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Am gutted to read it has closed. I loved a block away from it in college and was a frequent patron of their double-features and loved when one of their “cinema cats” would sit on my lap.
Article about Netflix and The Paris:
Theater 2 is a nice size. The rest are tiny.
Just because Village East is legally protected doesn’t mean it has to remain a cinema.
It is only a matter of time before the other two close, imo.
Willem Dafoe wasn’t in The Keep.
Some of us like a poorly raked theater, reminds me of my youth. Place was never full enough to be an issue, no wonder it closed.
One of my favorite theaters in the city. I will miss it immensely.
Am upset that this closed, despite it feeling inevitable. Saw many great films here but my most-cherished memory was the recent 4K restoration of Howard’s End. It was so beautiful. Another real loss for the cinephile community.
My heart can’t take any more theater closings.
It’ll happen. What NYU wants, NYU gets. Damn shame. There’s nothing special about the Kip’s Bay AMC but it is close to my work so I go there often.
While the Talbot name is legendary in NYC cinema history, I am not sad to see this theater go. It was dingy, musty, uncomfortable, and full of snoring patrons. They also don’t show anything not screening elsewhere, despite the hype they get for their indie screenings. While it is sad to see another theater close, and I doubt the owners will re-open it after construction, this one was past due, imo.
Am not a fan of reserved seating, especially at a place like the Paris. For one, it slows the ticket line down. As well, I like to sit in the balcony but sometimes the older patrons here doze off and snore so then I move downstairs.
Dunkirk in 70mm at Village East was quite impressive.
Bummer. I always liked the Sunshine and wish they’d been able to get that food/booze license.
Walked by here yesterday. Sad to see it just sitting empty. If they weren’t going to repurpose or demolish the building, why void the lease? They could still be showing movies!
1995-02-03 … IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (4) (DTS)
Who would’ve ever guessed then that John Carpenter would perform live music in the same venue and even perform that very score?
What’s gonna happen to this place now that American Apparel has gone belly-up? I hope whoever moves in next restores the marquee.
The quest to relocate the Brooklyn Heights Cinema appears to be over. An interview with the owner gives a nice history of the place but states that his aim to re-open has been dashed by NYC’s insane real estate costs:
In NYC terms, they most definitely are.
Saw Pulp Fiction in theater two, upstairs. And most of the Star Wars re-releases in theater one. Both rooms had issues with sound and obstructed views but it was still a cool place and I miss seeing movies there. Maybe someone can save it?
Not a day goes by where I don’t miss the Ziegfeld.
4K restoration of Howard’s End at The Paris looks and sounds amazing! Go see it there!
Kinda depressing when you consider how many of these gems have either been shuttered, demolished, or repurposed.
The Park Theatre has been open continuously since 1921 according the concession operator I spoke to there the other night. Went for the 7pm screening of Star Trek Beyond. Love this theatre, a true Cinema Treasure: as old-school as it gets!