Paris Theatre

4 West 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on October 24, 2003 at 11:51 am

This theater opened in 1948 and was intended to be part of Charles Pathe’s reemergence in the American market.

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unknown on October 24, 2003 at 8:12 am

The engineer was Rutherford L Stinard who worked with Maxon,Sells and Ficke

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unknown on October 24, 2003 at 8:08 am

I recently discovered that my house was built by the same architects as the paris theatre. The firm Maxon,Sells and Ficke was in NYC on fith avenue in the 1950’s. I also have documentation about it.

David10465
David10465 on June 8, 2002 at 6:14 pm

The Paris had been owned by Pathe Cinema of France. In 88 or 89 the landlord decided not to renew their lease, and Pathe left with their Paris name intending to re-open at another location. The landlord made a deal with Loews to run the theatre Under the name Fine Arts, but that didn’t last long, and now the landlord runs it himself. Meanwhile, Pathe fell on hard times in Europe and scrapped their plans for a new location in New York. Then the Paris name went back on the theatre.

SethLewis
SethLewis on April 24, 2002 at 6:55 pm

This theatre has been known as the theatre for people who wouldn’t otherwise go to the movies. Posh, with discerning mostly foreign programming was the Paris for 40 odd years before Loews took it over for a short time in the late 80s early 90s as the Fine Arts (there was a Walter Reade Fine Arts a couple of blocks away which closed in the early 80s).

In peoples minds it was always the Paris and retook that marquee in about 92.

Among the long runs this theater has had are Zeffirellis Romeo & Juliet, much of Merchant Ivory including The Bostonians, A Room with a View and The Remains of the Day, Life Is Beautiful.

My own great nights at the Paris have included Coup de Tete, Romuald et Juliette, a revival of Tom Jones and surely a few others from the early 70s

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on April 28, 2001 at 7:19 pm

The premiere of the new Laz Burhmann film, “The Moulin Rouge” (starring Nicole Kidman), recently took place at The Paris.