Paris Theatre

4 West 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Coate
Coate on November 16, 2006 at 12:28 am

What company currently owns and operates the PARIS?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 7, 2006 at 2:23 pm

Here is another photo of the Paris Theater.

CelluloidHero2
CelluloidHero2 on September 7, 2006 at 2:56 pm

Just watched Cactus Flower, which I thought held up pretty good. Enjoyable. Anyway, in one scene Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn take in a movie (Romeo and Juliet) at the Paris. Exterior and the small lobby.

RobertR
RobertR on August 30, 2006 at 11:13 pm

Odd to see the Paris day and dating with Embassy 46th Street.
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Shade
Shade on July 9, 2006 at 4:28 am

Great news! At the Raiders of the Lost Ark screening tonight it was announced the Paris Theatre would continue showing classic films and would be getting a new website soon: www.paristheatre.com

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 21, 2006 at 5:55 pm

According to Al’s list above, this classic pulled into the Paris for quite a nice run in December of ‘80:

Mon Oncle – Daily News 12/14/80

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 18, 2006 at 11:45 am

The Paris in the nineties…
04/13/90 MAMA, THERE’S A MAN IN YOUR BED
05/18/90 WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
05/25/90 JESUS OF MONTREAL
06/29/90 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
07/13/90 LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER
08/03/90 METROPOLITAN
09/07/90 (name change to LOEWS FINE ARTS)
11/02/90 VINCENT AND THEO
12/28/90 ALICE
04/12/91 DADDY NOSTALGIA
05/24/91 AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE
06/28/91 MY FATHER’S GLORY
07/26/91 MY MOTHER’S CASTLE
09/13/91 DOGFIGHT
10/04/91 THE MAN IN THE MOON
11/15/91 MEETING VENUS
11/29/91 THE INNER CIRCLE
01/24/92 KAFKA
03/13/92 HOWARD’S END
10/30/92 THE LOVER
11/13/92 (renamed LOEWS PARIS FINE ARTS)
05/28/93 (renamed PARIS)
06/04/93 THE MUSIC OF CHANCE
08/20/93 KING OF THE HILL
09/24/93 JAMON JAMON
11/05/93 REMAINS OF THE DAY
03/11/94 GERMINAL
05/13/94 WIDOW’S PEAK
08/12/94 A LA MODE
09/30/94 PLAYTIME/ JOUR DE FETE
10/14/94 THE BROWNING VERSION
11/04/94 THE LAST SEDUCTION
12/23/94 DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
02/24/95 ONCE WERE WARRIORS
03/31/95 JEFFERSON IN PARIS
06/30/95 BELLE DE JOUR
09/29/95 PERSUASION
11/10/95 CARRINGTON
12/15/95 OTHELLO
03/08/96 THE STAR MAKER
04/12/96 JANE EYRE
05/17/96 THE HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF
06/28/96 PURPLE NOON
09/20/96 SURVIVING PICASSO
12/27/96 HAMLET
04/04/97 ANNA KARENINA
05/02/97 closed?
07/25/97 DAY FOR NIGHT
08/22/97 FACES
08/23/97 SHADOWS
08/24/97 HUSBANDS
08/25/97 LOVE STRANGERS
08/26/97 MINNIE & MOSKOWITZ
08/27/97 A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
09/05/97 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
10/03/97 WASHINGTON SQUARE
12/26/97 THE WINTER GUEST
02/13/98 VIEWS OF MERCHANT IVORY (14 FILMS)
03/13/98 AMISTAD
03/27/98 A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES
05/01/98 WILDE
06/12/98 THE LAND GIRLS
07/10/98 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA/ A DAY AT THE RACES
07/31/98 THE GOVERNESS
09/18/98 A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES
10/23/98 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
04/09/99 FELLINI’S 8 1/2
05/21/99 BESIEGED
07/09/99 THE DINNER GAME
10/29/99 THE LEGEND OF 1900
11/19/99 MANSFIELD PARK
12/17/99 TOPSY-TURVY

Sunsetbue
Sunsetbue on February 3, 2006 at 11:49 am

Being an Argentine I remember seeing THE OFFICIAL STORY (Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film) back in 1985.
Great memories.
Kind regards from Buenos Aires

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 23, 2006 at 1:12 pm

Thank you, Al, for all your hard work – I love seeing lists like this.

Amazing that “A Man and a Woman” played the Paris for a year and three months. My own best memory of the Paris is seeing “Another Woman” there in 1988, and hearing the audience laugh at it. Not with it – at it. Woody Allen had fallen out of favor with the so-called sophisticated New York audiences that used to worship him as a genius only a few years before. I thought that was one of his better movies, too.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 23, 2006 at 9:32 am

Thanks Al… Scanning through the titles, I might have only visited the Paris twice in the ‘80’s… far less than I would have thought. The only titles I can absolutely be sure about are “Fitzcarraldo” and “The Gift” – both within a few short months of each other. A foreign movie entitled “Bolero” – and, no, not the Bo Derek exploitation flick – had a limited release engagement in Manhattan around '83 or so and I thought I might have also seen that movie here, but perhaps it was the Plaza or one of the 57th street theaters.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 23, 2006 at 6:02 am

Oops. Make that MANON OF THE SPRING above.

BoxOfficeBill
BoxOfficeBill on January 22, 2006 at 8:21 pm

AlAlvarez—

Many, many thanks for a superb contribution to this site!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 22, 2006 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Ed, here they go…
01/30/80 COUP DE TETE
03/05/80 MY BRILLIANT CAREER
07/16/80 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
08/27/80 MAKE ROOM FOR TOMORROW
10/15/80 BYE BYE, BRAZIL
12/17/80 MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE
05/06/81 I SENT A LETTER TO MY LOVE
08/26/81 HEARTLAND
10/14/81 THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR
02/03/82 closed
02/10/82 CIRCLE OF DECEIT
03/31/82 A WEEK’S VACATION
05/05/82 SMASH PALACE
06/23/82 LA VIE CONTINUE
08/25/82 BIRGITT HAAS MUST BE KILLED
09/15/82 JOSEPHA
10/13/82 FITZCARRALDO
12/22/82 COUP DE TORCHON
03/02/83 THE GIFT
04/27/83 LA TRAVIATA
08/17/83 I MARRIED A SHADOW
09/14/83 HEAT AND DUST
11/23/83 LA BALANCE
01/25/84 CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS
04/04/84 LES COMPERES
06/20/84 CAREFUL, HE MIGHT HEAR YOU
09/19/84 SWANN IN LOVE
11/21/84 A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY
03/06/85 A PRIVATE FUNCTION
05/29/85 DANGEROUS MOVES
07/24/85 THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE
08/07/85 THE LAST METRO/ THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR
08/14/85 DANCE WITH A STRANGER
11/07/85 THE OFFICIAL STORY
03/12/86 A ROOM WITH A VIEW
11/12/86 THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
02/11/87 ONE WOMAN OR TWO
03/11/87 SALVADOR
03/18/87 KANGAROO
04/29/87 L'ANNEE DES MEDUSES
07/01/87 JEAN DE FLORETTE
09/16/87 MAURICE
01/27/88 THE GRAND HIGHWAY
03/23/88 BEATRICE
04/13/88 CONSUMING PASSIONS
04/27/88 JEAN DE FLORETTE/ MANON OF THE SPIRIT
05/04/88 DA
06/29/88 A HANDFUL OF DUST
08/31/88 BANDITS
09/21/88 MILES FROM HOME
10/26/88 ANOTHER WOMAN
01/11/89 THE DRESSMAKER
03/15/89 HANUSSEN
04/05/89 CRUSOE
04/19/89 A FEW DAYS WITH ME
05/10/89 THE RAINBOW
07/12/89 LES MISERABLES (1957)
07/26/89 EAT A BOWL OF TEA
08/23/89 A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
09/20/89 TOM JONES (1963)
10/18/89 FIGHT FOR US
11/01/89 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
11/15/89 HENRY V
12/27/89 CAMILLE CLAUDEL

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 22, 2006 at 3:51 am

Once again (as on the Beekman site) tremendous job, Al, getting these bookings posted. You’re almost up to my era with respect to Manhattan art house movie going — the ‘80’s. I look forward to your continued contributions here and elsewhere on the site!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 21, 2006 at 6:06 pm

You have to hail the film buyers of the Paris. They booked the classics before anyone knew they were classics. This is, without a doubt, New York’s primary “arthouse”.

The Paris filmography may by off by five days.

02/03/71 SAY HELLO TO YESTERDAY
03/03/71 ROAD TO SALINA
03/24/71 FRIENDS
06/23/71 THE CROOK
08/11/71 DEEP END
09/15/71 THE BEAR AND THE DOLL
10/13/71 IT ONLY HAPPENS TO OTHERS
11/24/71 KING LEAR
16/02/72 BARTLEBY
23/02/72 WITHOUT APPARENT MOTIVE
19/04/72 MY UNCLE ANTOINE
10/05/72 THE SORROW AND THE PITY
09/08/72 LA SALAMANDRE
04/10/72 WEDNESDAY’S CHILD
29/11/72 WHY
06/12/72 A MAN AND A WOMAN
13/12/72 CESAR AND ROSALIE
28/03/73 MONEY MONEY MONEY
04/07/73 MONSIEUR VERDOUX
22/08/73 THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
26/08/73 THE WILD CHILD/ STOLEN KISSES
29/08/73 JULES & JIM/ SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER
31/08/73 THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE
21/11/73 ENGLAND MADE ME
01/02/74 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
01/23/74 THE EXORCIST
06/26/74 A FREE WOMAN
08/14/74 HARRY & TONTO
10/30/74 THE PAHNTOM OF LIBERTE
12/18/74 EMMANUELLE
04/23/75 DON’T CRY WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL
05/14/75 LE SECRET
07/02/75 CHARLOTTE
09/17/75 JUST BEFORE NIGHTFALL
10/15/75 LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
01/28/76 SCENT OF A WOMAN
02/25/76 GREY GARDENS
04/28/76 BAMBINA
06/02/76 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
07/28/76 COUSIN COUSINE
04/13/77 BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR
10/26/77 THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN
03/01/78 DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS
07/12/78 VIVA ITALIA!
10/04/78 VIOLETTE
12/27/78 GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS
05/23/79 THE TOY
06/13/79 DOWN AND DIRTY
01/08/79 WHY NOT?
10/10/79 THE EUROPEANS

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 13, 2006 at 9:16 pm

Paris Filmography.
May be off by five days.

09/12/48 SYMPHONIE PASTORALE
05/15/49 DEVIL IN THE FLESH
01/22/50 ANGELS OF THE STREET
05/02/50 GIGI (French)
03/26/50 THE WALLS OF MALAPAGA
06/11/50 CITY LIGHTS
08/27/50 PARIS WALTZ
10/08/50 SOUVENIR
10/29/50 PARIS 1900
11/19/50 LAST HOLIDAY
12/17/50 WAYS OF LOVE
02/23/51 (Ways of Love segment called THE MIRACLE banned)
03/02/51 THE MAGNET
04/06/51 GOD NEEDS MEN
04/20/51 MINNE
05/04/51 THE SECRET OF MAYERLING
06/15/51 FOUR IN A JEEP
07/27/51 MARIE DU PORT
09/14/51 THE RIVER (Roadshow)
03/07/52 THE RIVER (Continous)
05/09/52 UNDER THE PARIS SKY
06/20/52 WAYS OF LOVE (without THE MIRACLE)
08/01/52 THE STRANGE ONES
08/22/52 CASQUE D'OR
10/03/52 SAVAGE TRIANGLE
10/31/52 THE THIRST OF MEN
07/11/52 YOUNG WIVES' TALE
11/28/52 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON
05/01/53 THE FRESHMAN
05/15/53 THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
10/02/53 THE CAPTAIN’S PARADISE
04/30/54 THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
05/28/54 CAROLINE CHERIE
06/18/54 HOBSON’S CHOICE
09/24/54 BREAD, LOVE AND DREAMS
12/31/54 ANIMAL FARM
02/18/55 WAGES OF FEAR
05/06/55 HEARTBREAK RIDGE
05/27/55 THE GREAT ADVENTURE
07/29/55 THE MAN WHO LOVED REDHEADS
09/16/55 OTHELLO
10/07/55 ONE STEP TO ETERNITY
10/21/55 THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
12/23/55 LETTERS FROM MY WINDMILL
04/06/56 THE BALLET OF ROMEO AND JULIET
06/01/56 THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
08/10/56 THE DOCTORS
08/31/56 PAPA, MAMA, THE MAID AND I
09/28/56 THE SILENT WORLD
01/11/57 WE ARE ALL MURDERERS
02/15/57 THE GOLD OF NAPLES
06/21/57 JULIETTA
07/05/57 FERNANDEL, THE DRESSMAKER
07/26/57 PASSIONATE SUMMER
09/20/57 THE GIRL IN BLACK
10/25/57 …AND GOD CREATED WOMAN
07/18/58 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT
08/22/58 THE AGE OF INFIDELITY
08/29/58 LUCKY JIM
09/19/58 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
10/17/58 THE SEVENTH SEAL
11/14/58 THE HORSE’S MOUTH
05/15/59 HEROES AND SINNER
06/12/59 WOMEN ARE WEAK
07/24/59 THE POSSESSORS
08/14/59 THE MAN UPSTAIRS
09/11/59 BACK TO THE WALL
10/30/59 THE LOVERS
03/25/60 THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN
04/29/60 PRIVATE PROPERTY
06/10/60 BABETTE GOES TO WAR
07/01/60 THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
09/02/60 END OF INNOCENCE
09/30/60 THE OSTRICH HAS TWO EGGS
10/14/60 PICNIC ON THE GRASS
11/25/60 GENERAL DELLA ROVERE
03/03/61 LOVE AND THE FRENCHWOMAN
06/09/61 THE CHEATERS
06/30/61 THE TRUTH
10/20/61 FROM A ROMAN BALCONY
11/24/61 ZAZIE
12/22/61 LA BELLE AMERICAINE
03/23/62 VIRIDIANA
05/04/62 A TASTE OF HONEY
08/24/62 THE GIRL WITH GOLDEN EYES
09/21/62 DIVORCE, ITALIAN STYLE
09/27/63 MY LIFE TO LIVE
10/18/63 THE DEVIL AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
11/15/63 THERESE
11/29/63 SOLDIER IN THE RAIN
12/20/63 AMERICA, AMERICA
03/27/64 OF WAYWARD LOVE
04/17/64 BANDITS OF ORGOSOLO
05/01/64 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
05/29/64 DISORDER
06/12/64 THAT MAN FROM RIO
10/16/64 THE SOFT SKIN
11/27/64 BAY OF THE ANGELS
12/25/64 SWEET AND SOUR
01/22/65 THE BANANA PEEL
04/02/65 NOT ON YOUR LIFE
04/23/65 MALE HUNT
06/18/65 THE COLLECTOR
08/27/65 RAPTURE
10/29/65 ALPHAVILLE
11/19/65 SWEDISH WEDDING NIGHT
12/17/65 LIFE AT THE TOP
02/04/66 THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
03/25/66 LA FUGA
04/22/66 CLOPORTES
05/20/66 UP TO HIS EARS
07/15/66 A MAN AND A WOMAN
10/13/67 THE SUCKER
11/10/67 THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP
12/22/67 THE STRANGER
03/01/68 THE TREASURE OF SAN GENNARO
03/29/68 BENJAMIN
05/31/68 THE LONG DAY’S DYING
06/28/68 INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE
07/26/68 THE STRANGE AFFAIR
08/16/68 THE VIOLENT FOUR
08/30/68 PARIS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST
10/11/68 ROMEO AND JULIET
08/10/69 OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR
12/24/69 GOODBYE, COLUMBUS/ IF…
02/18/70 THE MOLLY MAGUIRES
02/25/70 TROPIC OF CANCER
04/01/70 ROMEO AND JULIET
04/22/70 BROTHERLY LOVE
06/03/70 THE MAGIC GARDEN OF STANLEY SWEETHEART
07/08/70 HOROSCOPE
07/15/70 THE BOYS IN THE BAND
07/29/70 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
10/14/70 FIRST LOVE
12/02/70 HOMER
12/30/70 I LOVE MY …WIFE…?

I want to point out that this website is really buggy, never responds and I have been trying to post this for several days.
Also, finding the Paris on this website has become a journey. Get your act together, this the Radio City music Hall of Arthouses and the damn Patis is still there showing movies! SUPPORT THE LIVING CINEMA!!!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 11, 2006 at 3:59 pm

Turns out I saw “Not a Love Story” at the 57th Street Playhouse back in ‘82 (thanks to AlAlvarez for verifying that info – as well as a fantastic list of bookings for the Beekman Theater for the '60’s, '70’s and '80’s). But I definitely saw that French farce “The Gift” here and I also recall seeing Werner Herzog’s sisyphean “Fitzcarraldo” in '82.

I hope Al soon finds some time to work his magic for Paris Theater bookings as well.

ERD
ERD on December 9, 2005 at 1:36 pm

This movie house adds to the entertainment uniqueness of Manhattan.
It is always an enjoyable movie going experience attending the Paris.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 9, 2005 at 12:18 pm

Thanks KenRoe… I was able to find the listing on imdb.com, but I’m still trying to piece together the actual theater in which I saw the film. I saw quite a number of movies along this 57th-58th street corridor of theaters during the 80’s, but memory does not serve me well. I used to have a log that I kept in a spiral graphpaper notebook wherein I noted just about every single movie I saw (along with the theater and cost of the ticket) between mid-1979 and 1983 or 84. The whole project started as a means of tracking how many movies I saw in a year (I knew it was a lot) and how much money I spent on admissions… it grew into an obsession. Once my parents sold the house in Laurelton and moved us out to Long Island, I stopped keeping track since we lived out of boxes at various relatives houses for a number of months. I haven’t seen the book in years and I know I still have it somewhere (my mom’s house? my ex-wife’s garage?)… I guess it’s high time I try and track it down.

KenRoe
KenRoe on December 9, 2005 at 11:03 am

EdSolero; “Not a Love Story” is listed on the Internet Movie Database if you search under that title. It’s a Canadian made documentary (1981).

CelluloidHero2
CelluloidHero2 on December 9, 2005 at 9:38 am

My wife and I just got back from a four day weekend in NY. Along with shopping, eating at great resturants, seeing “The Odd Couple” on Broadway, Emanuel Ax at Carnegie Hall, we caught “Mrs Palfrey At The Clarmont” at the Paris. Always an elegant theater the Paris continues to be one of the best places to see a movie. It’s weekends like we just had that make me wish I still lived in NYC.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 8, 2005 at 6:45 pm

I saw the very light French sex-farce called “The Gift,” which featured the very lovely Clio Goldsmith (the main reason this 17 year old took a solo trip into the city to see this flick), here in 1982. On the same day, I took in the movie “Frances” starring Jessica Lange on the east side (I’m thinking the 68th Street Playhouse or the Beekman, but I can’t recall). I remember planning the day out carefully so that I could hit three movies in Manhattan (movies my friends would ever agree to see) on the same day and had to travel by bus and subway between theaters. I forget the 3rd movie, but I seem to recall one of the 3rd Ave theaters near 59th street (Coronet, Baronet, Cinema 1 & 2) might have been involved.

That was a fun day. I miss those times!

I’m also looking for any information on a movie I saw in 1982 or so by the name of “Not a Love Story” at either this theater, the Festival, the 57th Street Playhouse, the Plaza or the Cinema III in the Plaza Hotel. It was a graphic documentary on the porno industry that was un-rated by the MPAA but would have definitely garnered an “X” rating itself. Strike a chord with anyone?

RobertR
RobertR on October 23, 2005 at 7:18 pm

“King Lear” in 1971
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 6, 2005 at 2:03 pm

Curiously, I can’t see that Showbill. I haven’t been able to connect with Photobucket.com since yesterday morning. I wonder why Gerald was able to? Perhaps there’s something wrong with my computer?