Metro Theatre To Reopen As An Art House

posted by Ross Melnick on September 22, 2004 at 5:47 am

NEW YORK, NY — The recently shuttered Metro Twin has been taken over by a new tenant who plans to convert the Art Deco movie theater into an art house with wider screens and other upgrades, according to David Freeland in the New York Press.

According to his report, “A soon-to-be-named ‘celebrity operator’ has been hired to run the theater and scout out cutting-edge films from around the world. If all goes according to plan, the new Metro could be unveiled as early as November.”

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br91975 on September 22, 2004 at 7:06 am

As David Freeland wrote in his article, “For once, a New York theater story with a happy ending.” What SUPER news; that truly made my Wednesday… sometimes it’s great to be proven wrong and thankfully the neighborhood – and the city – won’t be losing this valuable landmark.

PeterApruzzese on September 22, 2004 at 8:57 am

I think I know what’s in the works for the Metro and its future is looking brighter than ever.

Pete Apruzzese
Director of Film Programming
Big Screen Classics at the Lafayette Theatre

RobertR on September 22, 2004 at 9:17 am

I’m hoping this will be a revival house. Am I the only one who is not thrilled with the way the Thalia is programmed?

srk1 on September 22, 2004 at 3:38 pm

FANTASTIC NEWS! Similarly, this makes my day.

br91975 on September 22, 2004 at 4:22 pm

To me, the new ‘Thalia’ isn’t even really the Thalia. Everything which made it unique was gutted away; the Thalia, as it currently exists, is, to me, just an ordinary performance space one could find in just about any other major city around the world.

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