Beekman Theatre

1271 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10065

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Joseph Angier
Joseph Angier on July 10, 2018 at 5:46 am

Trivia question: I think (but I’m not sure) that he high-rise that these theaters are located in is where the Jill Clayburgh character lived in “An Unmarried Woman”

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The theatre still has it own concession and restrooms. This location was like the old Cinema 1 and 2 were you can’t theatre hop. The carpeting still has it original NY2 or NY1 on the rug. For today’s movie going enjoyment, the seats are tight and not as comfortable.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

Garth, “THE LAST WAVE” opened at the original single screen Beekman, not this one.

Garth
Garth on November 10, 2017 at 6:41 am

I’m quite sure I saw “The Last Wave” at this theatre (it premiered here and at The Paramount). However I recall no details about that original location.

tone10029
tone10029 on January 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

I remember going to this theatre when it was the New York Twin.Summer of 1979 I saw Rocky II there.Summer of 1984 I saw Ghostbusters and summer of 1985 saw Back to the Future.Great theatre.

mharmon999
mharmon999 on June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

This theatre used to be called Loews New York Twin, saw a number of films there, 1st film I saw at this one was Ghostbusters in 1984!

ReddHeddJedd
ReddHeddJedd on February 24, 2014 at 10:18 pm

So the question is, is the Theatre open or not ?

SethLewis
SethLewis on October 28, 2013 at 2:28 am

The East Side needs these screens badly…the layout and raking is old school and a new build would probably have squeezed three screens in…not for the better Nice memories of seeing Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase and The First Family back to back…ET (with simultaneous Portuguese translation behind me)…Rainman…Internal Affairs

SeaBassTian
SeaBassTian on September 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Not sure who owned this theater when I caught Art School Confidential there in ‘06. But the projector broke right in the middle of the film. A barely articulate girl made an announcement that we were all entitled to refunds as long as we still had our stubs. I did, always keep 'em! Handled okay but gave me impression it was amateur night.

ReddHeddJedd
ReddHeddJedd on August 24, 2011 at 11:25 am

I worked at the NY Twin from 86-87, it was a great theatre and have alotta great memories there !

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Loew’s New York Twin opened on March 2, 1979 With “Norma Rae” and “Fast Break”.

TPH
TPH on March 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

Is City Cinemas squelching on the adverstising budget? Did not see a listing for these screens in last Friday' NY Times movie clock.

TPH
TPH on December 18, 2009 at 8:53 am

I assume that as long as City Cinemas does not own the real estate there is a better chance for this exhibition arrangement with the landlord to succeed without fear that these theatres would be demolished.

I do have to agree with KingBiscuits that these screens lack a first-run flair, but at the end, it’s all in the product.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 28, 2009 at 4:18 am

One of the 2 movies now here “Inglorious” has been shown here since its original run began at the Ziegfeld,so it has lasted a long time! It is great that the theater is open and people can enjoy the movies here. I didn’t see “Inglorious” but the other movie, “My One and Only” is excellent.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on September 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Why do I get the idea that this theatre is a glorified second run house?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Article about City Cinemas becoming new movie operator:
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fanoffilm
fanoffilm on August 24, 2009 at 11:30 pm

The projectionist union is picketing the Beekman and the Paris theaters.

fanoffilm
fanoffilm on August 18, 2009 at 7:05 am

I was told by the staff that The beekman and the Paris have been signed over to City Cinemas.

Kieranx
Kieranx on January 29, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I remember going to see a lot of invited only sneak previews here (A Dry White Season, Sleepless in Seattle, First Wives Club).

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Theater is run by Jacobs ent that also runs the Paris theater.Top notch in NY.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on January 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm

The theatre opened on March 9th, 1979 with the opening engagements being Norma Rae and Fast Break (the basketball film with Kotter as the team’s coach).