Friday, July 3, 2015

An unsettling sneak preview at the Quad Cinema

The Quad Cinema closed for renovations back on May 1.

EVG reader Michael Alex shared this photo showing the current state of the 43-year-old theater on East 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue…

Real-estate developer Charles S. Cohen, a well-known film buff, bought the theater last summer.

"New York City has perhaps the greatest concentration of serious cinema lovers in the country," said Cohen in a statement published by Indiewire, "but for too long, these great, knowledgeable fans have had few places to see classic and important films on the big screen. The always-vital Quad Cinema will now become an even more important destination for classic films and compelling new ones – and the moviegoers who love them."

The Quad website says the theater will return in the fall.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Now playing at the Quad Cinema: Closed for Renovations


Anonymous said...

Closed for renovation… Never heard THAT one before.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The Quad needed to be renovated. Not great theaters because the screens were so tiny. That's what happens when 4 theaters are squeezed into a small space. I'm happy that a film buff like C Cohen has taken over the Quad, but if the layout of the space remains as is, a quad, the tiny screens problem will remain.