Metro Theatre Set To Reopen!

posted by Ross Melnick on November 22, 2004 at 3:15 pm

NEW YORK, NY — The New York Times is reporting that the Metro Theatre in Manhattan’s Upper West Side will reopen on December 3rd as an independent movie house after several tense months in which its future was the subject of numerous rumors (including that it would be converted into a supermarket).

The theater, operated by Peter Elson (of the famed Embassy theaters), will now be known as Embassy’s New Metro Twin and will cater to foreign and independent films, joining other Upper West Side staples as Lincoln Plaza, the Thalia, and Loews Lincoln Square. Its location, 30 blocks from its chief competitors, will give it some breathing room for bookings.

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Comments (5)

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 22, 2004 at 3:44 pm

Peter
Why don’t you reopen the Embassy 1,2 3 on broadway. You left them vacant for many years.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 23, 2004 at 3:11 pm

This seems to mark a return of the name “Embassy” to NYC exhibition, though it now appears to be “Embassy’s” if the sign on the marquee, “Embassy’s New Metro Twin” is correct. In the past, it was always “Embassy Guild,” “Embassy 2,3,4,” or whatever. And before the name “Embassy” disappeared, the theatres had become shoddy and “must to avoid if possible.” I hope that doesn’t quickly happen to the Metro Twin.

lillia
lillia on November 23, 2004 at 10:41 pm

I just finishd installing new seats at the theatre. There are also new screens, drapes, sound systems, carpeting,etc. The theatre looks great.

jma91122
jma91122 on November 26, 2004 at 7:43 am

I look forward to it opening,I hope everyone gets behind it,I hear only great things for that theater.It is a great thing for the area.

lillia
lillia on November 28, 2004 at 5:52 pm

Opening date is slated for December 3,2004

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