NYIT Auditorium

1871 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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NYIT Auditorium

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Cineplex Odeon opened this single screen theatre on December 8, 1989 with “The War of the Roses”. Clearview took over operations when Cineplex Odeon merged with Loews, but had to divest some Manhattan cinemas due to anti-trust concerns. The movie theatre is downstairs.

In early-2009, Clearview closed the theatre. Later in 2009 the auditorium was taken over by the New York Institute of Technology.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca, Howard B. Haas

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

When I passed by yesterday, THEATRE CLOSED had been removed from the attraction board, which is now totally blank. A sign in the lobby for a nearby technical college suggested that the school may have taken over the site, perhaps to use as an auditorium or to convert to some other use. But that’s only a guess.

DARCYDT
DARCYDT on June 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

This is the right theater. I made this comment originally for the Clearview 62nd and 1st Avenue theater.

I passed this theater today and it now has a big sign up surrounding the entrance saying coming soon NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) auditorium.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on June 4, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Yes, it’s now official. Renovations have started on what will be called the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The plate glass entrance has been painted over with signage, but the attraction board (now empty) is still there. More information can be found at www.nyit.edu

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on August 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Here is a 2009 photo of the former 62nd & Broadway Cinema.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The introduction implies that Clearview had to divest of some locations during the Loews takeover of Cineplex Odeon. In actuality, Loews had to divest of some of its locations, allowing Clearview to take over this one.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 30, 2010 at 9:05 pm

A video tour of the new premises can be seen here:
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KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 21, 2011 at 5:23 am

I have been wondering lately why the Lincoln Plaza owners didn’t consider buying the theatre. It would have made for a good seventh screen.

SeaBassTian
SeaBassTian on September 3, 2012 at 6:24 am

This was a good venue for catching offbeat art films and avoiding crowds. Always empty, not shocked to see it go.

areacode212
areacode212 on July 6, 2014 at 11:35 am

This is now called the NYIT Auditorium, but it’s sometimes still rented out for some screenings and/or premieres of smaller movies. I walked past a couple of years ago and saw Maggie Gyllenhaal being interviewed here for “Won’t Back Down”.

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