Before the pandemic, the Village East Cinema showed movies that originally opened at the Angelika Film Center. Plus, the Village East Cinema is owned by City Cinemas, a branch of Reading International. The Angelika is also under the Reading International umbrella. So they're keeping it all in the Reading family.
We’re reopening Friday March 5, and we are excited to welcome @CityCinemasNYC to the Angelika Film Center family, as Village East by Angelika and Cinema 123 by Angelika!— Angelika Film Center (@AngelikaFilmNY) February 26, 2021
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
It's nearly show time as NYC theaters prep for reopening
movie theaters in NYC are permitted to reopen tomorrow at 25-percent capacity.
However, don't expect to see all of the local movie houses up and running right away.
Here's what to expect, starting with the Village East Cinema on Second Avenue at 12th Street (marquee photo above by Doug) ... which will have a new name...
Find the cinema's website here.
Elsewhere in the downtown film community... (and masks are required to be theaters)...
• Angelika Film Center., Houston Street. Opening on March 5. Website here.
• Anthology Film Archives, Second Avenue at Second Street. No reopening date. Will continue with virtual cinema.
• Film Forum, East Houston. Opening on April 2.
• IFC Center. Opening on March 5. And per IndieWire: "Mandatory mask-wearing at all times, no concession sales, and no eating and drinking allowed in theaters."
• Loews Village 7, Third Avenue at 11th Street. Opening March 5. Website here.
• Metrograph, Ludlow Street. No reopening date yet. Will continue with virtual programming.
• Regal Cinemas, Union Square and Essex Crossing. No return date just yet.
• Quad Cinema, 13th Street. Opening on March 5. (Updated)