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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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.

amcbayplaza13 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.

amcbayplaza13 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 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.

mhvbear on September 15, 2014 at 6:42 am

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

amcbayplaza13 on December 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

C mon mhvbear, now why in the world AMC want to screw up Lincoln Square 13 already, AMC had a movie theater feud against Loews Cineplex. Loews Cineplex didn’t like AMC taking credit from other theaters chains like General Cinema and other chains. AMC tried their best by giving the people free movies, better popcorn and a new AMC reclining seats on every theaters,AMC tooked over the General Cinema movie theater operations and they agree with AMC by taking General Cinema operation and the AMC owned the Bay Plaza movie theater by fixing the theater up in late May June, july, August and September FYI AMC will more likely convert the fromer Whitestone Multiplex theater 14 into a newer AMC Whitestone 14 with IMAX but the new theater will have recliners reserving seating, freestyle soda machine and a stadium seating, the new theater will not look like the whitestone Multiplex theater 14 version , AMC are dang sure gonna open there theater version at the Paragon outlet mall project whitestone Multiplex theater 14 site.

amcbayplaza13 on December 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm

The fact about it is AMC will raise the price to $7.00 again next year with their bay plaza 13 due to the fact their bay plaza 13 was remodeled, that is why the Loews American Theater lost businesses because of poor films projection with the movies in parkchester in last year. The reason they gonna raise up the price here because people are always go to AMC in Bay Plaza more than the Whitestone Multiplex, Loews American Theater and Concourse plaza and I go to the movie in Bay Plaza to enjoying new AMC red reserving seating and I just brought a large popcorn and saw the Hunger game the mockingjay at the same time.

BxMovieMaven on January 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

To amcbayplaza – what you said makes sense about the closure of the Loews American in Parkchester, but the borough is desperately in need of another theatre, not just one that will play commercial features, but one that will also offer independent and art films. Though the audience for this may be small, the indie film industry is picking up steam, and right now six of the eight films nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards are not playing in either Bronx theatre, the first time that a majority of nominated films have not played in the borough. I am hoping that this will change in the weeks to come, and at least a couple of them will be booked.

But if AMC does re-open the Whitestone, the chances of independent and art movies opening there will be slim to none. A theatre independent of the major chains is badly needed.

robboehm on January 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Despite a goodly number of theaters on Long Island it’s been tough to find venues where these play. There are basically only two art houses; one with three screens the other with one. So films move in and out fast. They announced that the total revenue for the majority of the Oscar nominated films was less than what a big block buster would achieve. Duh. If it isn’t booked into a theater it’s not going to make money.

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