AMC Bay Plaza 13

2210 Bartow Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10475

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optimist008
optimist008 on August 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Heard this theater just installed recliners in all auditoriums and re did the concession areas. Has anybody been there lately ??? Concourse Plaza remains closed to due the Legionnaries plague leaving this as the only theater for Bronx movie goers…

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on March 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

The Bronx have two movie theater left. They need to open another theater in another location in the Bronx. National Amusement said they gonna open their theater at Kingsbridge Amroy but the plans were cancel but they decided to build a ice rinks.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on March 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

hdtv267 They did not say they gonna close two movie theater in the bronx, They said they gonna keep two movie theater open according to the news article on the new york times.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on March 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

I doubt AMC Bay Plaza 13 and Concourse Plaza mulitplex 10 is more likey to stay open in the near future . There is no way that 2 Bronx ,movie theater cannot leave the bronx.

robboehm
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.

BxMovieMaven
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.

amcbayplaza13
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.

amcbayplaza13
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.

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.

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.

amcbayplaza13
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

amcbayplaza13
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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on May 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

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

stang119
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.

Markiebee800
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….

robboehm
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.

thebrat
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.

Movieguy718
Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

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

Movieguy718
Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 2:04 am

I LOVED this theater. It had five 400+ seat, big screen auditoria. Even the small screens were nice.
Now, there are two big screens left and the original small theaters are the medium sized ones. The three tiny boxes created to make this a 13plex are worthless. Haven’t been there in years. Anyone know how it is holding up?

markp
markp on June 15, 2009 at 5:32 am

This theatre was originally 10 screens under GCC. I remember going there in 1994 to see the first ever demonstration of D.T.S. Digital sound. While I was working for GCC when this theatre was being built, I remember there was a problem from nearby co-op city, in that someone kept shooting out the glass windows of the theatre. At the time it was built, it was rumored that this was GCC’s most expensive build to date at that time. And also it was rumored that with the rent what it was, the theatre would never clear a profit.