Clearview's First & 62nd

400 East 62nd Street,
New York, NY 10021

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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 on May 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Any update if this theater was demolished?

rivest266 on September 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks, Al. about the delayed opening information.

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 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 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 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 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 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

HowardBHaas on May 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

Al, et al, the Post is correct as I have heard from people who know, that the building will be replaced with new construction. This cinema’s days are indeed numbered.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

Sounds like rent negotiation to me. The landlord can’t do much with this building unless it is used to show movies. And the New York Post should NEVER be taken very seriously. This guy had all his facts wrong last time when he wrote about the Ziegfeld.

br91975 on May 1, 2013 at 7:13 am

According to this blog post by Lou Lumenick of the NY Post – – the First & 62nd Street Cinemas' days are numbered. When it closes, Midtown East will be left with just six operating screens – the Cinema 1, 2, 3; the two screens at the Beekman; and the single screen at the Big Cinemas Manhattan, on 59th Street. (If there was ever a prime neighborhood for Arclight to expand into the NYC market – and if they could find the real estate – this would be it.)

KingBiscuits on July 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

One of the aborted opening dates was July 28th, 1991. Two prints of Mobsters and two prints of Another You were listed as playing.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm

The seventh screen lasted from 1996 to 2002.

DARCYDT on June 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I just realized this is the wrong theater I made the above comment about. The theater I meant is on 62nd and Broadway and I never knew its name.

DARCYDT on June 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I passed by this theater today and they have signs up saying coming soon NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) auditorium.

KingBiscuits on October 3, 2008 at 12:55 am

The theatre opened on November 27th, 1991 with four open auditoriums running My Girl (on three screens) and For The Boys. A week later, the other two auditoriums opened with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (on two screens, at least one print was 70mm).

KingBiscuits on August 17, 2008 at 12:49 am

I realized that was the 62nd and Broadway that ran it.

KingBiscuits on August 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Didn’t Savage Grace with Julianne Moore also recently run here (opened on May 30th)?

moviebuff82 on July 9, 2008 at 11:40 am

Or Clearview’s website. Loews used to have a possessive back when Loew was the owner (Loew’s) but the rest is history, as it’s now called AMC Loews.