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I walked by the 62nd & Broadway Cinema this morning and the marquee read ‘Theater Closed’. Not a surprise in the least…
90,000 square feet for junky clothes? I’d rather see a Target store – which would be a boon to both tourists and locals – move into that space…
I haven’t experienced a similar situtation, nyc6655, but my best advice would be to contact the management of the Quad and complain about what you’ve experienced and seen happen to others. The office number is 212.255.2243. Best of luck…
Just realized you answered Al’s question, William, as I was typing my response; apologies for the duplication…
Creative phrasing, Al; tip of the hat to you :–)
The ‘big toilet’ was actually next door, in the former Barcode space. As for the building which houses the former Loews State, word is that Forever 21 will be taking over the majority of the soon-to-be-former Virgin Megastore space, with Nordstrom Rack taking over the basement level and perhaps, even though this isn’t detailed in the linked article below (and I haven’t been able to verify this via other sources), the movie theatre portion of the building as well.
The Metro has a new tenant – Urban Outfitters – and the building itself has a new asking price, $11.5 million, down from a “speculative” $20 million, according to today’s NY Post (http://www.nypost.com/seven/01062009/business/deal_for_1540_bway_147352.htm; see second item down).
Also, for future reference, the link for all upcoming releases at the Arclight:
According to their official website, the upcoming releases scheduled to open at the Arclight include:
Just out of curiosity, new yorker, how did you come upon these items? Are there plans for a new tenant to move into the Ridgewood Theatre space?
I couldn’t figure that out, Ron. I looked at the people in the pictures, thinking that maybe they were members of some sort of theatrical company, but that didn’t seem to be the case. The most oblique comments which accompany the photographs include one mentioning that an opening at the parking garage ‘could be enclosed with plastic and made into cornfield’ (huh?) and another that the cabinets and desk in one of the offices ‘could be struck’ – all kind of weird, at least on the surface…
A random set of photographs of the Circle Cinemas, taken in mid-October: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31393958@N02/
The Opera House in Boston featured in that photograph, Warren, is this one: /theaters/23/
Thanks for the clarification on that, Mark; having never seen a film at the Chinese, I had no idea the newer six screens had stadium seating. Still, I wonder why Mann Theatres doesn’t try to negotiate for product-splitting with the Arclight. I’d have to think, based on the history of the Chinese and the quality moviegoing atmosphere at the Arclight (where I have been fortunate enough to see a couple of films), that such an agreement wouldn’t hurt either theatre greatly, if even by any negligible margin…
I’m sending good thoughts your way as well, Roger. Take care and all the best…
Is there any possibility that the Chinese 6 auditoriums could be converted to stadium seating and/or that the Chinese and the Arclight could share product, much as the Landmark and the AMC Century City 15 did last summer with ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’?
The Studio 28 is one of the few 20-screen U.S. theatres to close, but not the first. An earlier example – but still not perhaps the first – can be found here: /theaters/5793/
Along with the Ziegfeld and the Paris, there are four other remaining single-screen theatres in Manhattan: the ImaginAsian, located on 59th Street near 2nd Avenue; the Clearview 62nd & Broadway; the UA East, at 1st Avenue and 85th Street; and the AMC Loews 72nd Street East 1, on 3rd Avenue.
Off the top of my head, here’s what I think is a relatively complete list of the non-digital cinema marquees in Manhattan:
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: http://www.beekmantheatre.com
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.
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.
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…
Excellent idea, Tim; it might be worth pitching it to Mark Cuban, owner of Landmark Theatres: