New York City’s movie theaters include the AMC Empire 25, Angelika Film Center, Film Forum, IFC Center, Paris Theatre and more.
Commercial theaters screen formulaic Hollywood blockbusters. Independent cinemas screen much more interesting films. Drive-ins became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But we encourage you to consider NYC’s film presenters because they screen excellent films every day and are a New York thing that you won’t find in other American cities except maybe Hollywood.
New York City screenings regularly sell out, so buy tickets online or arrive at least 45 minutes early.
These independent cinemas occasionally screen Latin films.
Angelika Film Center, in Greenwich Village, is one of NYC’s leading independent movie theaters. Angelika…
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NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
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The Skyline Drive In is in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Queens Drive-In is in the New York Hall of Science parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.. The Uptown Drive-In is in the Yankee Stadium parking lot in Concourse, The Bronx.
New York City is a Motion Picture
Great human ideas often appear independently in two places at once, around the same time.
The first commercial movie screening was produced by the Lumiere brothers in 1895 Paris, but Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope began showing movies on machines in an amusement arcade at 1155 Broadway (at 27th St) in 1894.
The Black Maria at Edison’s labs in West Orange, New Jersey was the world’s first movie studio. It opened and made the first motion picture in 1893.
The first motion pictures were a lot like vaudeville. After all, it was the Vaudeville Era (1880s – 1920s). But after 1895, Edison began making “actualities” of street scenes of everyday life. Today we would call them short documentaries. New York City was the perfect scene.
The post-war Paris Theater in Midtown is Manhattan’s last single screen cinema. It was shut down, but was then purchased by Netflix.