Evergreen Theatre

53 E. 11th Street,
New York, NY 10003

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

Apparently it was the SOHO for a few months before it became the SOBO.

Astyanax
Astyanax on May 12, 2006 at 8:24 am

In keeping with “Yellow”, the Evergreen also showcased Godard’s Weekend. The theater was almost too intimate for that film.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 10, 2006 at 11:16 am

The premiere reserved seat venue for I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW) is now a church???

I just did a spit take all over my computer!

RobertR
RobertR on July 8, 2005 at 2:45 pm

In the early 70’s this was running gay porn as the Sobo Theatre
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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on June 7, 2005 at 3:08 pm

The 162 seat Evergreen started showing movies in early 1968 with FINNEGAN’S WAKE as an outlet for Grove Press Releases. It had previously run plays as the Renata. Its claim to fame was the opening of I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW) along with Cinema Rendezvous and it offered mail order reserved seats. The film played on and off for over a year. By 1970 Grove Press also moved into the Bleecker Street and temporarily renamed that the Evergreen Bleecker as well. It was caught up in a three cinema obscenity trial for showing the film CENSORSHIP IN DENMARK and by 1971 had reverted to live shows.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 7, 2005 at 12:05 pm

I seem to remember an Evergreen Films distributorship from this period, theatrical and non-theatrical, specializing in off-beat product…associated with Evergreen Books, perhaps.