Paris Theatre

4 W. 58th Street,
New York, NY 10019

Unfavorite 56 people favorited this theater

Showing 1 - 25 of 376 comments

markp
markp on August 17, 2021 at 7:32 am

To help answer the question about 70MM, yes, the equipment is there for 70MM now. The one projector is the original Paris projector and a second similar one has been brought in. All sound amps etc are all installed. The only thing holding it back now is the lack of reels to mount the film onto. There are only 2 in the booth. We barely have enough reels for 35MM. These items are rare since everyone converted to digital about 10 years ago. All old equipment was sold for scrap.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 14, 2021 at 10:04 pm

I saw Hamlet in 70mm at the Paris.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

YES, it had 70MM< When Loews had the Paris (aka Fine Arts) showed Howards End, Remain of the Days and Hamlet in 70MM 6 Track Dolby Stereo

Antoine Doinel
Antoine Doinel on August 11, 2021 at 10:20 am

Is it really true that the Paris is being equipped to project 70mm?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 7, 2021 at 11:04 am

I sit in the balcony & have not had a problem with subtitles. Is there news about the Cinema I & II? for those interested, the Paris has now begun showing “Waiting for the Forty Year Version” in 35mm and a series of 31 classic films that premiered at the Paris!

Joseph Angier
Joseph Angier on August 7, 2021 at 11:03 am

The Paris Theatre is the last one standing among the dozens of Times Square and east-side arthouses in which I spent my teens, twenties, and thirties. (There’s still the remains of what was the Cinema I and II, but those are soon to be history.) Forgive me, but I have to add one discordant note: Out of all those theaters that showed the latest foreign films, the Paris had the worst sightlines for reading subtitles (and I’m 6'2")

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 1, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Yes, I think Call Me By Your Name was the longest running movie in recent years.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 1, 2021 at 3:18 pm

Hello- what is the longest running film to play here in recent years? I say its Call Me By Your Name which opened Thanksgiving week 2017 and played till the first week of April 2018.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 1, 2021 at 1:24 am

Interesting article in todays Daily News: https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-paris-theater-reopening-netflix-20210731-w5e6gy24bna7vkuhdgv2oxw7si-story.html

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 1, 2021 at 10:05 am

(from Paris email) Special event day & new movie: PARIS THEATER SHOWTIMES THROUGH APRIL 10:

Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1: The Trial of the Chicago 7, 12:00, 3:30, 6:40, and 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Friday, April 2 through Friday, April 9: Mank, 12:00, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Saturday, April 10: GoodFellas introduced by Glenn Kenny, 12:00 p.m. In 35mm. The White Tiger, followed by conversation with Ramin Bahrani, 3:30 p.m. DCP. Chop Shop, introduced by Ramin Bahrani, 7:15 p.m. In 35mm, Mank, 9:30 p.m. In 35mm.

Free popcorn and beverages served at all shows at the Paris

we are excited to announce our first filmmaker event, a day devoted to Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed Iranian-American New York City-based writer/director, who is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for The White Tiger. We will kick things off on Saturday, April 10, at noon with a 35mm screening of Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, selected by Bahrani as a key influence on his work (see below). GoodFellas will be introduced by film critic Glenn Kenny, author of the new book Made Men: The Story of GoodFellas. A book signing with Kenny follows the screening. At 3:30 p.m., we will show The White Tiger, followed by a conversation with Bahrani. The White Tiger follows the epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap, and is based on Aravind Adiga’s New York Times best seller & Man Booker Prize-winning novel. And at 7:15 p.m., we will show Bahrani’s 2007 critically acclaimed Chop Shop, a deeply engrossing film set in a ramshackle neighborhood amidst the auto repair shops of Willets Point, Queens.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 27, 2021 at 7:44 am

The website states the next feature, Mank, will also be shown in 35mm. Paris Theatre email stated that today Saturday & tomorrow there will be one screening, 3:30 PM each day, of Dog Day Afternoon, also in 35mm. Email stated that Dog Dog Afternoon (1975) was one of the films that inspired The Trial of the Chicago’s 7 author/writer Sorkin.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 27, 2021 at 1:37 am

According to the Paris Theatre website, the Trial of Chicago 7 is being shown in 35MM film

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 16, 2021 at 4:13 pm

Please update previous operator: Cinema 5 and Cineplex Odeon. Cineplex Odeon operated it very briefly in 1987, but was given to City Cinemas due to anti trust laws.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm

Paris theatre reopening March 19 as per New York Times ad Mank. Ad in pictures section

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 28, 2020 at 6:49 am

Hopefully it reopens soon.

markp
markp on May 31, 2020 at 4:29 pm

Regarding 70MM, before this shut down, the projection room was being renovated to reel to reel projectors for 35MM and 70MM. The platter system will be removed.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on February 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm

Hello-

to Howard B. thanks for your reply. for me more advertising doesn’t make a theater “better maintained”. so I would greatly appreciate it if xbs2034 could reply as to their meaning of “better maintained then in the City Cinemas days”. for me the Paris has always been the best maintained movie theater in Manhattan so I am intrigued as to what exactly xbs2034 meant.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

I’ve been seeing movies at the Paris every other month or so for many years. City Cinemas closed the Paris for a couple weeks in 2007 prior to Victoria and Abdul, and reupholstered chairs. The Paris looked very good in all functional aspects to me then. With Netflix, the changes that I saw were exterior: front doors papered over with movie promotion, windows above marquee also so. And, Netflix put movie “stills” in the lobby’s horizontal poster case, a practice that for the most part had not been done in many years at the Paris. So, in those aspects, Netflix added some razzle dazzle to the Paris. I didn’t scrutinize the difference in concession offerings. There was no difference in the Mens restroom which has always been fine. Netflix also upgraded the digital projection from 2k to 4k as to DCPs. City Cinemas had installed 7.1 surround, which is what Netflix also has used at the theater, but the surround sound did seem better after Netflix tookover.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on January 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Hello-

to xbs2034- prior to its August 2019 closing i thought theater was always well maintained, helpful staff, clean men’s room etc…… baring this in mind could you please be specific as to what you mean by “looked to be better maintained than its City Cinemas days”?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 22, 2020 at 10:39 pm

Yes, the Paris is selling refreshments.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 22, 2020 at 10:36 pm

Does the Paris still selling refreshments since Netflix is the running the theatre? I remember prior to Loews taking control, the theatre didn’t sell refreshments.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 19, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Tuesday, Jan 21, are the only screenings of The Irishman which are at 10 AM & 8 PM. After Jan 21, the films mentioned above but not The Irishman, are listed thru the end of the month.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on January 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

I saw the animated feature nominee Klaus today, my first visit to the theater since the reopening.

Looked to be better maintained than its City Cinemas days, though sadly just a few people there. The ushers did mention Netflix plans to do renovations starting in March, so maybe there will be more advertising for the theater after that.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 17, 2020 at 7:06 am

From today thru Tuesday, in addition to Marriage Story and The Two Popes, Netflix is showing docus The Edge of Democracy (today) and American Factory (Saturday & Sunday) & for the 1st time, animated films Klaus (today, Sunday, Monday) & I Lost My Body (Saturday, Monday)These Netflix films are all Oscar nominated. Netflix has more Oscar nominations this year than any other studio. Check Fandango for times.