City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3

1001 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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Cinema 1, 2, 3 and Coronet 1 & 2 - 2001

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

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SethLewis on December 8, 2014 at 6:20 am

This is a relief…can’t imagine living in NYC with the way it is being screened now…what the UES needs in a Kips Bay style multiplex for the big commercial films and a Lincoln Plaza style multiplex for art house product and then everyone’s needs are served

Easier said than done I realise

ridethectrain on December 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Cinema 2 has 97 seats and Cinema 3 has 48 seats

Jeffrey1955 on December 17, 2014 at 5:11 am

So Cinema 3 is like watching a movie in your living room – only a lot more expensive.

SethLewis on December 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

What is the overall new seat count?

dave-bronx™ on December 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

So have they made any other upgrades to the place other than the seats? New carpeting maybe? Wallpaper? New upscale concession menu? Also, with the upgrade(s) what is the new admission price?

bigjoe59 on February 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm


the new admission price of $17 is a total rip off. i don’t see what reserved seating accomplishes other than more $$$ for the theater. its not like the old days of 2 performance a day roadshow movies.

alps on July 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

This is the first time I visited Cinema 1, 2, 3, since it got the new seating. I won’t balk about the price since I only attend this theater once a year, only to see Woody Allen’s new releases. The new seats are awesome as is the Coca Cola freestyle fountain. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The price of movies have gone up to ridicules amounts across the board, to see Irrational Man it cost $18.50 for a reserved ticket, $13.07 for popcorn and a soda, this is a lot for the experience. I live in South Jersey, outside of Philadelphia, when I see Irrational Man again, I see all new Woody Allen releases twice, I will pay, $5.75 for the ticket and $9.50 for popcorn and soda, see the difference? This is why movie theaters will continue to struggle, and streaming will be the norm. Woody Allen has an aging audience, I am 57, been into the Woodman since the 70’s, I believe I was the youngest person there.

SethLewis on July 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm

For anyone complaining about movie ticket prices…try London £18 or the equivalent of $24 in the West End…the upside is that we can transfer our supermarket loyalty points into cinema tickets to ease the pain…Membership schemes also help

theatrefan on July 21, 2015 at 5:15 am

When they install the new reclining seats it does reduce seating capacity of each auditorium, so they must have to make up the difference somehow.

bigjoe59 on July 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm


I have been going to the Cinema I for more years than I care to admit. it is my personal opinion that the rather high price for the reserved seating is a further rip off of moviegoers. the Chelsea Multiplex on 8th Ave. and 23rd St. has reserved seating and the same seats as this theater yet they don’t charge more for the reserved seating. further proof the HIGH price at this theater is a big rip off.

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