5th Avenue Cinema
66 5th Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Rugoff & Becker
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: 5th Avenue Playhouse, Cinema de Paris
The 5th Avenue Playhouse was opened December 16, 1925. It was renamed Cinema de Paris on September 28, 1935. It was renamed 5th Avenue Cinema in 1954 when it was operated by Ragoff & Becker. A premiere art house in the Greenwich Village area of New York for many decades where the offerings were always synonymous with high quality. Satyajit Ray’s “Pather Panchali!” was introduced to New York moviegoers in this small venue. Pasolini’s “Accattone” had its first commercial run here. Closed in September 1974, the theatre building is now part of the New School for Social Research.
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