Beekman Theatre

1271 Second Avenue,
New York, NY 10065

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hdtv267 on February 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

Search engines are your friend… :P

ReddHeddJedd on February 25, 2014 at 1:18 am

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

SethLewis on October 28, 2013 at 5:28 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 on September 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

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 on August 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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 5:58 pm

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

TPH on March 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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

TPH on December 18, 2009 at 11:53 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 on September 28, 2009 at 7:18 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 on September 28, 2009 at 2:02 am

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

HowardBHaas on September 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Article about City Cinemas becoming new movie operator:
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fanoffilm on August 25, 2009 at 2:30 am

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

fanoffilm on August 18, 2009 at 10:05 am

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

Kieranx on January 29, 2009 at 8:47 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 on January 16, 2009 at 1:03 am

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

KingBiscuits on January 16, 2009 at 12:56 am

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).

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm

There’s a small ad in today’s NY Times: “Beekman Theatre”.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 17, 2008 at 3:37 pm

What name does this theatre use when advertising in the New York Times, Village Voice, and other newspapers?

dave-bronx™ on December 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm

According to davebazooka’s photo of 12/10/08 the sign currently reads Beekman Theatre One Two. Just omit the word ‘theatre’ and title the page ‘Beekman One Two’ – it would still be accurate, yet distinct from the real Beekman.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Generally an open theatre should be listed here with its current name. Could CinemaTreasures edit the Description to point out this issue and include a link to the older demolished Beekman theatre?

dave-bronx™ on December 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I think the title of this page should have remained ‘Beekman One & Two’ or ‘Beekman 1 & 2’ or ‘Beekman I & II’ (or ‘Beekman Twin’ or Beekman Uno y Dos, for that matter), regardless what the sign says. We need to differentiate this theatre from the actual Beekman that was demolished. The existence of that beloved theatre is still fresh in everyone’s mind, and will be for quite some time into the future.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Thanks! and the same to you. Right now I’m in full year-end-Oscar-hopeful-movie-seeing mode. Tonight is “The Wrestler” if it’s not sold out (Sunshine Cinemas). And tomorrow, “Che”, all 4 ½ hours of it. Al posted a good review of it on the Ziegfeld page.