City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3

1001 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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City Cinemas' Cinema 1, 2, and 3 was just two doors down from the now vanished Baronet & Coronet Theatre and a block away from the Crown Gotham Theatre. Today, both of those other theatres are gone, while this venerable art house, which opened as a twin in 1962, soldiers on.

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ErikH on April 1, 2018 at 11:17 am

I saw “Ready Player One” in 70MM at the Cinema 1 today. Hadn’t been here since “Blue Jasmine” nearly 5 years ago and the theater looks much better today than in the summer of 2013. I enjoyed the film and the 70MM presentation (and appreciated the reserved seating and recliners). The only odd aspect was that a theater employee made an announcement at the scheduled start time that since the film was in 70MM there would be no trailers and as a result the film would start ten minutes after the scheduled start time (?). The film was preceded by a 70MM trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel.

markp on April 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

We did the same thing at AMC Lincoln Square during the run of Phantom Thread.

moviebuff82 on April 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

I heard rumors about a 70mm trailer for the reissue of 2001, which was supervised by Christopher Nolan and will premiere at Cannes on May 12 before arriving in select US theaters on the 18th.

bigjoe59 on April 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm


last year this theater held 70MM engagements of Wonder Woman in June and Murder on the Orient Express in Nov. to which my question, did the Cinema 1 charge extra? I went to see Ready Player One at the Village East and they were charging $20 for everyone children and seniors as well as adults.

xbs2034 on April 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm

I believe City Cinemas charges extra for 70mm, while AMC charges standard price. By the way, pretty sure it was just Lincoln Square (where I saw it) and Village East which played Murder on the Orient Express in 70mm, but this theater has played all the recent 70mm releases from Warner Bros

ErikH on April 2, 2018 at 4:58 am

City Cinemas may charge an extra fee for 70MM but at least 70MM isn’t exempt from the bargain matinee policy. I paid $11.00 yesterday for a ticket to the morning screening of “Ready Player One” at Cinema 1.

markp on April 2, 2018 at 6:31 am

xbs2034, yes Murder on the Orient Express played 4 weeks at Lincoln Square. I was the projectionist there.

bigjoe59 on May 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm


while walking past this theater the other day I had pangs of regret about the late but great Coronet/ Baronet, the Trans Lux East and the Sutton. now those closed and were demolished because the land became worth more than the theaters no matter popular could possibly bring in. so whenever I attend this theater I wonder how is it still here?

SethLewis on June 27, 2018 at 12:33 am

There are no dates listed after Thursday June 28th…Please tell me that this is not closing

Mikeoaklandpark on June 27, 2018 at 9:46 am

Sometimes Seth they get updated later in the day or on Thursday.

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