Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

1886 Broadway at 63rd Street,
New York, NY 10023

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mhvbear
mhvbear on July 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Woody Allen always does well in NYC and LA and a few of the cities in between. He always has been a bit of a niche market director. He has had his hits and more than his share of flops. The fact that he married his companion;s adopted daughter is so old news. ‘Blue Jasmine’ averaged in excess of $100,000 per theater in it’s opening weekend. It is set to go wider in NYC this Friday including 3 screens at the Chelsea Cinemas. And is already be mentioned for Oscar nominations.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on July 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thank you for the confirmation mhvbear, I appreciate it .

raysson
raysson on July 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Moviemanforever: You’re absolutely right. Woody Allen hasn’t made a decent respectable comedy since “Sleeper”(that was 40 years ago!),and the last Woody Allen movie that made me laugh was “Radio Days” back in 1987. But since his involvement and molestation with his own stepdaughter has led people away from his films. Woody Allen hasn’t had a hit movie in years(decades) since this scandal has physically and permanently damaged his appeal to movie audiences and his career as a brilliant and gifted writer and director as well as producer. Sad but true. It’s no wonder that Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow have departed ways with him. Keaton said once in a interview that she doesn’t want to be nowhere near a Woody Allen project ever again.

The last Woody Allen movie I saw was 2012’s “From Rome With Love” that played in a 22-plex on the Friday before the July 4th weekend, and every theater was sold out except “From Rome With Love”. There were 10 people in the theater when the film started and about halfway through the movie 9 left with only 2 people inside when the film ended. The reason? “Rome With Love” played opposite “The Dark Knight Rises” that weekend which played on four screens that brought in capacity crowds. The same can be said about Spike Lee too, whose ego has turned away movie audiences. The last Spike Lee movie I saw played at the same 22-plex and their were only five people in the theater. A crying shame.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.

How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?

mhvbear
mhvbear on July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Yes this is one of the usual venues for new Woody Allen films along with the Angelika. And there are 4 venues the new BAM Harvey is is showing “Blue Jasmine” as well starting Friday in Brooklyn. I think I will make the trek over there and check out their new set-up.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on July 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

This will be one of the three NYC venues to “premiere” the San Francisco set Woody Allen movie “Blue Jasmine”.

Is this a usual venue for Allen’s movies in NYC? I don’t recall it being here before.

zoetmb
zoetmb on July 24, 2013 at 3:25 am

About 1030 seats.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm

It’s difficult to make this underground venue look glorious but this photographer has done his best.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

This opened on April 8, 1981 with Fellini’s “City Of Women”.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on October 16, 2009 at 1:36 am

New book on Talbot theatres.

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owenspierre81
owenspierre81 on July 13, 2008 at 5:10 am

LINCOLN PLAZA CINEMAS movie list 2002-07

4/12/02- HUMAN NATURE
9/20/02- BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
10/18/02- AUTO FOCUS
11/8/02- FAR FROM HEAVEN
12/27/02- NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
3/14/03- BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
6/6/03- WHALE RIDER
7/4/03- SWIMMING POOL
8/15/03- AMERICAN SPLENDOR
8/20/03- THIRTEEN
10/3/03- THE STATION AGENT
10/17/03- SYLVIA
11/26/03- IN AMERICA
12/12/03- GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
6/23/04- FAHRENHEIT 9/11
9/24/04- THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
10/22/04- SIDEWAYS
11/12/04- KINSEY
11/19/04- BAD EDUCATION
12/3/04- HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
12/29/04- THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON
12/29/04- THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
3/18/05- MELINDA AND MELINDA
6/24/05- MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
8/5/05- JUNEBUG
8/12/05- GRIZZLY MAN
9/30/05- CAPOTE
10/7/05- THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
11/16/05- BREAKFAST ON PLUTO
12/9/05- MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
12/14/05- THE THREE BURIALS OF MELAQUIDES ESTRADA
2/24/06- TSOTSI
4/14/06- THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE
5/5/06- ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
5/5/06- THE PROMISE
6/9/06- A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
7/28/06- SCOOP
9/27/06- THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
9/30/06- THE QUEEN
10/13/06- INFAMOUS
11/3/06- VOLVER
11/10/06- FUR: AN IMAGINARY OF DIANE ARBUS
11/17/06- FAST FOOD NATION
11/22/06- THE HISTORY BOYS
12/20/06- THE PAINTED VEIL
12/21/06- VENUS
12/27/06- PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER
2/23/07- AMAZING GRACE
2/23/07- THE LIVES OF OTHERS
4/6/07- BLACK BOOK
4/20/07- JINDABYNE
5/4/07- AWAY FROM HER
5/18/07- THE GOLDEN DOOR
7/4/07- RESCUE DAWN
8/17/07- THE 11TH HOUR
9/28/07- LUST, CAUTION
10/5/07- THE GOOD NIGHT
10/12/07- SLEUTH
10/19/07- RESERVATION ROAD
10/26/07- BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD
11/2/07- DARFUR NOW
11/16/07- MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
11/21/07- I’M NOT THERE
11/28/07- THE SAVAGES
11/30/07- THE DIVING AND THE BUTTERFLY
12/25/07- PERSEPOLIS
2/29/08- CITY OF MEN
2/29/08- THE COUNTERFEITERS
3/19/08- UNDER THE SAME MOON
4/4/08- MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS
4/11/08- YOUNG @ HEART
4/18/08- THE VISITOR
6/6/08- MONGOL
6/6/08- WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?
7/3/08- THE WACKNESS

I believe that the LINCOLN PLAZA is a great place to show great independent movies.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 3, 2008 at 1:46 am

The delay helped the Angelika establish itself as the top arthouse in NYC.

hardbop
hardbop on July 2, 2008 at 8:22 pm

On October 30, 1992 Lincoln Plaza doubled its capacity from 3 to 6 screens. I though the doubling occurred earlier than that when the Cinema Studio closed in 1990. I believe the Dan Tabott owned or at least ran both Cinema Studio & Lincoln Plaza.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on March 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm

I’ve noticed that, too. With the older people, they think they are whispering to their friend about what happens in the next part of the movie, but because the friend is hard of hearing the whisper ends up being normal conversation level for the rest of us.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 9, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Strange! I would guess that “older people” would be quiet during the show, having developed their moviegoing behavior at a time when such rudeness was discouraged by management.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 13, 2007 at 8:47 pm

I was recently at this horrible little cinema for a sold out showing of THE LIVES OF OTHERS. I am fifty years old and the crowd was even older. They never shut up for one second throughout the film. So much for the rude younger generation…

With columns in the auditorium of this mutation multiplex theatre, I would rather stay on 42nd Street or at AMC Lincoln Center…

DamienB
DamienB on May 1, 2007 at 12:55 am

Recently I was ehre and a woman of a certain age was gently explaining to the girl at the concession stand that she didn’t have to pay for her cup of coffee because she was Mrs. Daniel Talbot.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on August 28, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Once he closed the Cinema Studio it didn’t open again, but I think it sat there vacant for a long time before it was demolished for the B&N and apartment construction.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 28, 2006 at 2:41 pm

Hardbop… here’s an ad from a 1986 Times clipping I have:
New York Cinemas – Times 10/27/86

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas along with the Cinema Studio and Metro twins were being operated by Talbot’s chain New York Cinemas at this time. The Metro was acquired (and twinned) by Talbot in 1982. In fact, it was Talbot that re-christened it Metro (having picked it up as the XXX Midtown Theater). I think Cinema Studio was the first theater Talbot acquired after giving up the New Yorker in the ‘70’s. After opening Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and running it concurrently with Cinema Studio and the Metro, he doubled the Lincoln Plaza’s screens from 3 to 6 and rid himself of the other two houses in the late '80’s. Cineplex Odeon picked up the Metro in '87. I’m not exactly when the Cinema Studio met its demise or if anyone operated the theater after Talbot and before it was demolished to make way for the multi-level Barnes and Noble store that now occupies the site.

hardbop
hardbop on August 28, 2006 at 1:57 pm

I was doing some research this weekend and looking at the film listings in the “Times'” “Weekend” section and noticed that the ads for Lincoln Plaza, which then had only three screens, and the demolished Cinema Studio up the street, were combined in one display ad. Did Dan Talbot own or book both theatres? I assume he did, based on the ads, but had never known/realized that before.

DavidMorgan
DavidMorgan on August 14, 2006 at 11:43 pm

It may not be an inspiring space but they’ve certainly run more than their share of classics over the years, and I’m happy to have been there when they did. One of those exceptional experiences was when they ran Fassbinder’s 15-½ hour long “Berlin Alexanderplatz” in 1983 (tickers were sold as weekly 3-hour installments, in sets, so you’d buy a specific day and time for five weeks). What was amusing was going back to the same theatre every Monday at 9:30pm for five weeks and seeing the same people sitting in the SAME EXACT SEATS every week. Recently saw “Touching the Void” there.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 11, 2006 at 4:49 pm

This is where I saw “My Dinner with Andre” in 1981. Funny, back then, I was just jazzed to be going into Manhattan to see these kinds of movies that rarely made it out to the neighborhood cinemas and I hardly ever noticed the deficiencies in design or decor. I could certainly appreciate when I entered a stunning space like the Rivoli or Keith’s, but it wasn’t until later that I became so discerning about the theatrical space. I was just enthralled by the quality of films available only in Manhattan. I guess over the years as that quality has spiraled downward with every new film squeezed into a narrow funnel of PG-13 mediocrity based on ideas that basically re-hash every old movie and sitcom that ever attained a modicum of popularity, I was able to focus my attention on the quality of the theatrical decor and presentation. I’m sure if I walked into Lincoln Plaza Cinema’s today, I’d be pretty unenthusiastic.

BobT
BobT on August 6, 2005 at 4:08 pm

I never understood the love for this theatre either. Yes, the bookings are first rate but it seems that foreign and independant film lovers think you need hard plastic seats and no pitch to the floor to enjoy the film. It’s mindboggling that this and The Angelika are the world’s most sucessful independant theatres. A booking at these places can make or break a film. Am I wrong, but isn’t there an auditorium here where there is a giant pillar in front of one seat causing a partial view? I saw a couple of features here including “Muriel’s Wedding” and “Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert”, and although I loved them, the quality of the pictures superceded the quality of the showplace.