Cinema Latino for NYC’s Clearview Broadway & 62nd
NEW YORK, NY — On Monday, Clearview Cinemas announced via PRNewswire that on Friday, August 27 its 300-seat theatre at 62nd and Broadway will reopen as Cinema Latino — the only all Latino movie house in Manhattan.
The single-screen will exclusively show first run Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese films with English subtitles imported from 20 different countries.
Morten Gotterup, senior vice president and general manager of Clearview Cinemas, said: “In addition to appealing to the significant Latino community in the New York area — that is over 2 million strong in Manhattan alone — we believe this format will resonate with film lovers of all backgrounds looking for important new films by talented film makers that depict the diverse cultures, lives and stories from around the world.”
Clearview Cinemas is working with Armando Guareno, founder and executive director of La CinemaFe Film Festival, to acquire films for exclusive showings directly from studios around the world.
“LaCinemaFe’s mission is to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, lives and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities in Latin America, the United States, Spain and Portugal through our annual film festival and projects including our work with Clearview on Cinema Latino,” Guareno added. “By creating a space in Manhattan to showcase these films we hope to strengthen the cultural and economic ties among these countries.”
From August 11 to 23 the third annual LaCinemaFe Film Festival will be the kick off event for the new program format. More information can be found at http://www.clearviewcinemas.com/ or by calling Cinema Latino at 212.265.7466.
A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation since 1998, Clearview Cinemas was formed in 1994 and currently operates 54 movie theatres with 266 screens in the New York metropolitan area, including the famous Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Clearview Cinemas operates theatres in New Jersey, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island, and Pennsylvania.