Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

1886 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

Located at Broadway and W. 63rd Street. Opened on April 8, 1981, this below-ground facility, functional and uninspiring in appearance, became one of the finest art houses in Manhattan, showing the best in new foreign and independent films. Located on the west side of the city, almost directly across from the cultural hub of Lincoln Center, it was an indispensable mecca for the mega-legions of area cinephiles. It was expanded to six screens on October 23, 1992.

It was operated by Dan & Toby Talbot in association with France’s Gaumont chain for 36 years. Sadly Dan Talbot passed away on December 29, 2017. The Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed January 21, 2018. It is hoped after some structural work has been done a new operator will take over the cinema. The theatres space was still vacant in June 2019.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 17, 2021 at 9:13 am

Opening ad uploaded to photo section.

ridethectrain on January 17, 2021 at 11:52 am

Please update theater open April 5, 1981

bigjoe59 on January 17, 2021 at 11:59 am


since the space the theater occupied was build for that purpose when the apartment building its below was built. so what is the space being used for now?

moviebuff82 on January 18, 2021 at 4:11 am

I’m not sure bigjoe59, but this building is turning 40 in April. It was one of the first modern indie multiplex cinemas in the country and later on in its life competed against the Lincoln Square cinema with its share of indie movies that often premiered there and they still do although its still closed due to the pandemic that has affected the NYC cinemas since March of last year.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 18, 2021 at 6:30 am

The actual opening day was April 8, 1981.

br91975 on January 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

It’s still vacant, bigjoe59.

bigjoe59 on January 19, 2021 at 12:23 pm


thanks to br91975 for the info. when the theater closed Millstein properties the building owner said the closure was necessary because of “structural maintenance” had to be done to the building. if said “structural maintenance” has been done why hasn’t the theater reopened? in the say 3 years before the theater’s closure whenever I went it was always well attended. plus this theater had what might have been the best concession stand in the city.

ridethectrain on July 4, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Please update, theatre open on April 8, 1981, expanded to 6 screens on October 23, 1992.
Seating capacity: 1. 249 2. 179 3. 197 4. 90 5. 190 6. 150

m00se1111 on July 26, 2023 at 9:27 am

on all six screens? fascinating.

Sarah B
Sarah B on July 27, 2023 at 3:45 am

Yes, all 6 screens

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