City Cinemas Village East

181 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10003

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markp
markp on November 14, 2017 at 5:04 am

xbs2034, I wasn’t there for that one. I was at Radio City watching the Christmas Spectacular. (My wife is a dresser there). I’m doing all the matinees everyday plus fri and sat night. Our picture does look good, I must admit.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on November 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

I was lucky enough to get to go to the first showing Thursday at 7pm. The presentation was great.

markp
markp on November 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

xbs2034 I am the projectionist running it at Lincoln Square. What show did you see it? I am one of 3.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on November 13, 2017 at 9:24 am

I didn’t see Orient Express here (did at Lincoln Square) however I have seen The Master on 70mm as well as a couple digital presentations on the main screen here in recent years, and it’s a great screen.

The other screens here are pretty small and not nearly as nicely decorated. So one nice touch is for about a year now City Cinemas' website and Fandango specially mark those main screen showings under “Jaffe Art Theater” for easy information in case someone wants to see a movie on that screen.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 13, 2017 at 4:31 am

I visited this theater for the 1st time on Saturday. In the historic auditorium (# 1) I saw “Murder on the Orient Express” shown in 70mm. It is only being shown in 70mm in LA & NYC (including in NY at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square but when I clicked online, not in the large Loews auditorium there). The ticket lobby ceiling is gloriously ornate. The main lobby or foyer as described in the Intro (I helped with the text) & the historic auditorium is, as Ross indicated in the Intro, like a Golden Age Hollywood movie palace! The stadium seated auditorium provided for great sightlines. Surround sound was very good. There are also some classics shown on some Wed evenings, sometime in 35mm. This 2017 article has great photos https://www.6sqft.com/the-urban-lens-inside-the-village-east-cinema-one-of-nys-last-surviving-yiddish-rialto-theaters/

markp
markp on July 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Its even better at the Regal E Walk on 42nd St

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

That’s great news. Is the 70mm screen larger than the 70mm at amc in paramus?

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on July 26, 2017 at 11:29 am

Dunkirk in 70mm at Village East was quite impressive.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 3, 2015 at 12:08 am

I would hope with nearly 100 theaters nationwide for the 70mm Hateful Eight, they would have at least one other Manhattan location as well. I saw The Master in 70 here, as well as some other films from time to time, but not my favorite layed out theater and a bit on the inconvenient side (close to an hour by public transportation/walking from Union Square) to get to.

If there isn’t anything close by, may wait the two weeks for the DCP wide release, as with family travels and plenty of year end releases, never can catch everything I want right during the holiday season anyway. Though the overture/intermission and six or so extra minutes (apparently a lot of landscape shots included here, and I’m a sucker for beautiful landscape shots in films) of the road show version are very tempting.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Star Wars will be at the Ziegeld instead. The Hateful Eight in 70mm list is growing here: http://in70mm.com/news/2016/hateful_8/index.htm

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 2, 2015 at 11:58 am

I have tried to find where the listing is for all theaters showing The Hateful Eight in 70 MM roadshow for two weeks and have come up empty handed. Can anybody help? This is a film that should definitely play the Ziegfeld.

movieguy
movieguy on December 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm

I talked to an employee of the cinema. He confirmed that Hateful 8 WILL Be showing there for its run of two weeks. Most likely in the large original theater. Not one of the small theaters in the second and third levels

markp
markp on December 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

I had a gentleman from Boston Light and Sound contact me but the work was in Boston for 3 weeks. Everything I would make would b e spent on hotel, etc. If it was NYC then thats a different story.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on December 1, 2015 at 5:02 am

Mark – you should ask around, Weinstein is actively seeking former projectionists with large format experience to run the 70mm show.

markp
markp on December 1, 2015 at 4:03 am

And here I am a 39 year veteran of projection who ran numerous 70MM shows in the 80’s and early 90’s, and I sit home unemployed and a part time stage hand. Damn digital.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on November 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Mechanical failure, repaired and back on screen within an hour. If it was a digital failure, they’d probably have had to send everyone home.

Brianhs
Brianhs on November 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

It broke in the middle of the show?

RogerA
RogerA on November 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

They ran an advanced screening in 70mm and the projector broke. I sounds like they need a chief projectionist who knows what he is doing.

Brianhs
Brianhs on October 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

They have a poster up saying Hateful 8 will play there, there’s just no indication on 70 or not

Brianhs
Brianhs on October 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

I know they had a 70 projector for The Master, but I’m unsure if they kept it after the restoration

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on October 26, 2015 at 11:19 pm

If they are digital and have kept any of the 35/70’s it would be in the main theatre as there is space in the booth. Cinemas 2 and 3 in the cellar each have tiny booths, originally with one film projector and one 3-stack platter and it was crowded, #2 opened in 1991 with a 35/70 machine. The two small cinemas in the cellar, 4 & 5, shared a big booth with plenty of space, but the screens are so small the 70mm would be pointless. Cinema 6 on the street level of the stagehouse had a tiny booth. #7 in the flyloft might work, the booth was a little bigger, but the screens in 6 &7, while wider than 4 & 5 in the cellar, they were not as wide as 2 & 3. From the beginning the only place 70mm made any sense in that theatre was in Cinema 1, the original, restored auditorium.

theatrefan
theatrefan on October 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

When Interstellar played the 70mm was shown at the Ziegfeld, City Cinemas 1-2-3 and Lincoln Square IMAX, I don’t seem to ee Star Wars TFA as a 70mm release unfortunately. I will have to ask the manager who we know if they still have the 70mm projectors here.

Brianhs
Brianhs on October 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

Do they still have the 70mm projector installed in Auditorium 1 to play The Hateful Eight or (hopefully) Star Wars later this year?

theatrefan
theatrefan on September 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

I had the pleasure of attending a midnight screening of Rocky Horror Picture show here about 14 years ago. It was a great show and also a wonderful auditorium.