Paris Theatre

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

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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.

Antoine Doinel
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.

Antoine Doinel
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

mhvbear on August 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm

The Paris is still showing “Love and Friendship” which has been showing all summer. The next movie will be 25th Anniversary of Merchant & Ivory’s “Howard’s End” the end of August. This film played here on it’s original release March of 92. “Cafe Society” is playing at the Cinema 1.

HowardBHaas on May 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

No recliners nor reserved seating nor as far as I am concerned do I need them. The movie operator has them at their nearby City Cinemas 1,2,3.

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Does this theater have recliners and reserved seating?

HowardBHaas on January 28, 2016 at 4:51 am

It isn’t a single screen & I haven’t been there in a long time, but the Loews auditorium of the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 is ornate, has a balcony, and was designed to resemble an old fashioned movie palace. And, shows mainstream blockbusters.

the MOMA theater 1 was remodeled in 1976 but originally opened in 1939.

The Village East also has a historic auditorium, though that theater wasn’t originally for movies.

Since the Tower East (72nd St) closed, the movies I’ve traveled from Philly to NYC were for the Paris & the Ziegfeld. I may try the others, but I am thankful for the Paris & will continue to see wonderful, art movies here.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

…and the Paris ran Hollywood arty ‘blockbusters’ like “ROMEO AND JULIET” and “HOWARD’S END”.

John Miller
John Miller on January 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

There was a newspaper story that said the same thing, that the Paris was the last single-screen, non-IMAX auditorium in Manhattan after the Ziegfeld closing. I think that bad information is going around. As you said, there is the Walter Reade, which has a bit of a connection with the Ziegfeld, which began as a Walter Reade theater. While they have multiple screens, MoMA’s Theater 1 has 400-seats and a single-screen feeling. If you have a nostalgia for 1970’s-era auditoriums, you’ll especially like it! (Yeah, there is likely NO one who is nostalgic for that). Their programming is good, though! I would personally recommend Museum of the Moving Image’s theater in Astoria. For those unfamiliar, they do 70mm and digital revival screenings, plus advanced screenings and guest filmmaker appearances. Great screen, and impressive sound!