[Image via Cinema Treasures]
In August 2014, news broke that the Quad Cinema, family-owned and operated since 1972, was under new ownership.
The theater's new owner, real-estate developer and film buff Charles S. Cohen, announced plans to renovate the cinema on 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. As Variety first reported:
Cohen plans to transform the facility into a repertory house, featuring films from the Cohen Film Collection. It’s a library that boasts 700 works by the likes of D.W. Griffith, Buster Keaton, Jean-Luc Godard, W.C. Fields and Alfred Hitchcock, and the exhibitions will include talks and lectures pegged to the movies being shown.
In addition to film classics, the theater will also play foreign and indie titles.
The Quad closed for the upgrade in May 2015 ... with an announced reopening of the fall 2015...
...then it became the summer of 2016.
Anyway, I walked by the other day looking for the marquee. I thought I was on the wrong block for a second.
I checked in on the Quad website... which now notes that the theater will reopen in the fall of 2017...
According to Cinema Treasures, the Quad was Manhattan's first four-screen theater when it opened in 1972.
UPDATED 10 a.m.
A Quad rep reached out to us... there was a typo on the Quad website. The theater will reopen THIS fall.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Now playing at the Quad Cinema: Closed for Renovations