Quad Cinema

34 W. 13th Street,
New York, NY 10011

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: City Cinemas

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

Previous Names: Landmark Quad Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 212.255.2243

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News About This Theater

Re-Opening ad April 14 after a soft opening the week before.

Opened on October 18, 1972, the 500-seat art house Quad Cinema was Manhattan’s first four-screen theatre and is now one of the oldest independent theaters in the city. It still remains a vibrant center for art house films. It was taken over by Landmark Theatres.

It was closed in May 2015 for renovation and reopened April 7, 2017.

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Recent comments (view all 104 comments)

robboehm on November 15, 2020 at 4:27 am

Just saying the pandemic in general will be responsible for the closure of many theatres period. Local ordinances may also be too restrictive, such as New York’s, to overcome.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on November 15, 2020 at 4:32 am

Has the Quad Cinema ever considered an “on-line streaming” program, like the Film Forum to bring in some much-needed funds?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 15, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Cohen Media Channel streams films. They own the lease on this location.

ridethectrain on March 5, 2021 at 4:19 am

Grand Opening ad as Landmark Theatres Quad just uploaded

mhvbear on March 6, 2021 at 3:13 am

Received email today that the Quad is re-opening today March 5th. Showtimes and reservations available on Fandango.

ridethectrain on March 17, 2021 at 7:08 am

Please update previous owners: Golden and City Cinemas. Lesser Theatre Services is a film booking company and never own this theatre at all.

stevenj on August 29, 2022 at 6:35 am

Maurice Kanbar, who opened the Quad in 1972, died in San Francisco Aug 20, 2022.

“A longtime supporter of the arts, Kanbar - who founded the Quad, the first multiplex movie house in New York - has donated more than $10 million to endow the Kanbar Institute of Undergraduate Film and Television at New York University.”

SFGate article on Kanbar:

Maurice Kanbar

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 3, 2022 at 11:50 pm

Maurice Kanbar, who died at age 93, finally had an obituary in The New York Times, published in the printed edition of Sunday, October 2nd. In addition to his building the Quad, Kanbar is also credited with numerous other innovations, including Skyy vodka, claimed to be a hang-over free product.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 4, 2022 at 12:10 am

Photos of the Quad’s 2017 makeover can be found in an article in The Hollywood Reporter. View here

Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on October 10, 2022 at 3:07 pm

Just a few days shy of its 50th birthday.

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