New Plaza Cinema

1871 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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New Plaza Cinema

Cineplex Odeon opened this 300-seat 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. In January 2019 it was renamed New Plaza Cinema. It was closed on January 13, 2020 when it was flooded by a local burst water main.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca, Howard B. Haas

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

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.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 21, 2011 at 12:23 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 1:24 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 6:35 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”.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

Now advertising as the New Plaza Cinema.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 15, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Thanks to Facebook contributor Steve Abraham. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/nyregion/new-plaza-cinema-uws.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_191215&fbclid=IwAR1M93M8zH45JrXxe9xWbg4QsSFtmNKj36cL-MSJjYieidUaNo_fxk7xJc0

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on January 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

Sadly, this cinema was ruined on the morning of January 13, 2020, when a massive water main break in the neighborhood flooded its basement auditorium up to the ceiling, collapsing the walls and wiping out the projection room. It’s very sad to see this labor of love meet its end this way.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 14, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Actually, this happened once before and this space came back as a cinema.

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