Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas

2505 Bruckner Boulevard,
Bronx, NY 10469

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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.

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…😳🥺😪

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.

ridethectrain on May 8, 2022 at 11:22 am

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

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.

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

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.

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 January 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm

The same as the Sunrise Multiplex

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.

Nina8 on May 6, 2018 at 11:44 am

We have 2, that’s right 2 movie theaters in the whole Bronx, the Whitestone is now a lot for the city to auction off cars. They were using it to park the school buses but I don’t think they are doing that anymore. It’s a shame the people of the Bronx have to go to CO-OP City or 161st St by the Court House and pay an arm and a leg to see a movie, the kids have nothing to do but go to a mall to see a movie or wait til it comes out on-demand.

optimist008 on June 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

For sale signs posted again on this property which was first sold by National Amusements in the second largest sale price in NYC for that year for the construction of a Woodbury Commons type outlet mall and it fell through for unknown reasons.

Then a big, big, NYC housing developer bought it for whatever…nothing happened…theater still stands in a borough that remains severely under screened with it’s population the largest ever. Over 100 single screens in the Bronx back in the day !!!

Gabi Gonzalez
Gabi Gonzalez on April 2, 2017 at 6:17 am

Hello fellow movie theater lovers,

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theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 5:29 am

Opening Info From Boxoffice Magazine Januay 1984

Whitestone, N.Y.

The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas, a new ten-screen complex, opened recently.

The Whitestone located on the site of the former Whitestone Drive-In offers a choice of ten first-run movies under one roof.

The former Whitestone Drive-In was opened in 1949 as a single screen and was twinned in 1978.

It remained an active theatre operation until last year when construction began on the new indoor complex.

The new cinema is located on Bruckner Boulevard and Hutchinson River Parkway and is easy to reach from
all of the metro area.

The Whitestone complex will seat over 4300 people. The cinema site provides acres of free, parking for over 1500 cars.

The Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas are operated by Redstone Management of Boston.

markp on August 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm

3 years is nothing. The old Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ has been sitting empty for 11 years.

R68Dtrain2500 on February 25, 2016 at 6:23 pm

They have to convert this theater into a mall

R68Dtrain2500 on February 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

This movie theater has been closed down for 3 year they got to do something

welli on May 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I think walmart or costco or bjs at least 1 of them should be there.

optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

CORRECTION: The story appeared in the Friday, April 3 edition of www.bxtimes.com let’s hope AMC or whomever gets to open up on this site that is begging for a multiplex!!!

optimist008 on April 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The property is being sold again according to today’s edition of www.bxtimes.com which indicated it could end up as an outlet mall as originally planned but from a new owner.

optimist008 on March 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm


If you have any friends at Bow Tie, tell them that other areas of the Bronx are ripe for a theater such as the area next to the southbound Deegan above Fordham Road where two new retail projects are emerging. Also, if Regal pulled out of the downtown Yonkers retail project, they should take a look. The planned site is on Nepperhan Ave at New School Street. The area begs for a multiplex and had 3 single screens up until the 1970’s…

fred1 on February 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

The Kingsbridge Armroy plan was Bow Tie Cinemas baby

optimist008 on December 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

amcbayplaza13, Thank you for your posting. FYI: The plan for a theater at the planned Kingsbridge Armory Mall died when that project was voted down by the City Council. An ice rink is opening there instead…I thought you said AMC was building a 25 plex at the Whitestone?? Now it’s only going to be 17 screens with IMAX???

optimist008 on November 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

To the above, Regal is considering selling it’s theaters, so for now it’s not likely they are building any new ones. And did you actually hear that they want to build at Hunt’s Point?? Same with Cinemark??

Are you speculating, or did you actually hear this from elsewhere?? National Amusements had planned to build a theater in the original Kingsbridge Armory retail project that was voted down a few years back.

Many Thanks, hope you are right!!!

optimist008 on November 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

It makes sense that another multiplex would open in the Whitestone property. BUT…if AMC does open there, will they still keep their Bay Plaza multiplex???

Another area in the northwest Bronx that absolutely begs for a cinema is in one of those two new retail projects located next to the Deegan Expressway where Stella a Doro used to be.