Park & 86th Street Cinemas
1280-1288 Lexington Avenue,
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This theatre was a small twin cinema that outlived the more historic Loew’s Orpheum one block east. I saw the movie “Battlestar Galactica” which featured Sensoround, which was awesome. At the time, was about 9 years old, so this theatre looked so large. As an adult, I realize this was a small intimate theatre.
It changed hands as far as I remember three times; as a RKO house, later Cineplex Odeon, and then Clearview took it over before it’s demise in September 2002. The last two films shown there were “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “The Road to Perdition”. It now houses Duane Reade, which now has a window close to what was the screen in cinema 2 on the Lexington Avenue side of the cinema.
The only thing the theatre building retained was the escalator and elevator, the large marquee which now reads Duane Reade. The concession area downstairs now houses the checkout area.
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