Quad Cinema

34 W. 13th Street,
New York, NY 10011

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Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on October 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm

Just a few days shy of its 50th birthday.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 3, 2022 at 6:10 am

Photos of the Quad’s 2017 makeover can be found in an article in The Hollywood Reporter. View here

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 3, 2022 at 5:50 am

Maurice Kanbar, who died at age 93, finally had an obituary in The New York Times, published in the printed edition of Sunday, October 2nd. In addition to his building the Quad, Kanbar is also credited with numerous other innovations, including Skyy vodka, claimed to be a hang-over free product.

stevenj on August 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm

Maurice Kanbar, who opened the Quad in 1972, died in San Francisco Aug 20, 2022.

“A longtime supporter of the arts, Kanbar - who founded the Quad, the first multiplex movie house in New York - has donated more than $10 million to endow the Kanbar Institute of Undergraduate Film and Television at New York University.”

SFGate article on Kanbar:

Maurice Kanbar

ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Please update previous owners: Golden and City Cinemas. Lesser Theatre Services is a film booking company and never own this theatre at all.

mhvbear on March 5, 2021 at 8:13 am

Received email today that the Quad is re-opening today March 5th. Showtimes and reservations available on Fandango.

ridethectrain on March 4, 2021 at 9:19 am

Grand Opening ad as Landmark Theatres Quad just uploaded

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 14, 2020 at 6:35 pm

Cohen Media Channel streams films. They own the lease on this location.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on November 14, 2020 at 9:32 am

Has the Quad Cinema ever considered an “on-line streaming” program, like the Film Forum to bring in some much-needed funds?

robboehm on November 14, 2020 at 9:27 am

Just saying the pandemic in general will be responsible for the closure of many theatres period. Local ordinances may also be too restrictive, such as New York’s, to overcome.

robboehm on November 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm

So, under Gov. Cuomo’s edict of 25% of capacity with a maximum of 50 persons per screen, we’re talking 25, 27, 26, 24 for a total of 102. No way can movie theatres survive.

ridethectrain on November 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Please update, total seats 430

Screen Count
Auditorium Q 101
Auditorium U 118
Auditorium A 114
Auditorium D 97

Total 430

ridethectrain on October 6, 2020 at 11:43 pm

please update, Landmark Quad Cinema. Theatre now in Landmark app

ridethectrain on November 4, 2019 at 11:40 pm

Please update, theatre open October 18, 1972

DavidZornig on May 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

The full line-up of June films at the Quad.


rcdt55b on April 12, 2019 at 11:53 am

Cohen bought the Landmark chain a few months ago. The main change will be that the Landmark people will be booking the Quad Cinema starting around June. They will continue with rep titles, just not as many.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on April 12, 2019 at 11:48 am

When you say soon to be a “Landmark Theatre”, does this mean the Quad is being taken over by a “national chain” ? If so will the type of films they present (independent, foriegn etc.) change in any way or will they continue with this type of films as they have in the past?

rcdt55b on April 12, 2019 at 11:37 am

Yes, but still owned by Charles Cohen.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 12, 2019 at 11:34 am

This will soon be a Landmark Theatre.


robboehm on February 22, 2019 at 11:43 am

Don’t forget the need for Valet parking, too.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on February 22, 2019 at 6:12 am

At least one New Yorker has been driven bonkers by the lack of coat-checking facilities at the Quad Cinema and all other movie theatres throughout the metropolitan area. The full text of his rant in Time Out New York magazine can be read here

rcdt55b on November 30, 2018 at 12:33 pm

He has complained for years. Yes, even when nothing was running in said theaters.

stang119 on November 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

I’ve just downloaded 2 pictures of the new interior of one of the auditoriums

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.

bigjoe59 on April 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm


to AL A. thanks for your info as to this theater’s porn period. i had a feeling it was before i starting coming here which turned out to be the case. from 1978’S “Nighthawks” to “G.B.F.” which opened Jan. 2014 i never noticed anything “seedy” about the Quad.

but then again the N Y Post is a very negative newspaper so I shouldn’t be surprised they painted a negative picture of the Quad. till the last time i went Jan. 2014 i found the auditoriums, lobby and
men’s room to be well maintained and clean. i always found the staff to be courteous as well.

so the N Y Post’s article making it seem as if the place was worn out, run down, etc… prior to closing for renovation is in my view simply not true.