Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

1886 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

Located at Broadway and W. 63rd Street. Opened in 1981, this below-ground facility, functional and uninspiring in appearance, became one of the finest art houses in Manhattan, showing the best in new foreign and independent films. Located on the west side of the city, almost directly across from the cultural hub of Lincoln Center, it was an indispensable mecca for the mega-legions of area cinephiles.

It was operated by Dan & Toby Talbot in association with France’s Gaumont chain for 36 years. Sadly Dan Talbot passed away on December 29, 2017. The Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed January 21, 2018. It is hoped after some structural work has been done a new operator will take over the cinema.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 8, 2019 at 7:33 pm

bigjoe, the ads you’re seeing are for the New Plaza.

MarkNYLA on April 8, 2019 at 7:34 pm

bigjoe59: I believe you are a bit confused, the Lincoln Plaza never reopened. You are seeing ads for the New Plaza Cinema, located across the street at the NYIT auditorium. This is a non-profit cinema guild that used to operate uptown at a Jewish Community Center. They are floating around the west side looking for a permanent home.

bigjoe59 on April 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm


thanks to Al A. and MarkNYLA for the info. so are your responses a discreet way of saying when the Lincoln Plaza closed end Jan. 2018 and the management company said “the theater will reopen when the necessary structural work is completed” it was one big fat lie?

HowardBHaas on April 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

THEY were NOT saying that anybody lied! Be careful with accusations. All that was said above was that this theater never reopened & you were confusing theaters.

bigjoe59 on April 11, 2019 at 4:22 pm


to HowardBHaas- unless you have a vested interest in Milstein Properties(the owner of the building complex Lincoln Plaza was a part of) I thought your comment was a tad to frank. I suppose I should have said this- the fact that the Lincoln Plaza never reopened is by an large proof that MP’s comment about the theater reopening after structural work was completed was a big fib. I by no means meant to interpret Al A. and MarkNYLA’s comment comments as providing evidence.

moviebuff82 on June 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Back in the days, this was an art house multiplex before the Angelika became one.

AguirreMedia on August 29, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Former MGR Dan Stern On The New Documentary Film Lincoln Plaza Cinema Memories.
Link To Video Below

AguirreMedia on August 29, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Former MGR Dan Stern On The New Documentary Film Lincoln Plaza Cinema Memories. Continued
Link To Video Below

AguirreMedia on August 29, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Link To Watch Video Below Enjoy.

bigjoe59 on August 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm


this theater closed the end of Jan. 2018 after 30? years in business. the building management company
said it would reopen after necessary structural building renovations were completed. basically wasn’t that one big fib?

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