas and should be age neutral for what little of the over 40 age group that does go to the movies…felt like a night club as opposed to a movie theater. Food prices were higher than Alamo..

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optimist008 commented about Cross County Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:50 am

Work began today on the recliner installation…

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optimist008 commented about Cross County Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

Supposed to start adding in recliners here later this month…

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optimist008 commented about College Point Multiplex on Dec 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

As per their website, recliners are being installed next year here and in Yonkers..

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optimist008 commented about Cross County Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

Recliners are coming here next year as per their website. Also coming to their College Point, NY location…could not find that theater listed on this site under both College Point and Whitestone, NY…

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optimist008 commented about UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 on Dec 14, 2017 at 6:09 am

Send your complains to the corporate level which will resolve any valid movie goer issues. The manager and assistants cannot be trusted to fix these problems…they are cut from the same cloth as their staff…

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optimist008 commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Oct 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Is their “Screen X” three sided screen similar to the USA Barco screens???

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 3, 2017 at 5:49 am

Glad you enjoyed it. Last time I visited, one of the auditoriums smelled and as with the other theaters in this chain, cannot help wondering why it has not been upgraded. Heard that many area patrons either flock to AMC Bay Plaza, or Magic Johnson’s Harlem cinema…

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optimist008 commented about Cine 42 on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Good stunt scene outside this theater in the 1980’s NYPD film “Shakedown” Scene, if I recall, is a cop jumping off the marquee on to a motorcycle…

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optimist008 commented about Park Hill Theatre on Aug 22, 2017 at 11:43 am

The Enchanted Room was located diagonally above the theater. The Facebook page “I Grew Up in Yonkers” has gone into detail about it..

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optimist008 commented about Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Joe, many, many thanks for all of your insightful postings.

Does the theater chain or does the property owner generally pay for a new theater blueprint and is only a conceptual required if a lease is not yet signed??? Who generally pays for the conceptual rendering???

Many Thanks

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optimist008 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 27, 2017 at 9:57 am

When they install recliners, does the landlord pay for the entire renovation or just some of it???

Read that due to the retail downturn, many retail chains now have extra leverage with leases, renovations, etc.

FYI: AMC Bay Plaza, Bronx renovations cost slightly over $ 7 million as per it’s listing on bidclerk.com for recliner installation and much other work.

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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

For sale signs posted again on this property which was first sold by National Amusements in the second largest sale price in NYC for that year for the construction of a Woodbury Commons type outlet mall and it fell through for unknown reasons.

Then a big, big, NYC housing developer bought it for whatever…nothing happened…theater still stands in a borough that remains severely under screened with it’s population the largest ever. Over 100 single screens in the Bronx back in the day !!!

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optimist008 commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:49 am

Can they claim this property as some type of tax write off??? If not, why didn’t they sell it off before retail went down hill??

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optimist008 commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Mark P, This is a nice little multiplex, and although the seat counts are small, all auditoriums are very wide and feel spacious with very wide screens.

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optimist008 commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 6, 2017 at 5:59 am

Seat count as per their hard copy showtime schedule:

SCREEN # SEAT COUNT:
1 140
2 132
3 141
4 138
5 257
6 257
7 143
8 142
9 132
10 140