Quad Cinema

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

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DavidZornig on May 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm

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


rcdt55b on April 12, 2019 at 7:53 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.

bolorkay on April 12, 2019 at 7:48 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 7:37 pm

Yes, but still owned by Charles Cohen.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 12, 2019 at 7:34 pm

This will soon be a Landmark Theatre.


robboehm on February 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

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

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on February 22, 2019 at 2:12 pm

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

rcdt55b on November 30, 2018 at 8:33 pm

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

StanMalone on November 20, 2018 at 11:08 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.

stang119 on November 18, 2017 at 2:50 am

I’ve just downloaded 2 pictures of the new interior of one of the auditoriums

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm

NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.

NYer on October 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm

It seems 1975 was a big year for the Quad and porn. Almost every week they had at least one screen. In September they had two of four screens running. I can’t imagine the headache of showing hardcore porn with no one under 21 admitted right next door to PG features. Two ads in photo section.

bigjoe59 on April 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm


to AL A. thanks for your info as to this theater’s porn period. i had a feeling it was before i starting coming here which turned out to be the case. from 1978’S “Nighthawks” to “G.B.F.” which opened Jan. 2014 i never noticed anything “seedy” about the Quad.

but then again the N Y Post is a very negative newspaper so I shouldn’t be surprised they painted a negative picture of the Quad. till the last time i went Jan. 2014 i found the auditoriums, lobby and
men’s room to be well maintained and clean. i always found the staff to be courteous as well.

so the N Y Post’s article making it seem as if the place was worn out, run down, etc… prior to closing for renovation is in my view simply not true.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Re-opening ad in the photo section.

mhvbear on April 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Here is a link to photos of the remodel. http://gothamist.com/2017/04/13/inside_quad_cinema_2017.php#photo-2

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 14, 2017 at 10:29 pm

The Quad did play quite a bit of hard core porn in the early seventies when the major distributors refused to play first-run in the village, so that may have been the hooker era. This lack of mainstream product lead to a major lawsuit by the Quad owners against all the major theatre chains and distributors operating in New York at the time for unfair trade practices. The Quad won that lawsuit and went first-run dropping most x-rated titles.

bigjoe59 on April 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Hello to All-

in the New York Post of today 4/14/17 there is a 2 page article about the reopening of the refurbished Quad Cinema. i beg to differ with s few points made in said article.

1.while the Quad was never going to be mistaken for Radio City Music Hall or the Ziegfeld i always found the theater well kept and well maintained. I first went here to see the pioneering 1978 U.K. film “Nighthawks”. the last time i attended this theater was January 2014 to see the delightful teen comedy “G.B.F.”. at no point in the those 36 years did find the theater dirty or ratty. the impression you get from the article is that prior to the closing down for the redo the theater was dirty, ratty and worn down etc…. having been a regular patron at the Quad for the 36 year period mentioned i never found that to be the case.

2.also in those 36 years i never noticed any inappropriate(e.g. sexual activity) in any of the four auditoriums or the men’s room. a former manager mentions yearsssss ago when 6th Ave. was frequented by hookers they often brought their “business” to the Quad. i have been a frequent visitor to the Village since i was a senior in high school. heck i even took classes at the New School and NEVER remember 6th Ave. being frequented by hookers.

mhvbear on April 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

The web site is fully up with the re-opening attractions listed. Looking forward to checking out the re-model. Probably should ce changed back to open.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 7, 2017 at 2:44 am

In the overhaul, the venue’s seating capacity will downsize from 560 seats to 430, divided among four theaters meant to have the intimate feel of private screening rooms with improved sightlines and seats. The theater’s rebranding also includes a new logo with a custom font designed by Pentagram. (Per the Variety article)

DavidZornig on March 7, 2017 at 12:37 am

Today’s Variety article claims an April 14th reopening.


rcdt55b on November 18, 2016 at 1:41 am

April 7, 2017. We will see.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Now it’s Spring 2017. It would been have quicker to just knock it down and start all over again.

spectrum on August 30, 2016 at 3:40 am

Their webpage (VERY Minimal now) now says it will open in Fall 2016.

spectrum on April 22, 2016 at 3:37 am

Latest from their web page is that it will reopen in Summer 2016.

rcdt55b on November 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

New opening date is May 2016. Seating lowered to around 100 per screen.