7 Ludlow Street,
New York, NY 10002

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Metrograph (Official)

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Architects: Margulies Hoelzli

Functions: Movies (Classic), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent), Movies (Revival)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 212.660.0312

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Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side just around the corner from the former Loew’s Canal Theatre and facing the side of its auditorium. The Metrograph opened March 2, 2016 in a converted former food-packing warehouse building. Opening night guests included Dustin Hoffman, Willem Defoe, John Waters, Jim Jarmusch and Sophia Coppola. Seating in Screen 1 is provided for 143 seats in the orchestra level and 23 seats in the balcony level. Screen 2 has 46 seats on a single floor. The Metrograph is equipped to screen 16mm, & 35mm films as well as digital projection and 3D. Upstairs is a 72-seat restaurant which has a licenced bar. There is also a film-focused bookstore and a café-lounge.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

vladding on March 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

Saw Taxi Driver in 35mm on opening day. A welcome addition to the arthouse theaters in NYC. Beautiful wooden seats and a coziness and intimacy akin to a golden era. I can only imagine this place will become even more personalized and the opening spring 2016 program hints at so many interesting and exclusive events and screenings to come.

HowardBHaas on March 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

Screens 30 feet and 20 feet wide according to this article

RHETT52 on March 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

The atmosphere looks dark and seats uncomfortable and the admission price is a standard NYC high. I like that they show 35MM, I’ll try it out and hope it’s a good bet.

cmbussmann on June 28, 2016 at 9:59 am

Metrograph is great! Especially the balcony! Went to see House Of Traps (1982) and had a blast. Place is bit twee but I like their programs and am thus far quite satisfied.

Antoine Doinel
Antoine Doinel on November 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Nice restaurant, but the cinemas themselves have the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in, and they also have bad acoustics because of plain brick walls. But hey, it’s trendy.

ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 1:10 pm

Please update nearby theatre: Regal Essex Crossing

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on April 19, 2023 at 6:19 am

A gala screening of “Somewhere in Queens,” which marks Ray Romano’s directorial debut, was held on Monday night. Details here

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