Angelika 57

225 W. 57th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Angelika 57

Located on W. 57th Street near Broadway, this theatre was built as a single screen art house in 1964, with seating on the main floor and balcony, it opened as the Lincoln Art Theatre. It had various names and programming policies at various times, including the Biograph Cinema and the Bombay Cinema. It ceased operation as a theatre in 1997, then having 556 seats.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

The map link above goes to Brooklyn.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm

New Carnegie needs to be added as an aka name and the map link now goes to Queens.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The opening ad as the Lincoln Art;

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on January 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

The only memory I have of this theater is when i was 18 and it was a porno theater and me being a dumb nieve teenage got pickpocketed by the guy sitting next to me.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

The intro needs adjusting. This theatre opened in 1964.

MSC77
MSC77 on December 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

“The Graduate” opened here fifty years ago today. The film went on to play for nearly a year. (Anyone know of a film that played here for a longer period of time?) And here’s a retrospective article to commemorate the film’s golden anniversary.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

“THE LION IN WINTER” played here for over a year.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm

To my knowledge this was the only Roadshow engagement that played here. It seems to be the case for other cities. In Philly it played Theater 1812 and Atlantic City the Charles. That was the only two roadshow engagements they had.

kieran10
kieran10 on September 4, 2020 at 12:05 am

Awww, I loved this place when it was the Biograph, and I never realized it had only just started as such when I first moved to the city. I was 16 ½ and my previous job back home in Florida had been working at a video store. They would never let us check out new releases, so I had decided to educate myself on classic film after seeing A Place in the Sun one night on the late, late show. So when I came to NYC shortly after, I was thrilled to find a place that showed these films.

I had started hanging out with some of the club kids of the late 80s through a friend of mine. They had little use for me, but I became friendly with one of the DJs and he shared my love of old movies so we’d often go together to see double features. Saw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Alice Adams, Carrie (w/ Jennifer Jones), Adam’s Rib, and my beloved Monty Clift in I Confess and my first of several times seeing A Place in the Sun on the big screen. Once I hit NYU, I stopped going, as I didn’t have as much time and I lived right near Theater 80 (and Kim’s Video, so I’d rent instead), but it was such a treat to get to spend those months seeing classic films on the big screen.

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