New operators for NY theaters

posted by fanoffilm on August 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

NEW YORK, NY — I was just told by staff there that the Paris and the Beekman (Formerly NY 1 + 2) Theaters have been leased to City Cinemas, and to look for a lot of changes…

Theaters in this post

Comments (14)

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 18, 2009 at 4:23 pm

What kind of changes? I hope the Paris doesn’t change at all!

RobertR
RobertR on August 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Not good City Cinemas seems to be winding down selling off its properties.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 18, 2009 at 6:45 pm

This is not good news at all.

markp
markp on August 19, 2009 at 5:50 am

Watch these 2 bite the dust soon.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

Sad news as they are going on the cheap! City Cinemas is a Joke….. Run by JACOBS ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS!

John Fink
John Fink on August 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Have the theaters actually been leased or are they just being booked / managed by City Cinemas? I assume if this is the case the same programing will remain along with the same site management. While City Cinemas has been closing properties in NYC, it’s parent company has grown significantly acquiring sites in Northern California and Hawaii. If they are smart and book the theaters like they do the Angelika, don’t show the same boring pre-show, keep the same presentation standards (I rarely have complaints about the Angelika and Village East) and keep the same staff, hopefully the only changes will be the popcorn.

The Paris is a real treat of a theater to attend: comfortable, beatiful, well programed with flawless presentation. I don’t think City Cinemas will be booking GI Joe there anytime soon.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm

These theaters were previously leased to other movie chain operators, as the Introductions make clear. The owner always made sure they operated as he saw appropriate. I assume there’s only one “Jacobs” so if same man who was already doing the film booking, there may not be any changes for customers.

I like the Paris popcorn, and hope that doesn’t change.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm

JACOBS BOOKED THE THEATER AND MANAGED IT….. Now cc does both.But there leased .

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm

I’m confused. You implied above that City Cinemas is run by Jacobs. So, if Jacobs was already booking & managing these 2 theaters, what difference will happen now?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 20, 2009 at 1:30 am

NO.NO—-DIFFERENT CO…..

fanoffilm
fanoffilm on August 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I was told they signed a long lease. Jacobs is not part of city cinemas. The projectionist union is now picketing outside both theaters.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 23, 2009 at 4:58 am

This how it works——JACOBS ENT MANAGED and BOOKED the theater directly for the owner of the building for the last 14 years. Now CITY CINEMAS is renting the space and booking and running it them selves.

Jacobs still books BAM in Brooklyn.

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