AMC Bay Plaza 13

2210 Bartow Avenue,
Bronx, NY 10475

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Gerald Rivera
Gerald Rivera on October 23, 2023 at 6:36 pm

I remembered AMC used to have the old seats then red recliners seats at this theater and now they changed to black recliners that movie theater has changed alot since I went there in 18 years ago

ridethectrain on September 24, 2021 at 6:11 pm

Wonder why AMC changed the recliner from. Red to Black

stang119 on September 23, 2021 at 11:23 am

Much work has been done by AMC here. That cover photo of the chair should be replaced by one of the theatre itself! BTW, those red seats have all been replaced. I was actually there yesterday (hadn’t been in a while). Very pleasantly surprised. I’ll try to get updated photos next time I go.

ridethectrain on September 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Please update, the expansion to 13 screens was in 1995.

ridethectrain on September 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Now they have 1240 seats.

ridethectrain on September 4, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Please update, the three additional screens which theatres 2, 3 and 7 were split in half. General Cinema made those theatres half the size. The only thing AMC did, a couple of years ago, they put recliners the theatre. The seating capacity when the theatre open was theatre 1. 472 with THX, 2 and 3 were 450, 4 was 293, 5 and 6 was 233, 7 was 450, 8 was 458 and 9 and 10 were 182. When General Cinema destroyed theatres 2, 3 and 7 to add more screens, 2 had 157, 3 was 150, 7 was 150. Theatres 11 were 107 and 12 and 13 122. To reach the new screens, their were short hallways to enter.

With the theatre being very busy, General Cinema did the expansion in the early 1990s.

The new capacity with the recliners are: 1. 186 2. 84 3. 79 4. 113 5. 113 6. 113 7. 84 8. 186 9. 77 10. 77 11. 37 12. 47 13. 44

theatrefan on October 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Was here today to see “Bridge Of Spies” in auditorium #9 today, the house lights were on during the entire movie, I did let the employees know at the start of the film, but it never got fixed. Also they were showing a scope film on a flat screen with absolutely no masking on the top and bottom. I did get a pass for my troubles, but it actually means I have to go back to another AMC Theatre, I wish they would give out Regal passes instead, LOL.

optimist008 on August 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Heard this theater just installed recliners in all auditoriums and re did the concession areas. Has anybody been there lately ??? Concourse Plaza remains closed to due the Legionnaries plague leaving this as the only theater for Bronx movie goers…

robboehm on January 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Despite a goodly number of theaters on Long Island it’s been tough to find venues where these play. There are basically only two art houses; one with three screens the other with one. So films move in and out fast. They announced that the total revenue for the majority of the Oscar nominated films was less than what a big block buster would achieve. Duh. If it isn’t booked into a theater it’s not going to make money.

BxMovieMaven on January 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

To amcbayplaza – what you said makes sense about the closure of the Loews American in Parkchester, but the borough is desperately in need of another theatre, not just one that will play commercial features, but one that will also offer independent and art films. Though the audience for this may be small, the indie film industry is picking up steam, and right now six of the eight films nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards are not playing in either Bronx theatre, the first time that a majority of nominated films have not played in the borough. I am hoping that this will change in the weeks to come, and at least a couple of them will be booked.

But if AMC does re-open the Whitestone, the chances of independent and art movies opening there will be slim to none. A theatre independent of the major chains is badly needed.

mhvbear on September 15, 2014 at 6:42 am

So AMC is going to screw up the Lincoln Square more than they have already.

markp on September 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

AMC did the same renovations at the Mountainside Theatre in New Jersey. I worked on that one, and as we finished one phase of work, the contractors would shift to this location.

optimist008 on July 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

John, defintely agree with all your comments. FYI: Rumor says another theater will open in the former Whitestone Cinema site as part of the Paragon Outlet Mall project opening there in 2016. Betting that National Amusements is the operator and Da' Bronx still needs more screens.

John Fink
John Fink on July 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Due for the AMC recliner-plex treatment per their website (no doubt the second generation that don’t recline as far and only allow for half the theatre capacity to be cut). AMC has been (after a year) charging a premium on the recliner-plexes – $16.50 at 84th Street is NYC’s highest 2D adult ticket price for a non-IMAX show.

The other Bronx theater in operation, Concourse Plaza recently installed comfortable rocker seats. Bay Plaza certainly needs an upgrade – while Concourse Plaza simply needs to be more welcoming – – it’s seriously like National Amusements built a movie theater in what looks like the middle of a maximum security prison. The least inviting theater I’ve ever been to.

The Bronx overall needs more movie screens, for a city that large to only have 24 screens at two complexes to choose from (AMC will likely in a year raise prices here quite dramatically) its time for another operator to enter. The only question is where?

(Yonkers by comparison has three excellent theaters in operations with a total of first run 27 screens)

RobertR on March 11, 2014 at 6:32 am

Talk about an opportunity to open theatres. All of the Bronx has only 2 theatres? We have 3 theatres just in Forest Hills.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

General Cinema’s Bay Plaza 10 was one of more than thirty theaters designed by Port Washington, New York, architect James Thomas Martino. He designed a total of eight multiplexes for General Cinema Theatres.

stang119 on December 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I hadn’t been to this theatre in years but went recently as they had the Fanthom Event of “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein”. Place seemed to be in pretty good shape. thebrat is correct about avoiding theatres 11-12-13. Very poorly designed chopped up auditorium. Problem is you never know which theatre is playing your film until after you get inside. Now I ask.

Markiebee800 on September 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

They have this theatre mixed up with the one on 161st across from the family courthouse & a block from the Grand Concourse & a few from Yankee Stadium.. This is in Co- op City, Bay Plaza….

robboehm on March 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Are there any well maintained theatres out there. I keep these horror show postings of escaltors down, bad projection, poor maintenance.

thebrat on October 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Under AMC, this theater SUCKS! The management had no idea what they’re doing, such as a show being delayed by 40 minutes, poor sound system, etc. I advise you NOT to go into the #11-13 screens. They suck. I’ve heard that #1 is still THX-certified, but I’ve only peeked in that auditorium during a film. AMC should get their act together.

I wish I visited this theater when GCC operated it.

Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

Oh! Also, at least one theater was THX certified.

Movieguy718 on November 20, 2009 at 2:04 am

I LOVED this theater. It had five 400+ seat, big screen auditoria. Even the small screens were nice.
Now, there are two big screens left and the original small theaters are the medium sized ones. The three tiny boxes created to make this a 13plex are worthless. Haven’t been there in years. Anyone know how it is holding up?

markp on June 15, 2009 at 5:32 am

This theatre was originally 10 screens under GCC. I remember going there in 1994 to see the first ever demonstration of D.T.S. Digital sound. While I was working for GCC when this theatre was being built, I remember there was a problem from nearby co-op city, in that someone kept shooting out the glass windows of the theatre. At the time it was built, it was rumored that this was GCC’s most expensive build to date at that time. And also it was rumored that with the rent what it was, the theatre would never clear a profit.