Regal Battery Park Stadium 11

102 North End Avenue,
New York, NY 10282

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Re-opening after 911.

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One-time 16-screen (now houses 11 auditoriums, after giving up five screens to make room for a DSW Shoe Warehouse), all-stadium seating megaplex which opened its doors on July 14, 2000, but, because of its location far, far, downtown, has never truly captured the fancy of the Manhattan moviegoing public.

Closing after suffering extensive architectural damage on September 11, 2001, the Battery Park City Stadium resumed its celluloid life in May of 2002, serving (and continuing to serve) as one of many hosts to the enormously popular Tribeca Film Festival.

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GaryCohen on March 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

For years those of us who work in lower Manhattan had hoped for a movie theater to be built in this area. And this one filled the bill. I sometimes go there after work or take off a few hours early if there is something I really want to see. The first film I remember seeing there was Schwarzennegger in “The Sixth Day.” I have seen several films on their first day at this theater: last summer’s Star Trek, the last 3 Bond films, Superman Returns, etc. It is actually fairly impressive. After you buy your ticket, you take an escalator to the first floor. There are no theaters there, only an enormous shoe outlet. You then take an enormously long second escalator to the second level where half the theaters are. If you are unlucky, you have to take another long escalator to the rest of the theaters on the third level. This theater is so high up that the lobby and concessions stand area offers an impressive view of the West Side Highway.
As previously stated, when I go in the afternoon it is never super-crowded. I only had one bad experience there when some lowlives found their way to the theater I was in showing “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” They had obviously came out of another theater and decided to make our lives miserable by talking and making noise at the top of their lungs. Fortunately these fools got bored and left after about ten minutes. I don’t blame this incident on the theater though. It could’ve happened in any theater in any large city in America.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Very true Gary C.The theatres canot screen everyone who comes in their doors.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

GaryC. you got jerks in smaller cities too,one reason i never go to a film unless its 007 or Clint Eastwood and Uncle Clint is slowing down.

Nunzienick on March 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

That’s exactly why I very seldom go anymore. As much as I love movies I just can’t tolerate the constant chatting…talking on cell phones…the incessant rustling of candy wrappers…and not to mention feet up on the seat right beside your head. And this rude behavior is not always limited to teens and young people either. Older people who should be familiar with theatre etiquette are sometimes just as rude.

moviebuff82 on September 11, 2010 at 8:20 am

next year marks 10 years since this theater opened, and became the 9/11 theater due to its close proximity to the twin towers. In 2012 the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca film Festival will take place.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 11, 2010 at 9:02 am

This theatre opened in July 2000, so the tenth anniversary was two months ago.

Kris on June 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm

They’re currently doing some sort of construction there: the bottom floors are closed and customers have to take a series of escalators to the third (or was it fourth?) floor to even reach a box office. The rest of the theater is blocked off with partitions. The entrance to the building itself is a bit hard to find; the outside is blocked off with Regal-marked wooden partitions that point in the general direction of the entrance but it’s easy to miss.

We went there on a Thursday evening and the place was dead; the staff didn’t even bother taking our tickets.

moviebuff82 on September 11, 2011 at 5:18 am

On this day 10 years ago, this theater was severely damaged. It would take several months before the theater reopened.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Does anyone know of a theater operating in this neighborhood before the construction of the World Trade Center? The theater would have opened in 1927 at the southwest corner of Cortlandt and West Streets. The project was mentioned in the July 13, 1927, issue of The Film Daily. If it did get built it might not have operated for very long.

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