Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on February 25, 2016 at 6:23 pm

They have to convert this theater into a mall

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on February 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

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

welli
welli on May 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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

optimist008
optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 12:34 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!!!

optimist008
optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 12:30 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
optimist008 on March 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

fred1,

If you have any friends at Bow Tie, tell them that other areas of the Bronx are ripe for a theater such as the area next to the southbound Deegan above Fordham Road where two new retail projects are emerging. Also, if Regal pulled out of the downtown Yonkers retail project, they should take a look. The planned site is on Nepperhan Ave at New School Street. The area begs for a multiplex and had 3 single screens up until the 1970’s…

fred1
fred1 on February 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

The Kingsbridge Armroy plan was Bow Tie Cinemas baby

optimist008
optimist008 on December 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

amcbayplaza13, Thank you for your posting. FYI: The plan for a theater at the planned Kingsbridge Armory Mall died when that project was voted down by the City Council. An ice rink is opening there instead…I thought you said AMC was building a 25 plex at the Whitestone?? Now it’s only going to be 17 screens with IMAX???

optimist008
optimist008 on November 13, 2014 at 5:01 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!!!

optimist008
optimist008 on November 12, 2014 at 2:10 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.

optimist008
optimist008 on December 26, 2013 at 5:38 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 7:06 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 8:51 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 7:06 pm

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

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 19, 2013 at 6:51 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 12:25 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 5:51 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 5:24 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 12:08 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 9:46 am

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 9:16 am

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 7:38 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 10:23 am

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 1:29 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 2:17 pm

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