Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers

2548 Central Park Avenue,
Yonkers, NY 10710

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stang119
stang119 on August 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Time to change the old “Movieland” photo on homepage. I downloaded a new picture and more to come. I live this place

stang119
stang119 on August 24, 2014 at 8:14 am

Time for new photos. Place totally renovated, inside and out. I don’t know how to do it. Can someone tell me how?

John Fink
John Fink on October 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Bow Tie unfortunately departed from Central Plaza so Alamo can pretty much show whatever they want now. I had originally thought Alamo would be the place for genre kinds of films, while Central Plaza might get more family friendly stuff – even though Alamo does play both (in fact I spoke with families when I was the director a tech camp two summers ago in Austin and many families make the Alamo a theater of choice for a day out).

I had visited Yonkers opening night and had a good experience even if it wasn’t perfect (it was opening night – and they took 75% off our bill so I’m not complaining). They have pictures up on Facebook – and while they didn’t install Stadium Seating they made extensive lobby changes while keeping some of the vintage charm of this one painting the brick walls red and installing a theme (this one is Dr. Strangelove). Over all, like the locations I visited in Austin, this is first class operation.

Still I regret not getting to Central Plaza before they closed – I’ve been told much of the GCC charm is in tact :(

stang119
stang119 on August 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I think optimist008 is jumping the gun. Alamo is not playing a few of the same films. It’s only one “2 Guns” and I personally think this is an anomaly. When it was the Movieland 6 there were enough films for both theatres and with the Alamo’s policy of also playing art films this shouldn’t happen again

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Chill. Alamo is about upscale food & drinking so the same movies might play at both cinemas.

optimist008
optimist008 on August 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

CORRECTION TO THE ABOVE:
Google: Beech Cinema vs. Twentieth Century Fox Film

optimist008
optimist008 on August 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Question: Noticed that this theater is running a few of the same films also palying up the block at Bow Tie Central Plaza. Does this mean as the newest theater here, Bow Tie now loses the distribution tracks of several major studios??? This is how it happened in the 1960’s with the advent of shopping center theaters , the downtown theater became second fiddle to the film distributors. Are the studios bound to the exhbitors with exclusive licensing agreements?? If you Google “Beech Cinemas vs. General Cinema,” you will see a past lawsuit against 20th Century Fox involving alleged collusion between exhibitors and studios here in Westchester County, NY. John J. Fink and Scott Neff, please chime in on this!!!

mhvbear
mhvbear on August 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

Would like to see some additional pictures of the theaters themselves. Got a count on the seating looking at the reservation pages. Theater 1: 172 seats Theater 2: 64 seats Theater 3: 68 seats Theater 4: 191 seats Theater 5: 68 seats Theater 6: 26 seats

fred1
fred1 on July 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Its good to have a new company in the NYC area. I’m sick and tired of AMC and Regal popping out new theaters. It nice that there’s no more territories.

stang119
stang119 on July 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Good news. Alamo is having a pre-opening weekend Aug. 2, 3 and 4. It’s a run-thru for the staff. “Singin' in the Rain” @ $2 and all food is half price! I already have my tickets. Grand opening is the following week.

fred1
fred1 on January 14, 2013 at 3:05 am

Stang119: Here is a listing for the Alamo drafthouse in yonkers ,including a artist rendering of the theater. http://drafthouse.com/nyc_area/yonkers

stang119
stang119 on January 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

Fred…I don’t know if you’re in that area but I’m so looking forward to this, especially after seeing their PSAs. As of now, the only theatres showing ‘specialty fare’ is the Bronxville Triplex (where there is zero parking) and the god-awful Cinema 100 Greenburgh. I just hope their pricing policy is more in line with Westchester County than Manhattan ($14 and up)

fred1
fred1 on January 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

No problem , in the oringinal annoucement Alamo stated for a Christmas2112 opening but there were delay. It will be worth the wait if they are able to do it right.

stang119
stang119 on January 13, 2013 at 1:05 am

Opps. I obviously meant 2012. Thanks Fred for the update

fred1
fred1 on January 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I was tweeted by the Alamo Drafthouse that the opening maybe during the spring of 2013.

stang119
stang119 on January 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Something, or should I say nothing is going on over here. The Alamo website says the theatre should be open in time for the 2102 holiday season. As of yesterday when I drove by there was nothing being done. Not even a sign or notice of anything happening. Have the plans been scrapped? Hope not. I hear only great things about the Alamos!

John Fink
John Fink on August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Taking a look at pictures from the neighborhood it looks comparable to the Alamo South Lamar, I imagine it’ll be programed accordingly. (Lamar is all digital, excellent presentation – with a few 35MM in place, they have a few special events but The Ritz, 1 ½ miles away runs events every night). They consider the Lamar location to be a bit more “family friendly” – and the Alamo is most of the time (not of coarse during Terror Tuesdays or Weird Wednesdays).

Think of the Alamo as a cross between the best movie theatre you’ve ever been to and The Cheesecake Factory (in that they have a huge menu, and it’s all fresh and delicious). They care about the presentation and movie selection – as well as having a world class beer and cocktail selection – and they have lines around the block because seeing a film there is just more fun than seeing it elsewhere. (I just returned from 3 weeks in Austin and every time I go to my local, and very good theatre chain, Dipson – I’m slightly pissed someone won’t bring me freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with a scoop of ice cream – 90 minutes into the movie – – the Alamo has spoiled me on other theaters). I can’t wait for Alamo to come to NYC so I can take my friends and show them just how awful AMC’s Dine In Theaters are.

fred1
fred1 on August 2, 2012 at 9:51 am

To the Webmaster:
This theat is closed and renovating . Please change the status

stang119
stang119 on August 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

Can’t wait for the Alamo! Have only heard good things about the chain, especially their no tolerace policy of cell phones. BTW the picture above is ridiculous. That pic is two blocks away and facing the wrong side of the street!

fred1
fred1 on July 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Alamo drafthouse Cinemas will be taking over the operation of this theater ,planning to open during the holidays. This and the former Metro theater Manhattan , nyc area will have 2 Alamo cinemas. Here is a link to the Anouncement from Alamo’s website http://drafthouse.com/nyc_area/yonkers

optimist008
optimist008 on June 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This theater is closing on June 24, 2012 as per a notice posted. Apparently this is a result of the newly opened competitior National Amusements Ridge Hill cinema.

optimist008
optimist008 on November 22, 2004 at 5:05 pm

This theater opened as a fourplex in 1977 by original owner B.S. Moss with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on November 21, 2004 at 5:06 pm

This was originally B.S.Moss – and for some reason they became ensnared with UA, as they did with the Criterion in Manhattan.