Multiplex Cinema in Concourse Village set to close; BP Gibson says mall owners mull another theater

The multiplex has been on 161st Street for more than 30 years.

Lindsay Tanney

Apr 30, 2024, 12:32 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson provided a promising update for customers upset that the Bronx is losing one of its last two movie theaters.
The Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas has been on 161st Street for more than 30 years. The multiplex is expected to shut down on May 28, which would make the AMC at Bay Plaza the only movie theater left in the Bronx.
News 12 spoke to locals, who say the theater is a staple in the community, and that this is one of only two cinemas left in the Bronx.
But Gibson says the owners of the mall are looking to put another theater in that location, possibly under different ownership.
Moviegoers tell News 12 that they're sad to hear the news and they hope another theater will remain in the area.
Showcase Cinemas provided the following statement regarding the closure:
Showcase Cinemas confirms the closure of Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas after failure to come to terms with a new lease agreement. The cinema will cease operations following the close of business on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Members of our Starpass loyalty program will receive a special offer as a way to thank them for their many years of movie-going at Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas. Showcase Cinemas remains deeply committed to our theatrical exhibition business and we look forward to continuing to provide a superior movie-going experience at our US cinema locations.


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