34 W. 13th Street,
34 W. 13th Street,New York, NY 10011
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Just a few days shy of its 50th birthday.
Photos of the Quad’s 2017 makeover can be found in an article in The Hollywood Reporter. View here
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.
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:
Please update previous owners: Golden and City Cinemas. Lesser Theatre Services is a film booking company and never own this theatre at all.
Received email today that the Quad is re-opening today March 5th. Showtimes and reservations available on Fandango.
Grand Opening ad as Landmark Theatres Quad just uploaded
Cohen Media Channel streams films. They own the lease on this location.
Has the Quad Cinema ever considered an “on-line streaming” program, like the Film Forum to bring in some much-needed funds?
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.
So, under Gov. Cuomo’s edict of 25% of capacity with a maximum of 50 persons per screen, we’re talking 25, 27, 26, 24 for a total of 102. No way can movie theatres survive.
Please update, total seats 430
Auditorium Q 101
Auditorium U 118
Auditorium A 114
Auditorium D 97
please update, Landmark Quad Cinema. Theatre now in Landmark app
Please update, theatre open October 18, 1972
The full line-up of June films at the Quad.
Cohen bought the Landmark chain a few months ago. The main change will be that the Landmark people will be booking the Quad Cinema starting around June. They will continue with rep titles, just not as many.
When you say soon to be a “Landmark Theatre”, does this mean the Quad is being taken over by a “national chain” ? If so will the type of films they present (independent, foriegn etc.) change in any way or will they continue with this type of films as they have in the past?
Yes, but still owned by Charles Cohen.
This will soon be a Landmark Theatre.
Don’t forget the need for Valet parking, too.
At least one New Yorker has been driven bonkers by the lack of coat-checking facilities at the Quad Cinema and all other movie theatres throughout the metropolitan area. The full text of his rant in Time Out New York magazine can be read here
He has complained for years. Yes, even when nothing was running in said theaters.
Interesting story in the Post this morning. The tenants association for the residential floors above the theater have filed an action against The Quad for violating their lease in regards to residents being disturbed by the new sound systems installed during the recent renovation. The theater has cut way back on the subs and lowered the overall volume.
This seemed to quell most of the complaints but there is always somebody who can not be satisfied, in this case someone living two floors above two of the auditoriums. It seems that not only the sound but the HVAC as well have been cited as a cause for this action. The article did point out that some of the complaints have been made during periods when there was no movie running and others when the theater was closed and the HVAC off.
I’ve just downloaded 2 pictures of the new interior of one of the auditoriums
NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.