Paris Theatre

4 West 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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markp on February 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Its too bad we will never see 70mm again, now that all movies (I cant call them FILMS if they are digital) are going digital. The last film I personally projected in 70mm was in 1989, “The Abyss”

HowardBHaas on February 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I enjoyed Hamlet in 70mm at the Paris. It was the 2nd to last “new” (not classic or restored classic) 70mm film (filmed that way or blow up) that I saw. “Titantic” a couple years later was the last.

HowardBHaas on January 25, 2012 at 1:08 am

HDTV, an early showing! As I’m listed in the credits, I’m kind of an official volunteer here. If you see outright “spam” email me directly so I will have it removed. There are trivial postings, can’t help that, but this website has more interesting postings than many other blogs.

HowardBHaas on January 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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. “

HowardBHaas on December 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

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 on October 14, 2011 at 1:28 am

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

HowardBHaas on June 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm


BRADE48 on June 6, 2011 at 11:31 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 on October 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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 on August 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Over 60 years and still going,thats great.

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Al Alvarez on June 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm

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

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HowardBHaas on June 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

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 on June 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm

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 on June 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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 on May 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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

kencmcintyre on May 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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 on May 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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

HowardBHaas on December 16, 2009 at 3:30 am
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 on November 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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 on September 6, 2009 at 3:39 am

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 on August 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

The projectionist union is picketing the Beekman and Paris theaters.

fanoffilm on August 18, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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

HowardBHaas on April 9, 2009 at 1:51 am

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