Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

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The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas were built on the site of the Whitestone Drive-In and opened in late-1983. It was closed in June 2013.

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optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

The property is being sold again according to today’s edition of www.bxtimes.com which indicated it could end up as an outlet mall as originally planned but from a new owner.

optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

CORRECTION: The story appeared in the Friday, April 3 edition of www.bxtimes.com let’s hope AMC or whomever gets to open up on this site that is begging for a multiplex!!!

welli on May 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm

I think walmart or costco or bjs at least 1 of them should be there.

R68Dtrain2500 on February 26, 2016 at 2:12 am

This movie theater has been closed down for 3 year they got to do something

R68Dtrain2500 on February 26, 2016 at 2:23 am

They have to convert this theater into a mall

markp on August 15, 2016 at 11:22 pm

3 years is nothing. The old Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ has been sitting empty for 11 years.

theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Opening Info From Boxoffice Magazine Januay 1984

Whitestone, N.Y.

The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas, a new ten-screen complex, opened recently.

The Whitestone located on the site of the former Whitestone Drive-In offers a choice of ten first-run movies under one roof.

The former Whitestone Drive-In was opened in 1949 as a single screen and was twinned in 1978.

It remained an active theatre operation until last year when construction began on the new indoor complex.

The new cinema is located on Bruckner Boulevard and Hutchinson River Parkway and is easy to reach from
all of the metro area.

The Whitestone complex will seat over 4300 people. The cinema site provides acres of free, parking for over 1500 cars.

The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas are operated by Redstone Management of Boston.

Gabi Gonzalez
Gabi Gonzalez on April 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Hello fellow movie theater lovers,

I’m doing a project for my photojournalism class at NYU about closed down independent movie theaters in New York. I hope to gain information about people’s past experiences at these movie theaters, recollections of favorite memories or not so great experiences, perhaps economical insight, contacts with owners/managers, etc. On a larger level, I hope my project is able to show the significance of the role that these establishments play in our city and the importance of keeping them afloat.

If anyone would be willing to answer a few questions via email about your personal memories at the theater, please let me know! It could be as simple as recounting a favorite movie you remember seeing back when it was open. I would greatly appreciate your insight.

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optimist008 on June 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm

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 !!!

Nina8 on May 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm

We have 2, that’s right 2 movie theaters in the whole Bronx, the Whitestone is now a lot for the city to auction off cars. They were using it to park the school buses but I don’t think they are doing that anymore. It’s a shame the people of the Bronx have to go to CO-OP City or 161st St by the Court House and pay an arm and a leg to see a movie, the kids have nothing to do but go to a mall to see a movie or wait til it comes out on-demand.

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