Art Greenwich Twin

97 Greenwich Avenue,
New York, NY 10013

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classictheaters
classictheaters on November 1, 2013 at 1:30 am

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.

SeaBassTian
SeaBassTian on September 2, 2012 at 11:31 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.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

The Greenwich’s modernized marquee was featured in this 1945 trade ad: boxofficemagazine

fosterdeux
fosterdeux on January 6, 2012 at 9:14 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.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on June 19, 2011 at 11:01 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”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Good looking Marquee.

Astyanax
Astyanax on September 6, 2010 at 7:13 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.

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on May 22, 2010 at 11:59 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.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

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

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on May 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

my aopologies for the first 2 inactive links or whatnot thankyou tinyurl

Greenpoint
Greenpoint on May 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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Greenpoint
Greenpoint on May 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm

back in 1997 during a showing of Daylight, my friend Paul dared me to take the 10 foot tall by 10 foot wide gold curtain on the wall from here…it was barely hanging from the back wall…I put it under my coat and walked out as non-descript as possible….to this day its part of my backdrop for online pictures..

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edblank
edblank on April 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Thanks for the many fine Manhattan marquee shots, Al.

edblank
edblank on May 22, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Was only in this theater three times, I think – two of them after the twinning. Can’t remember what I saw, but I do remember going back to the lobby during one visit to tell them it was so cold in the auditorium that I could see my own breath. I was already wearing a suit coat, overcoat, scarf and gloves. As I recall, they never did correct the problem. – Ed Blank

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 5, 2008 at 2:14 am

HAPPY FOR YOU….. BUT..I MANAGED THIS THEATER AND NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD CLOSE….The numbers here were always the best ….

LuisV
LuisV on February 11, 2008 at 11:47 am

While I’m never happy to see a theater close, I make a big exception in this case! The Greenwich Twin (where I remember seeing Bullets Over Broadway….“Don’t Speak!”…..) was demolished and replaced by an Equinox Gym. One day, the man who is now my partner was having a protein drink at the ground level cafe when he spotted me passing by outside. He followed me down the street and introduced himself to me. We have been together ever since and will celebrate 4 years together in May. We are also engaged to be married! So, I’m very happy that this particular theater is gone! :–)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 1:00 pm

No relation to the Greenwich cinema in Connecticut.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 10, 2008 at 11:45 am

Greenwich Theatre and Greenwich Playhouse should be listed as alternative names for this location.

fosterdeux
fosterdeux on November 15, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Perhaps one of the last views of the Greenwich… Sarah Jessica Parker meets the girls outside of the Greenwich in one of the first episodes of “Sex and the City”.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

Did the Greenwich run revival or retrospectives in the late ‘70’s? My father once took me to a theater downtown in the Village area to catch a then rare showing of The Beatles’ psychedelic 1967 TV special “Magical Mystery Tour.” I was into the Beatles big time as a child and was about a year and ½ from being allowed to venture into the City on my own to catch a movie, so I coaxed my Dad into taking me. I remember giving him a choice of going to see Mel Brooks' “High Anxiety” (which had just opened and which he had just seen with my Mom the night before) or to see the Beatles film – which was playing in an advertised triple feature along with “Sympathy for the Devil” featuring the Rolling Stones and “We’re An American Band” an early 70’s promotional short film about the rock band Grand Funk Railroad. Coming from Laurelton, Queens, we had to grab a bus to Jamaica and then grab a subway into Manhattan – and I recall there was also a subway transfer involved once in the City. We were running late and wound up seating ourselves (in the balcony) about 15 minutes into “Magical Mystery Tour.”

After the film ended, I convinced my Dad that we had to stay through the next two features to catch what we had missed in the first film. He reluctantly agreed. The Grand Funk Railroad film was boring to me (as I’m SURE it was to my Dad) but thankfully, it was only about 25 or 30 minutes long. Then came “Sympathy for the Devil”, which was the USA title and re-cut version of a didactic Jean Luc Godard polemic entitled “One Plus One.” This movie was just about unwatchable!!! It intercut film of the Stones' recording session for their famous song with bizarre avant-garde sequences involving some African American militants and a neo-fascist political group that operated behind the front of a porno book store. About 30 minutes or so into this film was about all my Dad could stand, and – while I was ready to argue with him initially – I was secretly thankful to be spared watching any more of the movie!

Anyway… I’ve been trying to piece together where it was that we saw these movies (or portions thereof, anyhow) and the Greenwich seems like a likely candidate. It had a balcony and the image I’ve seen of the marquee looks familiar. Did the Art on 8th Street have a balcony? If so it is a possibility. The Waverly is a long shot and I know for sure it wasn’t the 8th Street Playhouse. Anyone have access to newspaper clippings from that time and willing to check for me? “High Anxiety” was released during the Christmas vacation from school in December of 1977 so the date would have been shortly after that – most likely during the school break, but possibly the 1st week of January 1978.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 2, 2005 at 4:59 pm

I just saw the Joan Crawford picture “Daisy Kenyon” (1947) and her character lived on 12th Street; there was one scene where she looks in the newspaper to see what’s playing at “the Greenwich,” and then there was a long, long look at its lovely wraparound marquee. I couldn’t make out what was supposedly playing, but it was cool to see this theatre so prominently feaured.