Beekman Theatre

1271 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10065

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 12:43 pm

There’s a small ad in today’s NY Times: “Beekman Theatre”.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

What name does this theatre use when advertising in the New York Times, Village Voice, and other newspapers?

dave-bronx™ on December 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

According to davebazooka’s photo of 12/10/08 the sign currently reads Beekman Theatre One Two. Just omit the word ‘theatre’ and title the page ‘Beekman One Two’ – it would still be accurate, yet distinct from the real Beekman.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 17, 2008 at 11:27 am

Generally an open theatre should be listed here with its current name. Could CinemaTreasures edit the Description to point out this issue and include a link to the older demolished Beekman theatre?

dave-bronx™ on December 17, 2008 at 11:22 am

I think the title of this page should have remained ‘Beekman One & Two’ or ‘Beekman 1 & 2’ or ‘Beekman I & II’ (or ‘Beekman Twin’ or Beekman Uno y Dos, for that matter), regardless what the sign says. We need to differentiate this theatre from the actual Beekman that was demolished. The existence of that beloved theatre is still fresh in everyone’s mind, and will be for quite some time into the future.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 9:58 am

Thanks! and the same to you. Right now I’m in full year-end-Oscar-hopeful-movie-seeing mode. Tonight is “The Wrestler” if it’s not sold out (Sunshine Cinemas). And tomorrow, “Che”, all 4 ½ hours of it. Al posted a good review of it on the Ziegfeld page.

markp on December 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

We need more people like you Bill. Happy Holidays.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 8:54 am

You said it, movie534. One bad thing: there were only about 4 people in the theater besides me. That could be blamed on it being a snowy night, however. Also, the movie has been in release since October.

From now on, I’m going to make an effort to patronize this theater more often.

markp on December 17, 2008 at 8:47 am

Nice to here someone still knows how to run a theatre the RIGHT way.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 7:30 am

I saw “Rachel Getting Married” (excellent movie, by the way) here last night. Very clean theater, very friendly staff, and they were playing Alex North’s music from “Spartacus” before the movie began. That’s enough right there for me to give it the highest recommendation. Another plus: they’re keeping the Beekman name alive.

As I walked into the auditorium, I remembered that I’d seen “Norma Rae” here in 1979, when it was still Loew’s New York One and Two. I think that was the premiere attraction for this theater.

bazookadave on December 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Walked by here today, took this picture of the sign out front:

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bazookadave on November 19, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Just passed by this theatre today, I was glad to see that it is reopened. Doesn’t look any different except for the new Beekman Theatre logo on the old signage. The medical building on the site of the original Beekman is nearly complete.

br91975 on October 22, 2008 at 6:23 am

The newly-rechristened Beekman Theatre is re-opening this Friday as an independent, with ‘What Just Happened’ showing on one screen, and a split admission of ‘Elegy’ and ‘Tell No One’ on the other. Coming attractions include ‘Zack & Miri Make a Porno’, opening next Friday, the 31st, and ‘A Christmas Tale’ on November 21st. In addition, free popcorn will be given to the first 100 patrons each day this weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Also, the new website of the Beekman Theatre:

fred1 on October 17, 2008 at 5:57 am

My sources tell me that the operaters of of the Paris theater /theaters/307/ will take over the operations of the beekman twin. I beleave the building witch housed the cinema is also own by them but I may be worng

markp on October 9, 2008 at 8:16 am

Only a guess here, since I don’t work in the city, but maybe Bowtie Cinemas could be involved? They are always looking for theatres, and one of their top execs use to work for Clearview, the previos operator.

br91975 on October 9, 2008 at 8:01 am

A quick, interim update on the Beekman/NY One and Two… I stopped by last night and the blue-and-red NY1 and NY2 carpeting has been laid upon the steps which lead down to each theatre’s lobby. Either Solow had extra carpeting manufactured or had some additional supply previously stashed away. As promised, I’ll make an effort to find out soon any information about a re-opening date and who the operator will be.

br91975 on October 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Dave, and the additional information. I’ll try to stop by the theatre sometime this week and next and find out when it’ll be re-opening and who’ll be operating it.

dave-bronx™ on October 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm

That blue NY2 carpet is not new, it was there when I worked there in 1999 for Loews. In the theatre 1 side the carpet was the same except it had ‘NY1’ printed on it. Solow ordered and installed it without consulting Loews, and then handed them a bill for 50% of the cost. That’s the way it worked there with everything – he would buy things and make changes that Loews neither needed nor wanted, then he’d bill them for 50%, wreaking havoc on our capital expense and operating budgets. This practice probably weighed heavily in the decisions of Loews, Crown and Clearview to vacate the premises.

br91975 on October 8, 2008 at 10:42 am

The Beekman/NY One and Two is about to awaken from its year-plus slumber! I walked by yesterday afternoon and there were men inside, working in the lobby. Outside, in the entrance court area, there were several pieces of cut carpet in a pile, the carpet designed similar to that found at The Paris on 58th Street – royal blue in color, with a red, cursive ‘NY2’ design throughout. I’m guessing the theatre will be run as an independent – perhaps booked and managed by the person who operates The Paris (as both buildings are owned by real estate developer Sheldon Solow) – but I can’t speak to this…

Mikeoaklandpark on June 26, 2008 at 10:55 am

Does anybody know what’s happening with this theatre. I keep hoping it will open again.

edblank on May 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Saw “The Runner Stumbles” (1979) here, a flop that had some merit. What I mainly remember is that in a virtually empty auditorium, a young couple came in and sat almost directly behind me and carried on throughout. Like, why would they even stay if they were so bored and/or disdainful?

Mikeoaklandpark on March 7, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Is there anything new happening with this theatre?

owenspierre81 on January 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Here is a list of 1st-run movies that were shown at the NEW YORK TWIN from 2002 to June 2005 before it became BEEKMAN ONE & TWO

3/1/02- We Were Soldiers
3/29/02- Death to Smoochy
4/12/02- Changing Lanes
10/11/02- Knockaround Guys
11/6/02- Femme Fatale
11/8/02- Frida
12/20/02- The Wild Thornberrys Movie
1/10/03- Narc
1/24/03- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2/21/03- Gods and Generals
3/14/03- The Hunted
3/21/03- View from the Top
4/4/03- What A Girl Wants
4/25/03- Confidence
5/23/03- The In-Laws
6/13/03- Rugrats Go Wild
6/20/03- Alex & Emma
7/25/03- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
8/15/03- Freddy vs Jason
8/22/03- Marci X
8/29/03- Jeepers Creepers 2
9/5/03- Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
10/3/03- School of Rock
10/24/03- Beyond Borders
11/14/03- Looney Tunes: Back In Action
11/21/03- 21 Grams
11/26/03- Timeline
12/25/03- Paycheck
1/16/04- Disney’s Teacher’s Pet
2/6/04- Barbershop 2: Back In Business
2/6/04- Catch That Kid
2/20/04- Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
2/27/04- Twisted
4/2/04- Home on the Range
4/2/04- The Prince & Me
4/30/04- Mean Girls
6/16/04- Around the World In 80 Days
7/9/04- Sleepover
7/16/04- A Cinderella Story
7/30/04- The Manchurian Candidate
8/11/04- The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
10/15/04- Team America: World Police
11/5/04- The Incredibles
11/19/04- National Treasure
12/17/04- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
12/29/04- A Love Song for Bobby Long
1/7/05- White Noise
1/14/05- Coach Carter
2/11/05- Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
¾/05- The Pacifier
3/18/05- Ice Princess
4/8/05- Sahara
4/29/05- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
5/27/05- The Longest Yard
6/22/05- Herbie: Fully Loaded
6/29/05- War of the Worlds

Late Summer 2005, the theater changed its name to BEEKMAN ONE & TWO.

Here is another list of 1st-run films that were shown at the BEEKMAN ONE & TWO from August 2005 to June 2007

8/12/05- Four Brothers
8/19/05- Red Eye
8/26/05- Grizzly Man
9/30/05- The Greatest Game Ever Played
10/7/05- Everything is Illuminated
10/14/05- Elizabethtown
10/21/05- Little Manhattan
10/28/05- The Weather Man
11/11/05- Pride and Prejudice
11/23/05- Yours, Mine and Ours
12/16/05- The Family Stone
12/28/05- Match Point
1/27/06- Imagine Me & You
2/10/06- Curious George
3/10/06- Failure to Launch
3/17/06- She’s the Man
3/31/06- Thank You for Smoking
4/14/06- The Wild
5/5/06- Art School Confidential
5/19/06- Over the Hedge
6/9/06- Cars
7/14/06- You, Me and Dupree
7/28/06- Scoop
8/11/06- Little Miss Sunshine
10/13/06- Man of the Year
10/20/06- The Prestige
11/10/06- A Good Year
11/22/06- Bobby
12/15/06- Charlotte’s Web
12/22/06- The Good Shepherd
1/5/07- Freedom Writers
2/2/07- Because I Said So
3/2/07- Zodiac
3/23/07- Reign Over Me
4/6/07- The Hoax
4/27/07- The Invisible
5/25/07- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
6/22/07- The Golden Door

The NEW YORK TWIN/BEEKMAN ONE & TWO was a wonderful theater and will not be forgotten.

Thanks for 29 great years.


br91975 on November 27, 2007 at 10:39 am

I walked by the Beekman and there hasn’t been any visible progress since my post from this past October 16th (and before then as well, I’d imagine). I have no idea what’s behind the hold-up, although the owner of the building isn’t known for being the easiest person to work with; perhaps some problems have cropped up as a result with the contractor(s) he hired to carry out the renovations.

movieguy on November 11, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I agree the Newton is a GREAT CINEMA! The company that took it over From Galaxy did not have much experience with the movie business.If Cearview or someone else takes it over I am sure it can succeed.

Showing movies 3-4 weeks after open and charging $5.00 would bring in a lot of business.