Paris Theatre

4 West 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 24, 2012 at 8:47 am

As was blogged by the Paris on its Facebook site, a recent compliment from an acrtress-

“We’re here at the Paris Theatre, which is such a romantic, old-fashioned theater. This felt like a very appropriate dress,” actress Jessica Chastain said at Tuesday night’s New York premiere of Coriolanus as she smoothed the tissue-thin lace overlay of her floor-skimming Monique Lhuillier look. “ http://www.vogue.com/parties/the-new-york-premiere-of-coriolanus/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=Fashion+Instant

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I was at the 2:45 PM showing yesterday! Which showing were you at? Tonight, ABC TV news showed “The Artist” on the Paris marquee in a story about the film.

marcystarnes
marcystarnes on October 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I remember The Paris, the Festival and Ziegfeld Theaters well. Theaters use masking, not curtains to property frame the image on the screen.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Plaza http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6138

BRADE48
BRADE48 on June 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Was there a theatre in the same area at one time called the Plaza? I remember seeing ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT in '86 at a theatre near the Paris which was showing A ROOM WITH A VIEW at the same time.

edblank
edblank on October 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

In Pittsburgh, as in Manhattan, “The Trouble With Harry” played its first-run engagement in the city’s most prominent art house, the Squirrel Hill. Being a Hitchcock film, “Harry” did move on to neighborhood engagements, most often shoring up a different, but also same-time, Paramount release, “Anything Goes.”

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Over 60 years and still going,thats great.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

In a rare and welcome move, today’s NYT ad promotes the Paris over the movie.

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

I went to a movie at the Festival. Curtains are used sometimes at the Ziegfeld, as you know, Mike, though not all the time. Both are wonderful theaters.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

I am really glad to hear this Howard. As many years as Ilived inNYC I never went to the Paris. I used to work arounf the corner at the Festival. It’s nice to know they still use curtains. I don’t understand why Clearview can’t do that with the Ziegfeld.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

I’m sure the Paris is doing as well.

Yesterday, I was pleased to see that employees were not wearing City Cinema T shirts as I had seen months ago but were now once again elegantly attired. Usher who took ticket stubs wore white shirt, black vest, black pants.

I’m not happy with small popcorn now costing $6.50 and small soda now costing $4.50, skipping both. I enjoyed popcorn & sode before City Cinemas tookover, when it was more reasonably priced than many other places.

Projection, sound, use of curtains, enjoying movie from the balcony, wonderful graphics for the movie “Agora” on the marquee, all ensured that the Paris continues to be one of the nation’s flagship arthouses.

“Coco & Igor” starts Friday for almost a 2 month run, and will surely be a popular hit here.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

Is this theater doing as good as it used to since City Cinemas took it over?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 27, 2010 at 8:40 am

I was at this theater yesterday. It was about ninety degrees, but Babies was showing and I couldn’t sit through a baby movie.

atmos
atmos on May 13, 2010 at 6:11 am

The 1948/49 Theatre Catalog lists the architects as James J.Murno and Warner-Leeds Associates.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

http://www.bigscreen.com/journal.php?id=1759
Universal Pictures has announced that the World Premiere of the Nancy Myers comedy It’s Complicated will take place at the Paris Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
Attending the event will be writer/director/producer Nancy Meyers; producer Scott Rudin; cast members Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Lake Bell, Mary Kay Place, Rita Wilson, Alexandra Wentworth, Hunter Parrish, Zoe Kazan and Caitlin Fitzgerald; executive producer Suzanne Farwell.

Additional celebrity guests include Christine Baranski, Tom Hanks, Gayle King, Justin Kirk, Elias Koteas, Mary-Louise Parker, Jerry Seinfeld, George Stephanopoulos, and more.

Celebrities are scheduled to arrive at 7pm and the screening begins at 8pm.

TPH
TPH on November 7, 2009 at 11:57 am

Any rationale for the expense of a full-page ad on the back cover of a recent NY Times Magazine (Sunday) on behalf of the Paris? Great retelling of the theater’s history; makes you thankful that Sony gave up it’s lease years back. Can’t imagine an AMC Paris.

Also, from the Variety article cited above, it’s curious that the Angelica is considered the City Cinemas' prime showcase. I’m sure the Angelica outgrosses Cinema 1,2,3, but that site used to be the leader of the pack.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Article about City Cinemas taking over, after 12 years from Jeffrey Jacobs who booked the films and managed the theater after Sony (Loews) departed:
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fanoffilm
fanoffilm on August 24, 2009 at 11:30 pm

The projectionist union is picketing the Beekman and Paris theaters.

fanoffilm
fanoffilm on August 18, 2009 at 7:04 am

I was just told by staff that the Paris and The Beekman (formerly NY 1+2) have been signed over to City Cinemas.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Yes, last Friday, “Paris 36” followed “The Reader”

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 27, 2009 at 6:56 am

“The Reader” continues a long run here, having begun December 10.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Photos of December 7, 2008 premiere of “Doubt” at the Paris Theatre:
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