Stories about NYC’s historical movie theaters closing down is nothing new by now, especially among those that are independently owned.
Paris Theater first opened its doors in 1948 and has been home to several movie premieres and screenings since then. Relatively small compared to City Cinemas other branches, Paris only has one screen available, which some might argue add to its cozy and intimate charm. Located on 58th Street, the theater resides in a building owned by Sheldon Solow, a developer who’s upcoming project is a 19-story condo tower at 7 West 57th Street, which conveniently shares the same land as the theater.
Currently, their website is selling tickets for Ron Howard’s documentary Pavarotti until June 27th, but no other screenings can be seen beyond that date. Although there’s been no official confirmation, sources at Deadline report that something drastic would have to happen in order for the theater to remain open, but as of now it seems more than likely that Paris’ run is almost over. Other than catching one of the last screenings of Pavarotti, NYC always has plenty of Broadway shows on offer and other indie cinemas for the true cinephiles out there!
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