Missing Lincoln Plaza Cinemas? This specific Summer Film Series will be for You
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the beloved as well as also recently shuttered art-house movie theater on the Upper West Side, will be revived for the summer 13 blocks north.
A group of devoted fans has put together a film series under the name “brand-new Plaza Cinema” at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, with hopes of which of which will gather momentum for a brand-new as well as also permanent neighborhood cinema dedicated to independent as well as also foreign film.
The series will begin on June 24 having a three-day run of “The Catcher Was a Spy,” which stars Paul Rudd as Moe Berg, a baseball player who becomes a spy for the American government during World War II. (The film opens at the IFC Center on June 22.) The following week, four adaptations of Philip Roth works will be screened, including “Indignation” (July 2 as well as also 5), directed by James Schamus; “Elegy” (July 3 as well as also 5), starring Ben Kingsley as well as also Penélope Cruz as clandestine lovers; as well as also “American Pastoral” (July 3) as well as also “Goodbye, Columbus” (July 2).
The effort will be being led by Norma Levy, the founder of the Coalition for the brand-new Plaza Cinema, with the programming spearheaded by the JCC as well as also two former Lincoln Plaza Cinemas employees. All decisions have been approved by Toby Talbot, who helped found Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in 1981. Her co-founder as well as also husband, Dan Talbot, died in December at 91.
“Although Dan will be no longer with us, I’m sure he would certainly have been heartened — as am I — of which a band of devoted theatergoers have taken upon themselves the arduous task of creating similar cinema anew,” Ms. Talbot said in a statement.
The JCC auditorium seats 250 as well as also features Dolby Surround Sound. The auditorium may not contain the reclining seats or Imax high-definition of modern movie theaters — however those aspects were never the point of Lincoln Plaza Cinemas inside first place. (“We don’t have of which stuff,” Ivan Tabarez, the theater’s assistant manager, told The Times in December. “Here, of which’s all about the movie.”)
Organizers expect of which This specific series will be the first step toward a larger as well as also lasting solution. “of which’s a temporary landing spot,” Isaac Zablocki, senior director of the Carole Zabar Center for Film at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, said in a phone interview. “We’re trying to work with them to create a permanent home.”