Beekman Theatre

1254 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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KingBiscuits on August 16, 2008 at 11:47 pm

And Al: on your list, I believe that The Mystery Of Kaspar Hauser and Every Man For Himself and God Against All is the same film but a different title. Both were used for Werner Herzog’s fantastic film now known in the US as The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser.

KingBiscuits on August 16, 2008 at 11:38 pm

I remember that the theatre also appeared in Woody’s Crimes and Misdemeanors. Buster (the Phil Collins film where he’s a train robber) was on the marquee.

edblank on May 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Beautiful theater. One of the real losses among the art houses.

Astyanax on January 12, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Although a sumptuous showplace, few among the roster of films listed during the theater’s last five years were especially edgy or cutting edge, and paled in comparison to the distinguished bookings of the 60’s & 70’s. Shrek 2 could be seen in dozens of multiplexes, but movies like In the Mood were fewer and far between.

owenspierre81 on January 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm

To the wonderful BEEKMAN, thank you for 53 magnificent years

R.I.P. BEEKMAN 1952-2005

owenspierre81 on January 11, 2008 at 9:22 pm

BEEKMAN 1st-run movie list from late 2001-2005

11/30/01- Behind Enemy Lines
12/21/01- A Beautiful Mind
5/3/02- Hollywood Ending
5/17/02- About A Boy
6/21/02- Minority Report
TBA 2002- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
8/9/02- The Good Girl
9/20/02- The Banger Sisters
10/25/02- The Truth About Charlie
11/22/02- The Emperor’s Club
12/19/02- Antwone Fisher
1/31/03- The Guru
2/21/03- The Life of David Gale
4/25/03- It Runs in the Family
5/16/03- Down with Love
6/13/03- Hollywood Homicide
7/2/03- Swimming Pool
7/25/03- Seabiscuit
8/20/03- Thirteen
9/26/03- Under the Tuscan Sun
10/24/03- Radio
11/26/03- In America
12/19/03- Calendar Girls
2/6/04- The Dreamers
3/12/04- Secret Window
4/16/04- Connie and Carla
4/30/04- Godsend
5/19/04- Shrek 2
6/18/04- The Terminal
7/16/04- De-Lovely
8/6/04- Collateral
9/17/04- Wimbledon
10/22/04- I Heart Huckabees
11/12/04- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
12/25/04- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
1/14/05- In Good Company
3/18/05- Melinda and Melinda
4/22/05- The Interpreter

bazookadave on December 15, 2007 at 11:44 am

Very welcome, Michael!


NativeForestHiller on December 15, 2007 at 11:40 am

Hi Dave, Thank you very much for preserving the door-pulls of the Beekman Theater, which was touched by so many. I commend you for reusing it as a centerpiece. Thanks for sharing!

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bazookadave on December 15, 2007 at 11:03 am

Thanks for that photo of a wonderful old lost nabe moviehouse. I love that one set of those door-pulls visible in the image are now in my living room on the trunk I use as a coffee table:

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They are just too enormous and heavy to put onto a piece of furniture like a TV armoire. Their weight would either pull the armoire over or tear the doors right off.

br91975 on November 28, 2007 at 11:45 am

According to an article in the November 2007 issue of New York Construction, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Breast Imaging Center being built on the block where the Beekman once stood will house “imaging and radiology, diagnostic and testing, medical and surgical oncology, infusion and chemotherapy, psycho-social programs, mechanical and environmental services and ground-floor retail.” Somehow I think it’s safe to presume that the “ground-floor retail” won’t include a movie theatre of any type to replace a certain beloved and now-lost neighborhood cinema…

cinepaul on October 6, 2007 at 10:39 am

In the late summer of 1972, the Beekman hosted a festival of New York Times' “10 Best Films of the Year” for the previous 10 years or so. I saw “Blow-Up”, “8 ½”, “Belle de Jour” and a documentary on women’s roller derby (yes!) called “Derby” – which I guess Vincent Canby had liked a lot!

NativeForestHiller on July 23, 2007 at 9:53 am

All this for a breast & imaging center that could have opened elsewhere. The next thing we know, they’ll buy up every space on the Upper East Side. The Beekman should have been landmarked, but Chairman Robert Tierney is lackadaisical & tardy as usual. Shame on all the culprits!

Forrest136 on July 23, 2007 at 9:41 am

The Beekman 1 and 2 is no longerr listed on the Clearview Site!

Forrest136 on July 10, 2007 at 4:44 am

Oh Oh The Beekman 1 and 2 across the street from this thaetre is now “CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS” . Is this also going to be shuttered?

bazookadave on March 19, 2007 at 8:11 am

At least they left the sidewalk trees intact. Probably city property.

bazookadave on March 19, 2007 at 8:09 am

On St. Patrick’s Day 2007 I went by the site of the erstwhile Beekman and took 3 pictures of the new construction. I was cynical and all set to find a placard advertising the new center plus a luxury tower above it, but looks like it will be a purely medical facility after all.

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dave-bronx™ on August 27, 2006 at 12:12 am

BTW, these are probably the signs from the marquee, since the one from above the windows apparently went down with the ship…

Forrest136 on August 27, 2006 at 12:12 am

PINK seems to be the in color! lol

dave-bronx™ on August 27, 2006 at 12:09 am

Yes, it appears that they changes the white neon tubing to [gasp!] pink (and I thought Cineplex was dead).

Forrest136 on August 26, 2006 at 11:51 pm

Are the neon Beekman signs actually lit up on each side of the theatre screen?

dave-bronx™ on August 26, 2006 at 11:42 pm

A friend recently went to that wonderful vacation-spot, the Isle of Long, and when she returned brought me a brochure from the Greenport Theatre. Looking through it, lo and behold, was a picture of an auditorium with the Beekman marquee signatures hanging on the wall. While I personally feel they would look much better hanging on the front of the New York Twin, I guess we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth – at least SOMETHING was saved and used SOMEWHERE. I scanned the photo and put it on my photobucket page
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There are a few photos of the actual Beekman there also that were taken by davebazooka, I hope he doesn’t mind.

BrooklynJim on July 25, 2006 at 11:44 am

Just clicked on the Beekman as CT’s featured theater and was sorry to learn that it had been demolished. Back in ‘71, a college buddy and I caught that strange and offbeat little movie starring singers James Taylor and Dennis Wilson, “Two-Lane Blacktop.” I’m also reasonably certain I saw “The Exorcist” there as well.

In the late ‘90s in North Hollywood, the still very trim and attractive star of that latter movie provided an 8x10 glossy of a scene from that film and signed the following autograph for my (late) son, already a movie critic at age 15 for his high school paper:

“Dear Greg,
You make my head spin!
Love, Linda Blair”

Greg’s smile of appreciation lit up the room.

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Ed Solero on July 18, 2006 at 7:35 am

Retired to the suburbs, like so many other Manhattanites!