AMC Bay Plaza 13

2210 Bartow Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10475

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optimist008
optimist008 on July 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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 30, 2014 at 6:12 am

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 1:32 pm

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 5, 2013 at 12:40 am

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 5:50 pm

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

stang119
stang119 on December 6, 2012 at 9:12 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 18, 2012 at 4:58 am

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 10:48 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 10:12 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 10:05 am

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

Movieguy718
Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 10:04 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 1:32 pm

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.