Clearview's First & 62nd

400 East 62nd Street,
New York, NY 10021

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br91975
br91975 on November 17, 2016 at 7:52 am

Thank you for the clarification, Al.

fred1
fred1 on November 17, 2016 at 5:13 am

Thanks Mike (saps).

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Here is the text of the NY Post article:

Headline: Luxury multiplex will dress up drab 62nd Street corner

Author: Steve Cuozzo

Text: It’s a Hollywood ending for the B-movie corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street.

Mexico City-based Cinemex, the world’s sixth-largest movie theater chain, will launch a luxury multiplex at Edison Properties’ 400 E. 62nd St., also known as 1124 First Ave., The Post has learned. It will be the first in the city for Cinemex, which has nearly 300 theaters in Mexico.

The just-signed, 50,000 square-foot lease on six floors is on the site of a former Clearview multiplex, which closed in 2013. The space on the Upper East Side’s southeastern fringe has been vacant ever since. With no stores at the southeast corner of First Avenue and 62nd Street — only a Manhattan Mini Storage outpost — the sidewalk can be lonely even in the daytime.

But that’s about to change — construction of the new multiplex is to begin soon.

We reported last February that Cinemex was among movie theater operators interested in the lower levels of 28 Liberty St., the downtown skyscraper previously known as Chase Plaza. The company has been scouting other Manhattan locations as well.

Terms of the East Side deal were not immediately available. CBRE senior VP Michael Kadosh and associate Jesse Wolff represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Jeffrey Roseman and Marc Frankel repped Cinemex.

The new Cinemex is expected to provide a luxury movie-going experience complete with reserved, plush seats and high-end food service. CBRE’s Kadosh said, “With reserved seating and dining, Cinemex means the days of waiting on a long line to get into a movie on the Upper East Side are over.”

News of the opening may hearten film-lovers who still enjoy seeing new releases in a full-scale theater. The city has lost numerous screens in the past few years, including Midtown’s legendary Ziegfeld, which closed earlier this year.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Cinemex will be this location at First and 62nd;

Cinepolis is the Chelsea on West 23rd Street

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The seventh screen was carved out of the ground level retail space after Cineplex Odeon had trouble leasing it out to anyone else.

br91975
br91975 on November 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Where was the seventh screen located and what became of it?

fred1
fred1 on November 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Seth: Where is the Cinemex theater?

theatrefan
theatrefan on November 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

There were 3 levels with 2 auditoriums on each level, starting with theatre #1 & 2 in the basement.

SethLewis
SethLewis on November 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

Great…UES is badly underscreened…Interesting that Cinemex and Cinepolis 2 Mexican chains now have a presence in Manhattan but far from critical mass

optimist008
optimist008 on November 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

How many floors did it have not counting the lobby please???

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

Great news it will become a theater again.

theatrefan
theatrefan on November 16, 2016 at 7:29 am

Slated to become a Cinemex Luxury Multiplex http://nypost.com/2016/11/15/luxury-cineplex-will-dress-up-drab-62nd-street-corner/

pnelson
pnelson on July 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Not too bad looking for what it is or was.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on July 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

As of the end of June 2015, the building is still standing. It is currently being used by Manhattan Mini Storage.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Any update if this theater was demolished?

rivest266
rivest266 on September 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks, Al. about the delayed opening information.

RobertR
RobertR on August 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

This theatre never caught on which is strange since it became the only game in town after all the 3rd Ave closings. I wonder if the 59 St. East is going to get primo bookings now?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Bow Tie is NOT in the house. I wonder why.

mhvbear
mhvbear on June 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

It actually closed a couple of weeks ago. Cinemas are becoming slim pickings on the East Side. One would think the Eastside would be a good location for an ArcLight .

atb
atb on June 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Closed. No one notices, no one cares.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

rivest266, that July opening date never happened in spite of the ad. The city fire department refused to approve the width of the escalators they had previously specified. After some negotiations, (read cash changed hands), an opening day was re-arranged in November.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I uploaded an grand opening ad from July 25th, 1991 for the opening the next day. Someone else uploaded another ad also saying grand opening on November 27th.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I agree Seth Lewis. I lived in NYC from 76-83 and it kills me that all the theaters east side and west side are almost as distict as dinsours.

SethLewis
SethLewis on May 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

As ordinary as this cinema is…was there last year and saw The Descendants…it breaks my heart that Eastsiders have to cross town or hit Times Square to go the movies…this is barely 20 years old this complex