Showing posts with label City Cinemas Village East. Show all posts
Showing posts with label City Cinemas Village East. Show all posts

Saturday, August 13, 2022

A special screening of 'Grease' at Village East in honor of the late Olivia Newton-John

The Village East by Angelika on Second Avenue and 12th Street is screening "Grease" on Monday night in a tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died this past week at age 73. 

The classic 1978 musical plays at 7 p.m. in the theater's large auditorium (aka Jaffe Art Theatre).

You can buy advance tickets here.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

At the NYC premiere of 'The Crusaders'

Photos by Stacie Joy 

Last Thursday night saw the NYC premiere of "The Crusaders" at the Village East by Angelika on Second Avenue and 12th Street. 

This is the first film for Maxx Starr (below right with Jahmal Kirwan aka Manhattan Mal), co-owner of Fun City Tattoo on St. Mark's Place, who wrote and directed the short (24-minute) crime noir filmed entirely in the East Village. (International Bar on First Avenue and Nublu Classic on Avenue C served as locations for several scenes.)
EVG contributor Stacie Joy was at the premiere as moviegoers and other guests waited to enter the auditorium...
Members of the cast were present, including the two leads — Tessa Gourin...
... and Frederick Rusak...
Other cast members include Jerry Dean, Skam Dust, Peter Greene, Sophia Lamar, Santiago Melchiorre, Christopher Ponds and Neko White. 

The film was screened in the large auditorium — the Jaffe Art Theatre...
You can follow @thecrusadersnyc for updates on upcoming screenings.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Monday night movie classics coming to the Village East by Angelika

The Village East by Angelika is launching a monthly "iconic classics" series on Monday nights at the theater on 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Up first: "2001: A Space Oddessy" in 70mm ... in the large Jaffe Art auditorium ... showing two times tomorrow night: 7 and 10:15.

Upcoming films include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Feb. 14), the Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (March 14) and "The Wizard of Oz" (April 11).

Find tickets and showtimes at this link

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Serving up 'Licorice Pizza' this Thanksgiving

"Licorice Pizza," Paul Thomas Anderson's well-received coming-of-age film, opens this evening in 70mm at the Village East by Angelika on Second Avenue at 12th Street. (Given the 70mm format, it will be playing in the large auditorium — the Jaffe Art Theatre.) 

The thumbnail plot of the comedy-drama: "Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the 1970s."
You can find ticket info here

And the trailer because it has Bowie's "Life on Mars" ...

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

It's nearly show time as NYC theaters prep for reopening

After being dark for nearly a year, 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... 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.

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. 

Cinema Village, 12th Street. The small theater is hoping to reopen around April 1, per the Post

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)

Saturday, May 9, 2020

City Cinemas Village East is selling very large bags of popcorn



In case you are looking for some movie-theater-quality popcorn to enhance your home streaming/DVD viewing... City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street started (as of yesterday) selling very large to-go bags of popcorn from 4 to 7 p.m. ...

The bags are $20, and it will likely last until, say, 2033...


...it's also a way to help support the theater during the COVID-19 PAUSE...



Thanks to Lola Sáenz for the photos!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday's parting shot



The marquee at City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street. Now playing: Stay safe and healthy. (Please do!)

Photo by Steven

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Reminders: Movies are $8 before noon every day at the Village East on 2nd Avenue



Just a reminder about movie prices at the City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue and 12th Street: Screenings before noon are $8 every day. (Regular ticket price is $15.) In case you want to catch up on a movie during this holiday break...



I went to see "Honey Boy" and "JoJo Rabbit" on recent weekdays before noon. Aside from the price, it's a nice way to enjoy a film without the crowds. There were two other people in my "Honey Boy" screening. "JoJo Rabbit" played to 15-20 people the other morning.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hitchcocktober concludes with 'Psycho' tonight (Halloween!)



Hitchcocktober concludes tonight with two screenings of "Psycho," 7:30 in the big auditorium — the Jaffe Art Theatre — and 8:30 at City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue and 12th Street.

Refresher...



Find advance ticket info at this link.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hitchcocktober movie of the week — 'The Lady Vanishes'



Hitchcocktober is rolling along ... tonight's movie of the week is an early AH classic — the 1938 train thriller "The Lady Vanishes."

Take a look...



The film is at 7:30 tonight (Oct. 24!) in the big auditorium — the Jaffe Art Theatre — at City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue and 12th Street.

And upcoming:

• "Psycho" — Oct. 31

Find advance ticket info at this link.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hitchcocktober movie of the week — 'The Birds'



The Hitchcocktober movie of the week is... "The Birds" tonight (Thursday!) at 8:15 and 10:25 (The 7:30 screening is already sold out!) at City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street.

A refresher on that plot...



And upcoming:

• "The Lady Vanishes" — Oct. 24

• "Psycho" — Oct. 31

Find advance ticket info at this link.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hitchcocktober movie of the week — 'North by Northwest'


[Photo by Vinny & O]

The Hitchcocktober movie of the week is... "North by Northwest" tonight (Thursday!) at 7:30 and 10:30 at City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street.

You probably know the plot:

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.



And upcoming:

• "The Birds" — Oct. 17

• "The Lady Vanishes" — Oct. 24

• "Psycho" — Oct. 31

Find advance ticket info at this link.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

'Joker' weekend



This sign greeted moviegoers this weekend at the City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street.

"Downton Abbey" fans who wanted to wear Lord Grantham or Lady Mary masks were out of luck. "Downton Abbey," which has been criticized for normalizing dinner parties, is currently playing here.

The sign arrived here ahead of screenings Thursday night for "Joker."



Theaters across the country were reported to be on high alert for the opening weekend of Todd Phillips' film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. Village East had a lot more employees working the front door than usual, though I didn't see any police presence. The film is also playing at the Loews Village 7 on Third Avenue and 11th Street and the Regal Union Square.

The Associated Press reported the following: "Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see 'Joker' on its opening weekend."

Security had to remove a patron from the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street on Friday after he clapped and cheered for a good minute during an especially intense scene.

As for the Village East, "Joker" is playing on two screens, including in 70mm in the Jaffe Art Theatre...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hitchcocktober is back



It's Hitchcocktober again at the City Cinemas Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street.



On Thursday evenings throughout October, the theater is showing an Alfred Hitchcock classic, culminating with a Halloween-night screening of "Psycho."

Here's the schedule until then...

• "Dial M for Murder" in 3D — Oct. 3

• "North by Northwest" — Oct. 10

• "The Birds" — Oct. 17

"The Lady Vanishes" — Oct. 24

• "Psycho" — Oct. 31

Find advance ticket info at this link. The films start at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Village East screening Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood' in 70mm



When Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood" opens tomorrow (July 25) at City Cinemas Village East, it will be just one of five theaters in the country to show the film in 70mm.

Tarantino's well-reviewed ode to 1960s Los Angeles and the movie industry stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino, among others... and it continues the filmmaker's commitment to celluloid. (Here's a 70mm explainer.)

His last film, "The Hateful Eight," also played here in 70mm in the Village East's Jaffe Art Theatre. ("The Master," Dunkirk" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" are other films to screen here in recent years in 70mm.)

You can find ticket info for the theater, Second Avenue at 12th Street, at this link.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Heat advisory: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' screens Monday night at City Cinemas Village East



City Cinemas Village East is screening "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" tomorrow (Monday) night as part of its ongoing classic 35mm series.

The cut-n-paste synopsis:

Based on the famous Tennesee Williams play, this absorbing drama and six-time Oscar nominee centers on a wealthy southern family where the family members lust over the fortune of their dying patriarch. Truly a classic masterpiece, this film teases audiences by unravelling layers and layers of secrets through phenomenal writing and spectacular performances from Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives.



The film starts tomorrow (July 22) at 7:30 p.m. The theater is on Second Avenue at 12th Street. Ticket info at this link.

Monday, July 8, 2019

A night like this: See the Cure's 40th anniversary show Thursday at these East Village theaters



The Cure's 40th anniversary show is in theaters for a one-night-only event later this week ...



You can see "The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London" Thursday night at City Cinemas Village East, Second Avenue at 12th Street ... and the Regal Union Square on Broadway and 13th Street. Show time is 7 p.m. at both theaters.

Now enjoy this flashback to July 2, 1981, when the Cure played the Rock Werchter Festival. They were told to stop their set early to make way for Robert Palmer. So they ended with this 9-minute version of "A Forest"...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Tribeca Film Festival arrives in the East Village



The Village East on Second Avenue and 12th Street is serving as a venue for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, which starts today and runs through May 5.

As such, the theater is only screening films from the Festival. Village East will return to its usual programming on May 7.

In the meantime, you can always check out the Anthology Film Archives on Second Street and Second Avenue or the Metrograph down on Ludlow or the Quad Cinema on 13th Street... not to mention the Film Forum, IFC Center, the Angelika Film Center or Cinema Village.

Previously on OMG EV Grieve:
The fellow who was terrorized by old people during the Tribeca Film Festival

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Village East presents 'The Searchers' in 35mm tomorrow (Monday!) night



The monthly Monday night 35mm series continues over at City Cinemas Village East, Second Avenue and 12th Street.

Tomorrow (Monday!) night, the theater is screening John Ford's classic Western "The Searchers" with John Wayne, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter and Natalie Wood.

Upcoming Monday night 35mm films include "Enter the Dragon" in May and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in June. Details here.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, there's a 40th anniversary screening of "Life of Brian" at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tickets for the 'Other Music' documentary screening at Village East go on sale today



The "Other Music" documentary makes its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

And tickets for screenings at the Village East, Second Avenue at 12th Street, and Regal Cinemas Battery Park, go on sale this morning at 11 via this link.

Here are the dates and times for the various screenings:

• April 26, 9 p.m. — Village East
• April 27, 8:45 p.m. — Regal Cinemas Battery Park
• April 28, 12:15 p.m. — Regal Cinemas Battery Park
• May 5, 8:45 p.m. — Village East

The film chronicles the 20-year history and legacy of Other Music, 15 E. Fourth St. between Lafayette and Broadway, its influence on music in New York City and its closure in June 2016.



Other Music's owners cited rising rents and the growing hardship of selling music out of a physical store as reasons behind the closure.