Paris Theatre

4 W. 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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HowardBHaas on December 14, 2018 at 4:20 am

I enjoyed Mary Queen of Scots yesterday at the Paris. The brochure is not like the roadshow programs but is very nice. Along with a postcard which specifies that the movie is at the Paris, copies are on the table before the orchestra (main floor) seating, for audience members to take if they wish. Most people don’t seem to go to the table, so the Paris had not run out of the nice items! Exiting the lobby, staffers give an invite to the nearby Plaza Hotel for a deluxe dessert, a regal one inspired by Queen Mary, with the purchase of a cocktail or evening fare. This epic movie, wonderfully acted & filmed, is worthy of seeing at the Paris!

HowardBHaas on December 11, 2018 at 4:12 am

Over this past weekend, looking online, the majority of seats at the Paris were selling out for Mary Queen of Scots, so if a brochure was provided, the theater would need boxes of them! Bigjoe, how many pages is the brochure? is it as large as the Phantom Thread and Hateful Eight programs which are similar to old roadshow books?

bigjoe59 on December 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm


it was more convenient for me to see MQOS at the Amgelika Film Center yesterday Sat. 12/8. they were passing out a rather nicely done brochure for the film. did this theater have it as well?

HowardBHaas on August 2, 2018 at 4:56 am

At other movie theaters, sometimes I must complain as house lights area left on during feature or even at a prestige area Philadelphia movie theater recently the movie didn’t fill the top, bottom or sides of the screen because staff had failed to check the setting before starting the movie! But, never ever do I need to worry about the Paris. Sunday, I enjoyed “Gauguin-Voyage de Tahiti” at the Paris & as always, everything was perfect- staff, air conditioning, bathrooms, concessions, seats, projection, sound, masking, and use of curtain before & after the movie. THIS is the way a movie theater is supposed to be run, for a proper presentation and the reason why this is one of my favorite movie theaters anywhere. Thanks to the owner, Mr. Solo, and the movie operator, City Cinemas. Website says “The Wife” starts Aug 17, “Colette” (wonderful poster in theater) starts Sept 21. “Mary Queen of Scotts” trailer was shown- I hope the Paris gets that.

HowardBHaas on April 8, 2018 at 11:44 am

Before “Victoria & Abdul” began in October, there had been a September closing for a couple weeks. All seats were reupholstered & new carpets were installed, too. I don’t need recliner chairs & since there’s many premieres & special events that need the full seating capacity, just as well since recliners greatly reduce the number of seats. Until then, in the balcony, seats in side sections were a darker color. Now all seats have the same color as the curtain. Yesterday, I enjoyed “Lean on Pete” which began its 1st week at the Paris.The Paris website lists as coming: “The Seagull” May 11, “Gauguin- Voyage de Tahiti” July 11 and “The Wife” Aug 3.

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 10:32 am

This year marks 70 years since this theater opened. It is the oldest art house theater in NYC that is still operating.

bigjoe59 on February 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm


whoever books films for the Paris knows their stuff. the last few years whatever Oscar bait film opened in Nov. usually stays till the beginning' of April.

moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 11:22 am

The closing of the Lincoln plaza multiplex will impact this theater a lot.

moviebuff82 on November 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

I agree. AMC really started this trend where I live especially for imax and dolby showings. Standard seating is still available for other screens.

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Antoine Doinel on November 17, 2017 at 8:05 am

Roadshows were special, and meant to be that way. It’s only in recent times that standard movie runs in the U.S. have adopted reserved seating. And it’s about time. I’m very happy about it. Like I said, “FINALLY!!!”

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 10:19 am

Reserved seating first debuted in USA for road show releases during the golden age of Hollywood but it took awhile for mainstream cinema chains to accept it.

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Antoine Doinel on November 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Reserved seating is AWESOME!!!! Thank you City Cinemas for reserved seating! General admission seating is for animals! Reserved seating is great! Reserve your tickets and seats in advance, and donkt worry about standing in line or having to get there early! It’s the civilized way to see a film, and reserved seating has long been the norm internationally. Finally the U.S. catches up. I’m very pleased with this. It’s the way all cinemas should be!

cmbussmann on October 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

Am not a fan of reserved seating, especially at a place like the Paris. For one, it slows the ticket line down. As well, I like to sit in the balcony but sometimes the older patrons here doze off and snore so then I move downstairs.

moviebuff82 on October 25, 2017 at 10:36 am

That stinks. Pretty soon every theater will have it. Manhattan is very high volume compared to the jersey suburbs . No wonder why more people are watching movies at home instead of heading out to a movie.

bigjoe59 on October 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm


i went to see Victoria and Abdul the day after it opened which I enjoyed a great deal but. i find the new reserve seating policy annoying. when i got on line it went from the box office to the corner of the Bergdorf Goodman building. because there’s only one ticket seller and you have to pick a seat from the little screen it took forever to get from the corner of the BG building to the box office. if the theater was looking for a way to raise prices just do so. the reserved seat policy is a waste of time.

xbs2034 on September 18, 2017 at 7:11 am

There is reserved seating and a slightly higher ticket price ($17, which I believe is a buck or two higher than before) accompanying the re-opening.

Hopefully they would at least update the cushioning on the seats as those have seen some wear and tear and are not the most comfortable, but yes they should still keep the classic movie palace feel, including continuing their use of curtains which open with the previews before each show.

HowardBHaas on September 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

I asked in person yesterday. Just cleaning, no major changes (thankfully).

HowardBHaas on September 14, 2017 at 4:20 pm

from Facebook page-

The Paris Theatre will be Closed for Maintenance from Monday 9/11/17 through Thursday 9/21/17. While we’re sprucing up, visit our sister locations: The Beekman Theatre (NYC), City Cinemas 1, 2 & 3, East 86th St. Cinema, Village East Cinema and Angelika Film Center! We will re-open on 9/22 for our next film engagement, VICTORIA & ABDUL!

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Is this the only remaining single screen theater owned by a major chain left in Manhattan? Seems so.

ERD on March 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

As a youngster I went to to the Paris theatre with my family many times. Many enjoyable memories.

HowardBHaas on March 8, 2017 at 7:14 am

The movie “Lion” opened late November at the Paris & is still being showcased here! Paris website lists a new movie opening April 7, “Their Finest”

HowardBHaas on September 4, 2016 at 6:10 am

Anyone who wishes to see Howard’s End must do so soon as in its 2nd & last week. On opening night, director Ivory appeared. Website states “Come What May” (2015) opens Friday Sept 9 with Director Christian Carion & actor Matthew Rhys Q & A after the 7 PM show & with Carion after the 7 PM Saturday 9-10 show. Another movie “A Man Called Ove” starts Sept 30

cmbussmann on September 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

4K restoration of Howard’s End at The Paris looks and sounds amazing! Go see it there!

HowardBHaas on August 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Seth, what you are speaking about? I not only couldn’t find Madre Mia on Internet as opening as this theater, but I telephoned the Paris today again, as I had last week. As stated above, Howard’s End is next.

SethLewis on August 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

According to the City Cinemas web site Madre Mia opening August 5th This theatre is hard to book for and pictures here deserve at least a month if not more