New Metro Twin

2626 Broadway,
New York, NY 10025

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 20, 2004 at 2:15 am

a great theater ,small ,but with charm never has been able to find its way

br91975
br91975 on April 15, 2004 at 11:49 pm

The first features booked into the Metro when it reopened under the management of Cineplex Odeon in the summer of 1986 were ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and ‘A Great Wall’. It operated as a first-run house until January of 2003 when the landlord suddenly shut its doors as the result of a lease dispute with Clearview Cinemas, which had assumed control of the Metro (and several other Manhattan theatres) in the fall of 1998 when Cineplex Odeon was forced to divest itself of a handful of sites around the country in anticipation of its merger with Loews Theatres. Suddenly, in April of ‘03, the Metro – still a Clearview property – opened for business again (showing 'Chicago’ and the Chris Rock comedy ‘Head of State’ on its two screens); however, rumors still abound of its eventual closing, to be possibly replaced by yet another UWS high-rise apartment tower.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 2, 2004 at 9:03 am

The Midtown first opened in 1933 and had 562 seats. The name Midtown has always puzzled me. Why Midtown when it’s on the Upper West Side and more than 50 blocks from midtown? Perhaps midtown for the northern strip of Broadway that starts at Columbus Circle? Or perhaps midtown for the area known as Yorktown? By the time the Midtown opened, the nearby Adelphi had already been re-named the Yorktown (and would later become the New Yorker).

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on April 10, 2003 at 5:40 pm

the restoration was done by Cineplex Odeon and not Clearview Cinemas. The latter acquired the twin theater when Cineplex had to sell off some of its Manhattan theaters after it merged with Loews.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on April 10, 2003 at 5:38 pm

the theater is now open again.

William
William on February 20, 2003 at 1:45 pm

The Metro Twin will be reopening soon. It is to be operated by the company that ran the Guild & Embassy Theatres in mid-town.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 11, 2003 at 9:50 pm

This theater, on Broadway up around West 100th street, also enjoyed a stretch in the 80’s and 90’s as a revival house, showing classic double bills that changed every 2 or 3 days, similar to the Hollywood Twin (now shuttered) on 8th Ave around 48th street. I think I still have some old flyers from both of these theaters on which they would print the upcoming month’s schedule of attractions. With the advent of home video (especially now with the rising popularity of DVDs and large screen TVs) revival houses like these are fast becoming extinct.