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.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca, Howard B. Haas

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SethLewis on April 27, 2009 at 3:51 am

We can dream but wouldn’t this make a nice companion to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas almost diagonally across the street…Book this as the flagship with 300 seats for the opening first x weeks and move the feature over after that into the plex

John Fink
John Fink on April 27, 2009 at 4:32 am

Or let Clearview’s sibling IFC run it as IFC Center: Uptown. Sure, it’s like bringing back Angelika 57, but this is a pretty nice auditorium and isn’t as awkwardly laid out as Lincoln Plaza Cinemas where going to the bathroom is an adventure. Clearview could never figure out an identity for the place and it seemed like it was completely written off. For a while it couldn’t play day and date with Lincoln Plaza and Lincoln Square, later I think it played some features day and date with Lincoln Square. There are a lot of art theaters in the area including Lincoln Plaza and The Paris, but none do quite what IFC does.

Then again we saw how well Cinema Latino worked out.

DARCYDT on June 4, 2009 at 12:32 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.

JackCoursey on August 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 9, 2010 at 8:04 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 on December 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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 on September 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

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

areacode212 on July 6, 2014 at 3:35 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 6:12 am

Now advertising as the New Plaza Cinema.

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