Beekman Theatre

1254 Second Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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RobertR on September 30, 2004 at 2:21 pm

This place is a treasure, I am always waiting to hear it’s the next one to go. They could actually build over the theatre like they could have done with the Sutton before they masacred it.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 13, 2004 at 9:17 am

The Beekman first opened in the last week of April, 1952, according to a story that I stumbled on in The New York Times of May 4, 1952. In its first years, the Beekman was a subsequent-run “nabe,” with occasional first-runs of British and European imports. The theatre cost approximately $1 million to build, with financing provided by the New York Life Insurance Company.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 7, 2004 at 1:56 pm

Along with the Paris, the Beekman is the only other remaining single-screen example in Manhattan of what has been traditionally named the “art house”…although some very carefully selected mainstream films have also played here over the decades. In 1961 Antonioni’s “L'Avventura” was the filmic-reflection-about-the-angst-of-our-times-over-espresso that opened here, panned by Bosley Crowther of the New York Times, but going on to make legendary status on many best-films-of-all-times lists. Jules Dassin’s “He Who Must Die” on the other hand opened here in 1958 to a rave review by that critic but is all but unknown now. Over the years I had the chance to see a good number of films at this fine theatre. Satyajit Ray’s Indian famine film “Distant Thunder” made an impression in 1973, De Sica’s “A Special Day” with Mastroianni and Loren in 1977. I saw Woody Allen’s “Zelig” to a packed matinée house in 1983. My most recent visit was to Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” a few months ago.

dickdziadzio on December 31, 2003 at 6:41 am

Other than Radio City Music Hall, this is the ONE theatre to go into when you are in NYC. This is how it used to be.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on November 6, 2003 at 12:42 pm

Joan — as indicated at the top of this page, the Beekman is located on 2nd avenue between 65th and 66th streets. Tickets in most New York cinemas are $10 per show. Showtime information for the Beekman can be obtained by contacting the theater directly or using online services like or

unknown on November 6, 2003 at 11:57 am

I would like to know what street the Beekman Theater is locate on. What dates. If These HIP Could Talk is showing. And the cost of tickets.

SethLewis on May 31, 2002 at 2:40 am

Another one of my local theatres in the 60s 70s and 80s with such classics and non classics as The Maltese Bippy, Lady L, Z, The Paper Chase, Little Murders, The Sorrow and the Pity, The Exorcist, True Believers, Coup de Ville, Talk Radio in the mix. It is nice to see Clearview taking some pride in this which along with the Loews 72nd St (it will always be the Tower East to me) are the East Side’s last remaining single screen showplaces