Beekman Theatre

1271 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10065

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m00se1111 on August 30, 2023 at 5:11 am

yes, the theatre is available for lease…

ridethectrain on August 29, 2023 at 10:28 pm

That the side store for rent, not the movie theater

DavidZornig on August 28, 2023 at 11:37 pm

Google street view from October 2022 shows the marquee still there. Here is a realty listing for the space.

naetron on August 27, 2023 at 10:20 pm

I loved going to this theater. The design with chrome-bedecked escalators bringing you to two separate basement lobbies with two separate (but adjacent) concession stands was incredible to me. Somehow, having gone there at least a dozen times during my time in the city, I only saw one movie in the righthand, smaller theater. The decor reminded me somehow of a chic department store in the 80’s. So sad when it closed.

ridethectrain on July 9, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Please update, theatre closed August 27, 2019 and rename either Beekman One and Two. This was the last twin that kept two seperate entrances.

cmbussmann on September 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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.

curmudgeon on September 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Judging by the photo’s there seemed very littl rake for seating which must have resulted in bad sight-lines for busy screenings. Appears screen curtains were not a feature of this twin as well. Another sad loss, but nowhere near the tragedy of The Paris closure.

cmbussmann on September 5, 2019 at 9:28 am

One of my favorite theaters in the city. I will miss it immensely.

ridethectrain on August 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm

City Cinemas took control the same day with the Paris over 10 years ago. In the 1980 to at least 1990, when it was the New York Twin it showed 70MM 6 track presentations on a regular. On Christmas 1988 there was a line around the corner seeing Rain Man. I was at the old Beekman theatre seeing Talk Radio.

The bad thing if you filled up 432 people, the sightlines are bad. The person in front, there head might partially block the movie. Also limited knee space.

I saw Maiden on a Saturday evening at 5PM. Only 40 people. Another patron said to someone it never crowded on the weekends.

I recently posted pictures of the theatre.

fred1 on August 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

This theater should be listed as closed.

SethLewis on August 28, 2019 at 8:33 am

The Beekman under its current guise had some important openings as the Loews NY Twin – Norma Rae as opening attraction, ET day dating with Movieland and Bay Cinema, Rainman daydating with Astor Plaza, Bertolucci’s La Luna day dating with 57thSt Playhouse…it would be a shame for the UES to be further underscreened

HowardBHaas on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

Today, City Cinemas website does not list this theater (or the Paris). Yesterday at this theater, “Blinded by the Light” and “The Farewell” were splitting a screen (different times). “After the Wedding” was being shown on the other screen. At 10 AM this morning was listed “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” but I am not sure that screening will take place. I do not know whether or not this theater will go to a different theater operator or whether it will not reopen.

HowardBHaas on August 28, 2019 at 5:56 am

Seth, thanks for your post! Yesterday morning when I woke, I read it & checked the Paris Theatre website because it is the same landlord as this theater. It looked like yesterday might be the last day for City Cinemas showing movies at the Paris. So though I am in Philly, I went to the Paris because I have been going there for many years to see movies and wished to be there considering news reports earlier this summer that it might be forever closing.

SethLewis on August 27, 2019 at 5:05 am

Is this going through a refurb at the end of the week or God forbid closing…Can imagine hard to stadium but possible to rake a bit better and add recliners

Joseph Angier
Joseph Angier on July 10, 2018 at 7:46 am

Trivia question: I think (but I’m not sure) that he high-rise that these theaters are located in is where the Jill Clayburgh character lived in “An Unmarried Woman”

ridethectrain on February 13, 2018 at 5:18 pm

The theatre still has it own concession and restrooms. This location was like the old Cinema 1 and 2 were you can’t theatre hop. The carpeting still has it original NY2 or NY1 on the rug. For today’s movie going enjoyment, the seats are tight and not as comfortable.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

Garth, “THE LAST WAVE” opened at the original single screen Beekman, not this one.

Garth on November 10, 2017 at 8:41 am

I’m quite sure I saw “The Last Wave” at this theatre (it premiered here and at The Paramount). However I recall no details about that original location.

tone10029 on January 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm

I remember going to this theatre when it was the New York Twin.Summer of 1979 I saw Rocky II there.Summer of 1984 I saw Ghostbusters and summer of 1985 saw Back to the Future.Great theatre.

mharmon999 on June 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

This theatre used to be called Loews New York Twin, saw a number of films there, 1st film I saw at this one was Ghostbusters in 1984!

ReddHeddJedd on February 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

So the question is, is the Theatre open or not ?

SethLewis on October 28, 2013 at 4:28 am

The East Side needs these screens badly…the layout and raking is old school and a new build would probably have squeezed three screens in…not for the better Nice memories of seeing Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase and The First Family back to back…ET (with simultaneous Portuguese translation behind me)…Rainman…Internal Affairs

SeaBassTian on September 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

Not sure who owned this theater when I caught Art School Confidential there in ‘06. But the projector broke right in the middle of the film. A barely articulate girl made an announcement that we were all entitled to refunds as long as we still had our stubs. I did, always keep 'em! Handled okay but gave me impression it was amateur night.