Quad Cinema

34 W. 13th Street,
New York, NY 10011

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Re-Opening ad April 14 after a soft opening the week before.

Opened on October 18, 1972, the art house Quad Cinema was Manhattan’s first four-screen theater and is now one of the oldest independent theaters in the city. It still remains a vibrant center for art house films.

It was closed in May 2015 for renovation and reopened April 7, 2017.

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StanMalone on November 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Interesting story in the Post this morning. The tenants association for the residential floors above the theater have filed an action against The Quad for violating their lease in regards to residents being disturbed by the new sound systems installed during the recent renovation. The theater has cut way back on the subs and lowered the overall volume.

This seemed to quell most of the complaints but there is always somebody who can not be satisfied, in this case someone living two floors above two of the auditoriums. It seems that not only the sound but the HVAC as well have been cited as a cause for this action. The article did point out that some of the complaints have been made during periods when there was no movie running and others when the theater was closed and the HVAC off.

rcdt55b on November 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm

He has complained for years. Yes, even when nothing was running in said theaters.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on February 22, 2019 at 8:12 am

At least one New Yorker has been driven bonkers by the lack of coat-checking facilities at the Quad Cinema and all other movie theatres throughout the metropolitan area. The full text of his rant in Time Out New York magazine can be read here

robboehm on February 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Don’t forget the need for Valet parking, too.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm

This will soon be a Landmark Theatre.


rcdt55b on April 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Yes, but still owned by Charles Cohen.

bolorkay on April 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm

When you say soon to be a “Landmark Theatre”, does this mean the Quad is being taken over by a “national chain” ? If so will the type of films they present (independent, foriegn etc.) change in any way or will they continue with this type of films as they have in the past?

rcdt55b on April 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Cohen bought the Landmark chain a few months ago. The main change will be that the Landmark people will be booking the Quad Cinema starting around June. They will continue with rep titles, just not as many.

DavidZornig on May 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

The full line-up of June films at the Quad.


ridethectrain on November 5, 2019 at 1:40 am

Please update, theatre open October 18, 1972

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