AMC Bay Plaza 13

2210 Bartow Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10475

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AMC Bay Plaza 13

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At one time, this theater was a 10-screen multiplex, operated by General Cinema. At its opening in 1989, it had 3,419 seats. Later purchased and operated by AMC and three more screens were added. Located in a busy shopping center not too far from Yankee Stadium.

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Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

Oh! Also, at least one theater was THX certified.

thebrat on October 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Under AMC, this theater SUCKS! The management had no idea what they’re doing, such as a show being delayed by 40 minutes, poor sound system, etc. I advise you NOT to go into the #11-13 screens. They suck. I’ve heard that #1 is still THX-certified, but I’ve only peeked in that auditorium during a film. AMC should get their act together.

I wish I visited this theater when GCC operated it.

robboehm on March 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Are there any well maintained theatres out there. I keep these horror show postings of escaltors down, bad projection, poor maintenance.

Markiebee800 on September 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

They have this theatre mixed up with the one on 161st across from the family courthouse & a block from the Grand Concourse & a few from Yankee Stadium.. This is in Co- op City, Bay Plaza….

stang119 on December 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I hadn’t been to this theatre in years but went recently as they had the Fanthom Event of “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein”. Place seemed to be in pretty good shape. thebrat is correct about avoiding theatres 11-12-13. Very poorly designed chopped up auditorium. Problem is you never know which theatre is playing your film until after you get inside. Now I ask.

hdtv267 on May 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

Yankee Stadium is 6 miles away. I guess that qualifies as close

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

General Cinema’s Bay Plaza 10 was one of more than thirty theaters designed by Port Washington, New York, architect James Thomas Martino. He designed a total of eight multiplexes for General Cinema Theatres.

RobertR on March 11, 2014 at 6:32 am

Talk about an opportunity to open theatres. All of the Bronx has only 2 theatres? We have 3 theatres just in Forest Hills.

John Fink
John Fink on July 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Due for the AMC recliner-plex treatment per their website (no doubt the second generation that don’t recline as far and only allow for half the theatre capacity to be cut). AMC has been (after a year) charging a premium on the recliner-plexes – $16.50 at 84th Street is NYC’s highest 2D adult ticket price for a non-IMAX show.

The other Bronx theater in operation, Concourse Plaza recently installed comfortable rocker seats. Bay Plaza certainly needs an upgrade – while Concourse Plaza simply needs to be more welcoming – – it’s seriously like National Amusements built a movie theater in what looks like the middle of a maximum security prison. The least inviting theater I’ve ever been to.

The Bronx overall needs more movie screens, for a city that large to only have 24 screens at two complexes to choose from (AMC will likely in a year raise prices here quite dramatically) its time for another operator to enter. The only question is where?

(Yonkers by comparison has three excellent theaters in operations with a total of first run 27 screens)

optimist008 on July 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

John, defintely agree with all your comments. FYI: Rumor says another theater will open in the former Whitestone Cinema site as part of the Paragon Outlet Mall project opening there in 2016. Betting that National Amusements is the operator and Da' Bronx still needs more screens.

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