Central Plaza Cinema

2630 Central Park Avenue,
Yonkers, NY 10710

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Central Plaza Cinema

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The Central Plaza is a shopping center theatre that was opened by General Cinemas in the 1960’s. Originally seating 1,700 in the orchestra and balcony, the theatre was twinned, triplexed, then converted into a quad (2 up-250 each, 2 down-600 each). It still features its original GC “CINEMA” sign on the roof, and toward the front of the lobby you can feel that the floor is hollow—it’s covering the original lobby fountain.

After GCC, Clearview Cinemas took over, and in June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over as it took most Clearview locations. The Central Plaza Cinema was closed on September 19, 2013 due to the lease expiring.

Contributed by Joe Masher

Recent comments (view all 31 comments)

joemasher
joemasher on September 21, 2013 at 3:29 am

The Central Plaza Cinema has been closed. Last business day was Thu 9/19/2013.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on September 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

Joe, what did it in, lease expiration or DLP conversion feasibility?

optimist008
optimist008 on September 21, 2013 at 6:45 am

joemasher,

Is it possible that another theater chain will assume the new lease??????????

markp
markp on September 21, 2013 at 8:37 am

Another one bites the dust.

optimist008
optimist008 on September 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

The Hudson Mall cinema , Jersey City, NJ is the last GCC structure still standing ???

stang119
stang119 on September 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

If they are going to renovate they need to eliminate the upstairs Theatres There is zero access if you have any trouble climbing stairs. That is the main reason I stopped going there. I drove past today and there is just a closed sign at the box office. Nothing else. I can’t possibly imagine any other kind of business that could use this space.

DonPatch
DonPatch on October 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

Central Plaza isn’t renovating. We are closed down for good. Our last business day was 9/19/13. It was also the day the staff was told we were closing. Bow Tie closed down a couple of theaters after they took over Clearview.

John Fink
John Fink on February 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

RE: Optimist008 – Hudson Mall is currently open despite the revolving door of operators over the years – they’ve have covered to digital.

Western New York is a region where a few GCC locations of various vintages can be found – the most “vintage” of the bunch (all are digital by the way!) are Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville, NY (including a big auditorium with a shadowbox screen!) and Chautauqua Mall I & II in Jamestown. A few others in Buffalo-Rochester were either of the 80’s vintage or evolved towards that “look” (Movieland 8 – formerly Thruway Mall has quite a history – it’s a GCC of two eras….although sadly its in very rough shape as a very popular discount theater – while I don’t recall it having a shadowbox screen, they still an original giant auditorium that seats about 600!).

I can’t speak for Hudson Mall but one location that has a few GCC touches lurking in a wing (including original style bathrooms) is Starplex Brunswick Square – the auditoriums recently underwent an extensive renovation (I’m not sure if they had a Shadowbox screen and if so it survived several renovations and divisions).

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 12, 2014 at 8:39 am

Anybody know what’s happening here? Has it been converted to some other use, demolished or is it just sitting empty?

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