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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

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optimist008 commented about Parmatown Mall Cinemas on May 25, 2017 at 5:51 am

dave-bronx,

Good, amusing posting above !!!

FYI: Google Ron Lesser vs. General Cinema to see the lawsuit mentioned in my post above and join the Facebook General Cinema Memories group.

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optimist008 commented about Parmatown Mall Cinemas on May 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

dave-bronx, Can only guess that either GCC outbidded the others for Star Wars or they were in collusion with Fox that previously gave them the Westchester County, NY exclusive run of “The Towering Inferno” at Central Plaza, Yonkers, NY resulting in court case brought by Lesser Cinemas who wanted to run it at their Beach Cinema in Peekskill, NY. Google and that lawsuit is online.

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optimist008 commented about Parmatown Mall Cinemas on May 24, 2017 at 5:45 am

dave-b

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optimist008 commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Apr 9, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Maybe they come not come to terms regarding their lease. RKO Century had planed on building a theater in Yonkers, NY as part of the current Costco-Stew Leonards site. They ended up in court over many varied issues and it never was built.

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optimist008 commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Apr 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

robboehm. See if the local press will update on the theater. Or if near the construction site maybe somebody there will tell you. Maybe revised plans have been filed with the building dept??

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optimist008 commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:57 am

theatrefan,

Not sure about the above theater chain project in the financial district, but the NY Post reported months back that either Cinemark or Cinepolis may build a basement theater in a soon to be revamped office building next to the Federal Reserve. Anybody heard if a theater planned for Hudson Yards mega project??

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optimist008 commented about Cinema Shoppers World on Mar 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

It was actually invented in the early 1950’s by Ben Schlanger. Google it’s official name : RCA Synchro Screen.

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optimist008 commented about Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Guessing that maybe the older theater will close when their lease is over and they are just waiting it out.

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optimist008 commented about Staten Island, NY - UA movie theater and Toys R Us to close in Hylan Plaza on Jan 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm

What theater chain is coming in?? Also, FYI: There are several subscription upcoming construction websites such as Dodge Reports, Bidclerk, CMD construction, etc that post detailed project plans( yes, new movie theaters and recliner remodeling jobs) for the purpose of soliciting contractor bids.