Bow-Tie Cinema 100

93 Knollwood Road,
White Plains, NY 10607

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Cinema 100

The Cinema 100 is a four screen art cinema that opened in the 1960’s in the Greenburgh section of White Plains, in a shopping center. The theatre was twinned, then converted into a quad in 1999 by Clearview Cinemas, when it was converted to an art house.

In June 2013, Bow-Tie Cinemas took over as it took most Clearview locations.

Contributed by Joe Masher

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ArchStanton007 on September 22, 2005 at 2:40 pm

Was ortiginally run by Ackerman-Tolchin chain as a first run $1.50 at all times house. Nice little theater back then. This is actuallyy located in the Town of Greenburgh which carries a White Plains postal address. I think it’s a twin, not a quad. I don’t believe it opened until the very early 1970’s.

stang119 on March 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

Firstly, thankfully we have a full time art theatre in Westchester. Actually that is the only nice thing to say about this theatre. Very poorly designed. One auditorium has a screen so large that it is virtually impossible to watch a subtitled movie without constantly cranking your head up and down. And that’s from the rear of the theatre. Then there are the two auditoriums that are slightly raked but the screen is so high that you leave with as stiff neck. You must sit in the last row of these theatres but that means you’re sitting next to the entrance door that opens with the hall lights literally hitting you in the face. This might have been a nice place as a single screen but now it just an embarresment. But they do have a new candy stand and free parking. God I miss the Fine Arts in Scarsdale.

movieguy on March 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

This was fine as a single screen, not to bad as a twin. It is now HORRIBLE!The seats were NEVER re-done since it was a SINGLE SCREEN! Not only are they old and uncomfortable BUT they are all at a slant in all 4 theatres. This is bc they were set up to face one screen!

Clearview fixed up many of their other in Westchester, NJ and Rockland with new seats and better sound systems over the past few years.

This theatre got nothing! Not even new carpets! So you get uncomfortable seats poor sound small screens 4 little boxes that are supposed to pass as theatres!

The last INSULT is the $11.00 price! I went there on Tue which is free if you have Optimum Cable Tripple Play.

The staff is friendly!


stang119 on March 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

You’re right, Peter. I forgot about the seats which face where the center of the screen used to be! Has Clearview ever built a new theatre of their own? I try to never go there. Why does it seem that all art theatres in this area are dumps? The least objectionable right now is National Amusements' All Westchester which usually puts 2 screens aside for artier fare. (By the way, I buy pre-paid tickets thru Working Advantage for $6.50 with no expiration date. But I’ll be damned if I’ll pay $11.00)

mycool44 on May 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

This was always my favorite theater growing up. Saw The Return of The Pink Panther here, as well as Fame, Family Plot, The Cheap Detective, Nighthawks, and many, many more. I even dragged a bunch of my friends there to see Winter Kills during one of their birthday parties without knowing it was completely inappropriate for a bunch of kids. I just wanted to go to Cinema 100.

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