Central Plaza Cinema

2630 Central Park Avenue,
Yonkers, NY 10710

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MSC77 on December 2, 2023 at 3:39 pm

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Westchester County: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1960-Present”.

JamminDoojoo on March 7, 2023 at 9:16 am

It’s now an extension to the nearby Party City. The Alamo Drafthouse is nearby, as is the Showcase in Ridgehill.

Nicholas Martinez
Nicholas Martinez on February 19, 2023 at 4:14 am

I would love to see photos of the inside and the auditoriums, It’s a shame for a theater that closed as recently as 2013 there are no photos online. I believe I saw Attack of the clones here but barely remember the layout other than there was a second floor. wonder if anything is left of the upstairs, party city didn’t seem to affect the other floor.

Moviefan333 on January 25, 2023 at 7:04 pm

This Theatre had good sized screening rooms. Large screens and comfortable seats. Unfortunate that it closed. It was a good place to catch a movie. There was another movie theater in the same complex. It’s now the Alamo Drafthouse

rivest266 on October 3, 2020 at 11:24 am

Grand opening ad posted.

cinemasoul on May 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm

With Party City announcing the closure of 45 stores, I wonder how this location will be affected. Personally, it saddened me to see this theater get converted. I remember my sister telling me about the movies she use to catch here when she worked close by. It seemed like such a charming theater.

optimist008 on December 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

Comfortably Cool, many thanks for posting the ad above and which newspaper site did you get it from please???

John Fink
John Fink on March 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Party City is moving in – the upstairs does not appear to be used for retail. The exterior walls also got a facelift.

Joseph on July 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Something is going on here. The interior of the building appears to be demolished from the inside out to the outer walls. Basically now a shell.

optimist008 on December 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

P.S.—The entire downstairs interior has been fully demolished. Even if the Ridge HIll Cinema did not open, not sure if this theater was still viable or not…Lohud.com reported yesterday that the developer of the former Tarrytown GM property wants to include a movie theater..

optimist008 on December 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

dave-bronx, lernerproperties.com still has 17.5K of space for lease on their website after another 17.5k was apparently leased or optioned. Heard from a store owner that a gym may occupy part of the theater. GUESSING that a gym could occupy the upstairs as was done with the UA White Plains with another tenant downstairs. The balcony stairway was demolished. Guessing that an ADA compliant elevator will be installed when the property is leased. Got a peek inside months backl and saw what is left of the unearthed lobby waterfall!!!

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?

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).

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.

optimist008 on September 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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

markp on September 21, 2013 at 8:37 am

Another one bites the dust.

optimist008 on September 21, 2013 at 6:45 am


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

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

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

joemasher on September 21, 2013 at 3:29 am

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

optimist008 on September 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

P.S. Webmaster: The correct seat count was 1700, not 1900 back in the GCC days as a single screen as per Boxoffice magazine.

optimist008 on September 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

One of the merchants nearby tells me they are renovating and not closed permanently as said in their phone recording today. No way Bow Tie would have bought this theater and closed it after three short months. If they actually do re open, they should run specialized films to piggy back Alamo Drafthouse down the block.

stang119 on March 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

This was never an AMC Theatre. After General Cinema went under this became (and still is) a Clearview Cinemas theatre.

dave-bronx™ on November 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

It was certainly a big coincidence, other than that I couldn’t say. He retired after the merger, and didn’t go back to amc.

Dan03 on December 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm

“…and that same VP came on board at Loews about 6-8 months before AMc took them over…”

Does this mean that AMC was involved in shady activity?