Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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optimist008
optimist008 on November 13, 2014 at 8:01 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!!!

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on November 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Yes AMC are keeping their Bay Plaza open but the only thing is the whitestone cinema need to be convert into a bigger AMC megaplex that gonna looks the same thing like Bay Plaza 13 version that way the mayor want another AMC theatres location for the people of the castile hill so that the people doesn’t have to travel to Manhattan on a crowned subway to 42nd Street. Fordham plaza need a movie theater megaplex there in Fordham plaza and Webster Avenue,Regal cinemas might open their theater locating at Hunts point Avenue and Bruckner Avenue and Finally Cinemark might open their theater locating at the Gateway mall a 155th street. By the time comes the Bronx will have more megaplex movie theater

optimist008
optimist008 on November 12, 2014 at 5:10 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.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on September 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I heard about the real estate property companies are gonna build a newler 25 screen stadium seating theater i thinking it might be a AMC . They could build a movie theater on top as they done with their Bay Plaza mall top floor Co op City Location so the theater will have the elevator and an escalator to go up in the new theater.The Bronx Could have another theaters and I think I was banned for going to the whitestone cinema because I burned down the Hannah Montana 2009 film print in this theater.

optimist008
optimist008 on December 26, 2013 at 8:38 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…

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on July 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Is this theater open again? Fandango has all new listings including all 3 wide openers for this week. Number given for theater is a general National Amusements number.

MissAmanda
MissAmanda on June 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

Hail and farewell, dear Whitestone Multiplex. I have many fond memories of this, one of the last of the non-stadium venues.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Per NetFlix Big Screen Cinema Guide this theater closed June 2013.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I called the theater after and the message was that this was no longer a working number.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

We drove by today and the outdoor marquee had no films listed. Is this theater closing shortly or has it closed already?

optimist008
optimist008 on June 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

To the above: I wholeheartedly agree with you. The area is now totally ripe for another multiplex. Take your story to the local media, I am curious if any other theater chains have expressed interest in opening up in the same area. A monumental opportunity will exist when the Whitestone closes late summer/early fall as planned.

Rtalavera777
Rtalavera777 on June 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

Our local community is being badly hurt by the loss of the Whitestone. There really are no comparable theaters in our areas. We should have a voice in what goes on so our needs are properly taken into consideration.

fred1
fred1 on April 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I think because of the traffic patternand the size of the land that surround the multiplex, I doubt a outlet center will suffice. This area need a strip mall with a Major supermarket .

optimist008
optimist008 on April 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Scott,

It is quite doubtful that the planned outlet mall will include a movie theater. Yes, it would be smart given the immense success of the current multiplex, but not likely to occur…

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I’m pretty sure that whatever project they’re planning, it would be smart to include a theatre as an anchor.

optimist008
optimist008 on April 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

Supposed to be closing the end of the summmer or later depending on the approvals for the Paragon Outlet mall that is opening on this site. Again, once this theater is gone, a huge void and opportunity exists for another exhibitor to open in the same area.

optimist008
optimist008 on April 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

As of yesterday, their big 3 sided sign is advertising the Pargaon Outlet mall to open soon on this property.

A monumntal opportunity exists for another exhibitor to fill the void when this theater eventually closes. This was probably one of Redstone’s top grossers in NY State if not beyond. Lost opportunities exist because a majority of other exhibitors fear opening in the Bronx. 150 single screens were operating in this borough during the 1960’s and the population now is even bigger so Bronx remains under screened for sure…

MissAmanda
MissAmanda on February 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Still open as of February 28, 2013, showing first run movies, so where there’s life there’s hope. I like this theater because I don’t like stadium seating, and this is one of the last orchestra-style seating venues. What I don’t like is that the restrooms are located outside the ropes, so you have to show your ticket stub to get back in after doing your business. Makes sneaking from theater to theater hard, but not impossible.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I saw something on eyewitness news and the project is a go!!!

stang119
stang119 on July 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

According to the most recent Bronx Journal News, the property has been sold and the theatre is going to be demolished to make room for some sort of major shopping plaza. That leaves only three theatres for the entire borough! BTW I live in the area and the picture above is about a mile away from the actual site!

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on October 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

First film I saw here was “All of Me” in 1984 and last was “Mr. Magoo” in 1997. Also remember seeing here such epics as Titanic, Amistad, Dances with Wolves and the Postman, the last 2 starring Kevin Costner. Moved out of the Bronx in 98.

Bway
Bway on May 26, 2009 at 11:11 am

A few multiplexs I know increased the amount of screens they had by cutting larger ones in half.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

I was their projection technician, as with all theaters in New Jersey and New York, until I got enough sense to quit. Theaters were split and added. It was running good when I left.

Movieguy718
Movieguy718 on September 2, 2007 at 3:54 am

I lived in the neighborhood when this place opened as a ten-plex. It was actually very nice and had 4 large (500 seat) auditoriums and 6 small, single aisle auditoriums. It went to 12 by splitting two of the big houses and then to 14 by splitting the remaining two big houses. I happened by there recently and it is not pretty…
Anyone know how the Bay Plaza is these days? THAT was a GREAT thater when it had just 10 screens…

Bway
Bway on January 18, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Most of the standard NA multiplexes were built similarly. They had larger theaters (which were like double-smaller theaters). After some years, many of the larger theaters were cut in half to form more smaller ones.
If you picture the typical NA auditorium, you will notice that to get into the auditoriums, you have a little alcove, and on your left will be the door to one theater, and on your right will be the door to to another theater. The original large auditoriums had the same alcove and two doors on either side, except both sets of course led into the same large theater. When they added more theaters, they just cut many of those larger ones in half.