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optimist008 commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 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

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optimist008 commented about Cinema 100 on Mar 29, 2021 at 10:06 am

Went to this nice theater way back when they ran first run films for $1.00. And regardless of their expensive concession, how did they make any money and didn’t the studios object to them charging one dollar ? Recall reading that Disney had objected to General Cinema’s bargain matinee prices.

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optimist008 commented about Cinema 100 on Mar 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

As of today, a large for rent sign is posted and CVS has not taken over. None of it appears gutted. Maybe if not rented bu the time patrons return in great numbers elsewhere, another chain will move in or maybe even Bow Tie will return.

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Mar 7, 2021 at 9:36 am

Did they close permanently? They had upgraded to recliners so am wondering if the closure is temporary even though it dropped from their website. Will ask next time I go to their other theaters.

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optimist008 commented about Center Cinemas on Feb 1, 2021 at 9:25 am

And an unidentified exhibitor likely withdrew from the downtown Yonkers mixed used project. Expect Bow Tie to also drop it’s multiplex planned for Greenwich, CT after having closed it’s theater next to the railroad station. Damn this virus!!!!!

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optimist008 commented about Center Cinemas on Feb 1, 2021 at 7:34 am

Regal withdrew from it’s planned theater in Paramus, NJ to have been located on the top level of the vacant Sears on Route 17. I would bet the same for the multiplex above and for their Flushing-Tangram site as well. Doubt we will see any new theaters built for several years thanks to Covid.Another new theater planned for a Bronx mixed use project (bronxpoint.nyc) has been scrapped. The exhibitor was never identified.

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optimist008 commented about Bronxville Picture House on Jan 24, 2021 at 5:15 am

Theater is officially closed as per write up on myhometownbronxville.com. They are hoping to repurpose it into possible community reuse.

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optimist008 commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 31, 2020 at 6:17 am

Agree with the above comment, but this theater was barely breaking even as per management telling me several years back. This was an excellent theater with well proportioned auditoriums. It was built when expansion of the former nearby Hawthorne multiplex was nixed by town government.

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optimist008 commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 17, 2020 at 7:33 pm

Theater was demolished in November of 1970 as per the book “The Changing Face of White Plains” from their historical society. No sure when it was officialy closed.

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optimist008 commented about GCC Northeast 4 on May 12, 2020 at 9:24 am

Reading hearing this was one of GCC’s top money making location. Corrct???

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm

PS to the above: www.bronxpoint.nyc Then scroll down and click on the word Development and it mentions a state of the art theater as part of this project. The sign for Cinema also appears in one rendering.

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 27, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Correction to the above: They did not renovate with recliners as was done with White Plains , Cross County and College Point. So am speculating they are not upgrading this theater as they may be the theater chain coming to the nearby Bronx Point mixed use project at the southbound Deegan @ the waterfront next to the 145th Street bridge…

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optimist008 commented about Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Heard they are building condos on the theater site. Not sure if their lease ended on it’s own or if the landlord bought out their lease…

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optimist008 commented about Tacoma Mall Twin Theatre on Oct 1, 2018 at 11:27 am

This site has many, many newspapers online:wwwfultonhistory/fultonhtml.org

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optimist008 commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:04 am

This theater is closing next year as per media reports…they are not renewing their lease.

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 25, 2018 at 5:54 am

It is possible that the water pipe issue is taking long since maybe the landlord has to pay for it. Regardless, glad that they woke up and are renovating here with recliners. They lost too much patronage to AMC Bay Plaza and Magic Johnson, Harlem. Last time I saw a film here, the screen was way too dark. You seriously have to wonder if the manager or even district manager ever take a peek in their auditoriums…

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optimist008 commented about Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 24, 2018 at 5:56 am

They are renovating it next month with recliners and they are closed right now due to a water pipe issues…they should have renovated long, long, ago and have finally waken up as they did with Cross County, Yonkers, NY which is slowly gaining popularity with it’s recliners and free parking. Validated parking at Ridge Hill is still $4.00 !!!

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optimist008 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 29, 2018 at 6:05 am

They just completed recliner installation at Cross County, Yonkers, NY and the result is excellent by using 5 inch risers every few rows. This was a non stadium seated theater.

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optimist008 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:03 am

MarkNYLA—You are so correct, recliners are very awkward with stadium seating. Unless you sit in the first few rows going upward, everything beyond that makes for awkward viewing since you need to goose neck, leaning forward.

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optimist008 commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinema Dobbs Ferry, NY on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:19 am

Great sound and the picture was crystal clear, but the image was off frame. Nice auditoriums. Music is much too loud in the outer areas and should be age neutral for what little of the over 40 age group that does go to the movies…felt like a night club as opposed to a movie theater. Food prices were higher than Alamo..

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optimist008 commented about Showcase Cinemas De Lux Cross County 10 on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:50 am

Work began today on the recliner installation…

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optimist008 commented about Showcase Cinemas De Lux Cross County 10 on Jan 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

Supposed to start adding in recliners here later this month…

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optimist008 commented about College Point Multiplex on Dec 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

As per their website, recliners are being installed next year here and in Yonkers..

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optimist008 commented about Showcase Cinemas De Lux Cross County 10 on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

Recliners are coming here next year as per their website. Also coming to their College Point, NY location…could not find that theater listed on this site under both College Point and Whitestone, NY…

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optimist008 commented about UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 on Dec 14, 2017 at 6:09 am

Send your complains to the corporate level which will resolve any valid movie goer issues. The manager and assistants cannot be trusted to fix these problems…they are cut from the same cloth as their staff…