First & 62nd St. Cinemas

400 E. 62nd Street,
New York, NY 10021

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Operated by: CMX Cinemas

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Clearview Cinemas, CMX Cinemas

Previous Names: Cineplex Odeon First & 62nd Cinemas, Clearview's First & 62nd

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First & 62nd St. Cinemas

Dismissed by locals from the day it opened on November 27, 1991, this multi-level 6-screen multiplex survived many years while many other Upper East Side theatres continued to close. Built by Cineplex Odeon as the long delayed replacement for the highly sought after Baronet & Coronet property, the site never gained the clout it needed and the Baronet & Coronet lasted longer as a result. It opened as a sixplex, and later a seventh screen was added in a vacant storefront on the ground floor, giving a total of 1,931-seats.

A Garth Drabinsky faux marble plex with good sound, smallish screens, and a victim of that unique Manhattan crime of being one block too far.

A battle with the city over the escalator caused several aborted openings. The seventh screen apparently came and went.

In 2013, Clearview Cinemas were sold to Bow Tie Theatres, but this movie theatre closed in June 2013. In 2015 a section of the building was in use as a storage facility. In November 2016 it was taken over by Mexico City based Cinemex and renovation began. It reopened as the CMX Cinemas New York 62nd Street on October 18, 2018.

This theater is another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was shut down permanently on March 17, 2020. The building has been gutted.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

Recent comments (view all 59 comments)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 9, 2019 at 2:09 pm

“SCENT OF A WOMAN” was supposed to open on both screens at the Manhattan Twin but was moved here at the last minute when the director complained about that theatre’s presentation.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm

I just looked in the photo section and see that adult admission is $25.

Unbelievable! Who in the world would pay such a steep admission price when there are so many other options…?

br91975 on September 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

Not to go too far off-topic, Al, but I remember the Manhattan Twin’s era of screening primarily genre films and move-overs. Was it considered a less-than-ideal theatre in general?

ridethectrain on September 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm

At least during the midweek it $17.

davidcoppock on September 10, 2019 at 11:42 pm

Opened(on different screens) with “Mobsters”, “Another you”, “My girl” and “Star Trek VI the undiscovered country”.

davidcoppock on September 10, 2019 at 11:47 pm

Is the name CMX short for anything?

HowardBHaas on September 11, 2019 at 4:12 am

did not take long to find the answer to what CMX stands for by googling CMX cinemas-

ridethectrain on September 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

The theater was removed from the cmx website

ridethectrain on September 17, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Please update, total seats 311 from the last renovation.

ridethectrain on July 9, 2021 at 1:46 pm

theatre closed March 17, 2020 when the city ordered theatres shutdown. When CMX went into chapter 11, they won’t be opening this location.

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