Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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Previously operated by: National Amusements, Redstone Drive-In Theaters

Architects: Burt W. Federman

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Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

The 10-screen Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas were built on the site of the Whitestone Drive-In (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas opened on October 28, 1983 the same date that the Comack Multiplex Cinemas opened. On November 11, 1985 it became a 12-screen multiplex. On October 9, 1987 a 13th screen was created and on December 4, 1987 it became a 14 screen theatre. It was closed in June 2013.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The Whitestone Cinemas was one of over 1,000 theater projects designed by architect Burt W. Federman.

ridethectrain on January 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm

The same as the Sunrise Multiplex

HipHopSince1979 on April 29, 2021 at 10:37 am

Damn. Now there are only two multiplex cinema movie theaters left in The Bronx. Smh.

ridethectrain on June 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

Please update, became a 12 plex on November 11, 1985 added on to the complex, 13 screens on October 9, 1987 and 14 on December 4, 1987. To make it 14 screens, two 512 seat screen were split in half. No grand opening ads for the new screens.

optimist008 on June 23, 2021 at 9:50 am

Yes this borough needs more screens and the mixed development housing the Hip Hop museum had planned a state of the art multiplex without naming the exhibitor. This theater no longer appears on their website and is likely abandoned or on hold due to the virus. Bronxpoint.nyc

MovieguyNYC on May 7, 2022 at 11:13 pm

This place had four “big” rooms and six small ones. No screens were ever added. At some point in the late 80s, two big rooms were split. Sometime in the mid 90s the other two big rooms were split. Grand total of 14 bowling alley type theaters.

ridethectrain on May 8, 2022 at 11:22 am

@movieguynyc. Two screens were added next to original theater 10. Only two were split

ridethectrain on May 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

Redstone aka National Amusements were know between 1980 to 1988, first they build additional screens to the end of the hallway and when they ran out of space, theatres like Amboy, Commack and Sunrise Cinemas they would split some of their large 550-700 screens, Sunrise it was 4 of the 8 were split, Commack and Whitestone 2 of the 4 large houses split and Amboy had 2 split. Not for sure how Brookhaven went from 12 to 14.

jwmovies on December 29, 2022 at 9:26 pm

Concourse Multiplex 10 in West Bronx and AMC Bay Plaza 13 is all that’s left…At one time the hood had over 100 theatres AND a drive in on Bruckner! Shame really…😳🥺😪

MovieguyNYC on March 23, 2023 at 12:36 am

Hey Ctrain! It went from 10 to 12 by splitting the two big rooms that were next to each other in the center of the building. Then from 12 to 14 by splitting the two remaining big rooms. This all resulted in 14 bowling alley type auditoriums. There was never an add on. If there was an add on, there would have still been the two big rooms - but there weren’t. I grew up with this theater.

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