Art Greenwich Twin

97 Greenwich Avenue,
New York, NY 10013

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Art Greenwich Twin

A beloved movie house which has served its neighborhood since at least the early-1940’s, the Art Greenwich Twin closed in June of 2000.

It lives on in two recent films as the theater where Marisa Tomei and Vincent D'Onofrio go on a movie date in the 2001 Brad Anderson film "Happy Accidents" and caught in a quick glimpse (with its darkened marquee jutting onto Greenwich Avenue) in this past spring’s popular romantic comedy "Kissing Jessica Stein".

It was demolished and an Equinox Fitness Club was built on the site.

Contributed by Dan Braun

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Greenpoint, since you admit to being a vandal and a thief perhaps your apologies should extend to Cineplex Odeon as well.

Greenpoint on May 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Very true Al….Dear Cineplex Odeon, back in 1997 I knowingly stole a gold curtain from the Cineplex Odeon Art Greenwich, a theatre of yours located at the time of the theft at 97 Greenwich Avenue.I humbly aplogize as I was very inmature at the time and was inconsiderate of your feelings and property. I am a different person these days and would never convieve of committing another act like that.

Astyanax on September 6, 2010 at 5:13 am

Saw one of the Pink Panther movies here in the summer of 1975. It had a great GV ambiance, better than the tacky commercialism of 8th Street although the Art & the 8th St. Playhouse were constant haunts. Can’t imagine what it was like to have had the Loews Sheridan across the street.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Good looking Marquee.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on June 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I saw two movies at the Greenwich, “Burnt Offerings” and “Ghostbusters 2”. By the 70s, there was nothing distinctive about the interior whatsoever, just an ordinary, plain auditorium, as I recall. Maybe it was NEVER anything memorable though, lol. If you want to get a vintage gander at the theater in a movie, check out Otto Preminger’s 1947 “Daisy Kenyon”. There’s a scene where Henry Fonda is tailing Joan Crawford, and she goes to the Greenwich to see a double bill of Cary Grant and Laraine Day in “Mr. Lucky,” and Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett in “The Woman In the Window”.

fosterdeux on January 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

Am I wrong or was the last shot of the Sex and the City pilot outside this theatre? I remember this theatre fondly when I moved here from Ohio in the mid nineties.

SeaBassTian on September 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The only movie I remember seeing here was The Jetsons, which probably reflects poorly on my celluloid choices. Great location, undistinguished decor, except for it’s big bright lobby.

classictheaters on October 31, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Before it was destroyed, the theater was used in and episode of SEX & THE CITY when all the girls went to see a movie at the end of the show. You can see them walking into the theater, the camera pans up, we see a bit of the lit up GREENWICH sign, and “Godzilla” is playing, the camera continues to pan up to the night sky to a full moon.

Trolleyguy on November 13, 2017 at 9:27 am

The marquee for this theatre shows up in a process shot in the 1947 film “Daisy Kenyon”

kieran10 on September 4, 2020 at 12:26 am

This was probably my least favorite theater in NYC, due to the fact that the air conditioner was always broken in the summer and the heat was always broken in the winter, and the projection could sometimes be sketchy. But for some reason, I went on a lot of dates here. Impromptu, Soapdish, Shadowlands, Reality Bites and that terrible movie with Jon Bon Jovi and all the women…

Those mentioning Sex and the City, the theater was used three times in the first season, either as a backdrop or with the girls meeting to see a movie.

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