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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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
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
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.

geraldrivera456
geraldrivera456 on September 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

AMC just replacing the older screen with a new screen in theater 1 to 13, installing reclining seats and Freestyle soda machine in this theater every since July and August.

geraldrivera456
geraldrivera456 on September 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

A little birdy just told me AMC will open another theater at the fromer Whitestone Cinema.Due to the fact the Loews American Theater in Parkchester was closed down and turned into a Marshall store and the people in patkchester want a movie theater back in business let say AMC open the Loews American Theater in Parkchester and the people see the AMC sign in Parkchester and The Bronx will have one AMC opening in Parkchester and one AMC opening at the fromer Whitestone cinema

markp
markp on September 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

AMC did the same renovations at the Mountainside Theatre in New Jersey. I worked on that one, and as we finished one phase of work, the contractors would shift to this location.

geraldrivera456
geraldrivera456 on September 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

AMC will open another theater in the Bronx in 2016 but I know the whitestone cinema will be demolish once the AMC sign a contract with the NYC mayor the demolition of the whitestond cinema location will begin in January 2016

geraldrivera456
geraldrivera456 on September 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

My friend who started work for AMC in Bay Plaza told me the AMC will open three theaters in each location including Parkchester, fromer whitestone cinema property and 161st Street Concourse Plaza cinema.The Bronx need more movie theater speaking of movie theater the AMC will install a reclining seats in Magic Johnson theater 9,Lincoln Square 13 ,Empire 25 and Loews 34th Street 14 in january 1st, 2015

mhvbear
mhvbear on September 15, 2014 at 6:42 am

So AMC is going to screw up the Lincoln Square more than they have already.

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