Paris Theatre

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

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HowardBHaas on December 29, 2022 at 1:41 pm

There’s no change here at all, for the past 3 years it has been the same arrangement! Netflix, Bow Tie, and others like a company that assists with projection.

m00se1111 on December 29, 2022 at 7:18 am

perhaps if that link might have been adding in the original post, it could have prevented the kerfuffle.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 5, 2022 at 10:46 am

Thanks Mike (saps) it was not here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 4, 2022 at 7:36 am

The Gray Man was in theaters, a few hundred sites for a week or two.

Unfortunately for Netflix, this $200 million movie was DOA.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 4, 2022 at 7:25 am

big joe Netflix seems to only screen their films. Amazon is opening a theater too and I assume they would do the same. Netflix would do better releasing some of their films in a nationwide release. Amazon does a lot of theirs that way. The Gray Man on Netflix is good but it is streaming only and it’s an action film that should have been in theaters

bigjoe59 on August 3, 2022 at 1:18 pm


is there any hope this might be a regular movie theater again? all it shows 99% of the time are Netflix films and for every Roma, The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes there are 50 Thunderforces.

HowardBHaas on January 16, 2022 at 7:34 pm

yes, back in August 2021 when a classics festival was held, including “A Man and a Woman” at the Paris, it was asserted by the theater that it was the longest running Paris movie, and that it had run 65 weeks. Thanks to Al for his list, too.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 16, 2022 at 4:47 pm

I think “A MAN AND A WOMAN” holds that record. Page 13 has the 20th Century list.

bigjoe59 on January 16, 2022 at 3:30 pm


to HowardB-

we recently discussed that Call Me By Your Name was the longest running film here of recent years. it ran from Thanksgiving week 2017 to the first week of April 2018. but what is the longest running film ever here?

Marcy Starnes
Marcy Starnes on January 16, 2022 at 1:36 pm

HowardBHaas, I also enjoyed seeing films there. Thank you.

HowardBHaas on January 15, 2022 at 2:15 pm

No, I am member of the public who very much enjoys seeing movies here. I do assist as I can with this website.

Marcy Starnes
Marcy Starnes on January 15, 2022 at 2:11 pm

The Paris Theater, one of my favorite arthouse theaters, along with the Little Carnegie in midtown Manhattan. HowardBHaas are you currently the Operations Manager? As I see you responding to many of the posts. I do like the fact, that you are very involved with the cinema.

markp on August 17, 2021 at 4:32 am

To help answer the question about 70MM, yes, the equipment is there for 70MM now. The one projector is the original Paris projector and a second similar one has been brought in. All sound amps etc are all installed. The only thing holding it back now is the lack of reels to mount the film onto. There are only 2 in the booth. We barely have enough reels for 35MM. These items are rare since everyone converted to digital about 10 years ago. All old equipment was sold for scrap.

HowardBHaas on August 14, 2021 at 7:04 pm

I saw Hamlet in 70mm at the Paris.

ridethectrain on August 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

YES, it had 70MM< When Loews had the Paris (aka Fine Arts) showed Howards End, Remain of the Days and Hamlet in 70MM 6 Track Dolby Stereo

Antoine Doinel
Antoine Doinel on August 11, 2021 at 7:20 am

Is it really true that the Paris is being equipped to project 70mm?

HowardBHaas on August 7, 2021 at 8:04 am

I sit in the balcony & have not had a problem with subtitles. Is there news about the Cinema I & II? for those interested, the Paris has now begun showing “Waiting for the Forty Year Version” in 35mm and a series of 31 classic films that premiered at the Paris!

Joseph Angier
Joseph Angier on August 7, 2021 at 8:03 am

The Paris Theatre is the last one standing among the dozens of Times Square and east-side arthouses in which I spent my teens, twenties, and thirties. (There’s still the remains of what was the Cinema I and II, but those are soon to be history.) Forgive me, but I have to add one discordant note: Out of all those theaters that showed the latest foreign films, the Paris had the worst sightlines for reading subtitles (and I’m 6'2")

HowardBHaas on August 1, 2021 at 1:01 pm

Yes, I think Call Me By Your Name was the longest running movie in recent years.

bigjoe59 on August 1, 2021 at 12:18 pm

Hello- what is the longest running film to play here in recent years? I say its Call Me By Your Name which opened Thanksgiving week 2017 and played till the first week of April 2018.

ridethectrain on July 31, 2021 at 10:24 pm

Interesting article in todays Daily News:

HowardBHaas on April 1, 2021 at 7:05 am

(from Paris email) Special event day & new movie: PARIS THEATER SHOWTIMES THROUGH APRIL 10:

Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1: The Trial of the Chicago 7, 12:00, 3:30, 6:40, and 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Friday, April 2 through Friday, April 9: Mank, 12:00, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Saturday, April 10: GoodFellas introduced by Glenn Kenny, 12:00 p.m. In 35mm. The White Tiger, followed by conversation with Ramin Bahrani, 3:30 p.m. DCP. Chop Shop, introduced by Ramin Bahrani, 7:15 p.m. In 35mm, Mank, 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Free popcorn and beverages served at all shows at the Paris

we are excited to announce our first filmmaker event, a day devoted to Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed Iranian-American New York City-based writer/director, who is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for The White Tiger. We will kick things off on Saturday, April 10, at noon with a 35mm screening of Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, selected by Bahrani as a key influence on his work (see below). GoodFellas will be introduced by film critic Glenn Kenny, author of the new book Made Men: The Story of GoodFellas. A book signing with Kenny follows the screening. At 3:30 p.m., we will show The White Tiger, followed by a conversation with Bahrani. The White Tiger follows the epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap, and is based on Aravind Adiga’s New York Times best seller & Man Booker Prize-winning novel. And at 7:15 p.m., we will show Bahrani’s 2007 critically acclaimed Chop Shop, a deeply engrossing film set in a ramshackle neighborhood amidst the auto repair shops of Willets Point, Queens.

HowardBHaas on March 27, 2021 at 4:44 am

The website states the next feature, Mank, will also be shown in 35mm. Paris Theatre email stated that today Saturday & tomorrow there will be one screening, 3:30 PM each day, of Dog Day Afternoon, also in 35mm. Email stated that Dog Dog Afternoon (1975) was one of the films that inspired The Trial of the Chicago’s 7 author/writer Sorkin.

ridethectrain on March 26, 2021 at 10:37 pm

According to the Paris Theatre website, the Trial of Chicago 7 is being shown in 35MM film

ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 1:13 pm

Please update previous operator: Cinema 5 and Cineplex Odeon. Cineplex Odeon operated it very briefly in 1987, but was given to City Cinemas due to anti trust laws.