Cinema 1, 2 & 3 by Angelika

1001 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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Operated by: Angelica Film Center

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, City Cinemas, Rugoff & Becker

Architects: Abraham W. Geller, Benjamin Schlanger

Functions: Movies (First Run), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Cinema I & II, Cinema 1, 2, 3, City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2 and 3

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 212.753.0775

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15 - CI&II

Cinema I & II was opened on June 26, 1962 with Sophia Loren in “Boccacio ‘70” playing on both screens. The twin cinema was located two doors down from the now vanished Baronet & Coronet Theatre and a block away from the Crown Gotham Theatre. A 3rd screen was added on December 21, 1988 giving a total seating capacity of 987. In 2016 recliners seats were fitted and the seating capacity was reduced to 332.

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Recent comments (view all 355 comments)

markp on February 24, 2023 at 6:35 pm

Not enough palms greased????

bigjoe59 on February 25, 2023 at 3:02 am


I would love to know why the escalator was out of service
for almost 4 ½ years??? what reason could the management
of this theater give that would be at all credible???

DavidZornig on February 25, 2023 at 8:35 am

My guess is the cost to repair it is so high that they keep kicking the can down the road. If there is an alternate route that satisfies ADA requirements, it may be a long time unless the city leans on them.

m00se1111 on March 27, 2023 at 6:50 am

If I can make an off the wall suggestion…

Go to the theatre and try to find out what the problem was?

Can’t be good for ones mental and physical health obsessing over something for 4 ½ years.

bigjoe59 on March 27, 2023 at 3:07 pm


according to mOOse1111’s most recent post theaters should be allowed to have their escalators out of service for 4 ½ years. apparently that’s good customer relations.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 27, 2023 at 9:18 pm

Big Joe, you used to be so humble, it looks like you finally grew a pair…

m00se1111 on March 28, 2023 at 6:10 am

actually it’s m00se1111 please and I’m disappointed how my resolution was twisted around so.

I didn’t condone the issue with the escalator.

I merely suggested that as a consumer, if I had an issue with a business - I’d go to that business and ask someone in charge what the problem was. Not come to some online forum and stew over something for what was it 4 ½ years if going back over the history of this page is any indication.

However if that’s how you’ve chosen to interpret my suggestion, then you go right ahead and have a lovely day.

bigjoe59 on March 28, 2023 at 1:51 pm


since you asked per se. everytime I went to the Cinema ½/3 I did in fact ask the highest up managerial staff member I could find about the escalator and no one was ever able to give me a straight answer.

stevenj on May 7, 2023 at 11:52 am has added Searching For Mr Rugoff to it’s film base. If you have a public library/university card that is connected to you can watch the film Here

MSC77 on December 26, 2023 at 10:37 am

Fifty years ago today THE EXORCIST opened here. Cinema 1 was among only two-dozen cinemas in twenty-one North American markets to play the film at release launch.

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