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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.
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…
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…
This site has many, many newspapers online:wwwfultonhistory/fultonhtml.org
This theater is closing next year as per media reports…they are not renewing their lease.
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…
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 !!!
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.
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.
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..
Work began today on the recliner installation…
Supposed to start adding in recliners here later this month…
As per their website, recliners are being installed next year here and in Yonkers..
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…
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…
Is their “Screen X” three sided screen similar to the USA Barco screens???
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…
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…
The Enchanted Room was located diagonally above the theater. The Facebook page “I Grew Up in Yonkers” has gone into detail about it..
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???
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.
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 !!!
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??
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.
Seat count as per their hard copy showtime schedule:
SCREEN # SEAT COUNT:1 1402 1323 1414 1385 2576 2577 1438 1429 13210 140