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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Recent comments (view all 53 comments)

optimist008 on June 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

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 !!!

Nina8 on May 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm

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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm

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

ridethectrain on January 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The same as the Sunrise Multiplex

HipHopSince1979 on April 29, 2021 at 12:37 pm

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

ridethectrain on June 23, 2021 at 12:28 am

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 11:50 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 8, 2022 at 1:13 am

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 1:22 pm

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

ridethectrain on May 8, 2022 at 8:46 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.

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