Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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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

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on February 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

They were going convert to 25 but they decided to convert to AMC Whitestone 17 with imax stadium seating. I though national amusement was gonna open there theater at Kingsbridge Amroy mall but according to the news 12 they decided to open a ice rink there instead.

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???

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on December 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

Optimist008_does I look like go to Cinemark or regal cinemas?, why do you think I speculating I not thinking they gonna build a movie theatres in hunts point or The gateway mall. In my opinion they really don’t know if they gonna build a regal cinemas or Cinemark or not and I really don’t go to Regal or cinemark that much I go to AMC more because I paid $6.99 wroth of ticket and I brought a large popcorn for $7.00 in Bay Plaza . AMC are more likely gonna covert the old whitestone Multiplex cinemas 14 into their 14 screens stadium recliners seating theaters and IMAX version of their Bay Plaza 13. honestly the AMC will have to reopen the old whitestone Multiplex 14 and extending the screen 14 to screen 17 so that their new whitestone multiplex 17 IMAX will bring more people to keep the movie playing but the still gonna keep their bay plaza 13 multiplex open to have more people go to the movie instead of watching netflix at home and I agree with your comment optimst008_the national amusement is also open a new theater at the old kingsbridge amrory when the new mall is gonna open in kingsbridge Road and that how a movie theater chain operation build a theater in the USA.

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!!!

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on November 13, 2014 at 4:50 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 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.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on September 15, 2014 at 6:49 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 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!!!

stang119
stang119 on July 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

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!