Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

1886 Broadway at 63rd Street,
New York, NY 10023

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Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

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This below-ground facility, functional and uninspiring in appearance, is currently 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 is an indispensable mecca for the mega-legions of area cinephiles.

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

This opened on April 8, 1981 with Fellini’s “City Of Women”.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm

It’s difficult to make this underground venue look glorious but this photographer has done his best.

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zoetmb
zoetmb on July 24, 2013 at 3:25 am

About 1030 seats.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on July 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

This will be one of the three NYC venues to “premiere” the San Francisco set Woody Allen movie “Blue Jasmine”.

Is this a usual venue for Allen’s movies in NYC? I don’t recall it being here before.

mhvbear
mhvbear on July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Yes this is one of the usual venues for new Woody Allen films along with the Angelika. And there are 4 venues the new BAM Harvey is is showing “Blue Jasmine” as well starting Friday in Brooklyn. I think I will make the trek over there and check out their new set-up.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.

How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?

raysson
raysson on July 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Moviemanforever: You’re absolutely right. Woody Allen hasn’t made a decent respectable comedy since “Sleeper”(that was 40 years ago!),and the last Woody Allen movie that made me laugh was “Radio Days” back in 1987. But since his involvement and molestation with his own stepdaughter has led people away from his films. Woody Allen hasn’t had a hit movie in years(decades) since this scandal has physically and permanently damaged his appeal to movie audiences and his career as a brilliant and gifted writer and director as well as producer. Sad but true. It’s no wonder that Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow have departed ways with him. Keaton said once in a interview that she doesn’t want to be nowhere near a Woody Allen project ever again.

The last Woody Allen movie I saw was 2012’s “From Rome With Love” that played in a 22-plex on the Friday before the July 4th weekend, and every theater was sold out except “From Rome With Love”. There were 10 people in the theater when the film started and about halfway through the movie 9 left with only 2 people inside when the film ended. The reason? “Rome With Love” played opposite “The Dark Knight Rises” that weekend which played on four screens that brought in capacity crowds. The same can be said about Spike Lee too, whose ego has turned away movie audiences. The last Spike Lee movie I saw played at the same 22-plex and their were only five people in the theater. A crying shame.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on July 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thank you for the confirmation mhvbear, I appreciate it .

mhvbear
mhvbear on July 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Woody Allen always does well in NYC and LA and a few of the cities in between. He always has been a bit of a niche market director. He has had his hits and more than his share of flops. The fact that he married his companion;s adopted daughter is so old news. ‘Blue Jasmine’ averaged in excess of $100,000 per theater in it’s opening weekend. It is set to go wider in NYC this Friday including 3 screens at the Chelsea Cinemas. And is already be mentioned for Oscar nominations.

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