New York Film Community Laments Possible Loss Of Another Prestige Pic Palace As Signs Grow Ominous For Paris Theater

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New York Film Community Laments Possible Loss Of Another Prestige Pic Palace As Signs Grow Ominous For Paris Theater
Exclusive: The Paris Theater, the last great single-screen prestige picture palace in New York, is expected to shutter in late July, according to the buzz on the Gotham arthouse theater circuit. Unless something dramatic happens, the last movie that will play there is the Ron Howard-directed Pavarotti. Meaning it might be over for another cornerstone prestige theater in Manhattan when the fat man finishes singing.

As content generating giants like Disney, WarnerMedia and Comcast move toward streaming services to rival Netflix and Amazon that will make it even harder to pry moviegoers out of their homes, the prospect of losing yet another Gotham arthouse theater has become downright depressing. Located across from the Plaza on 58th Street and Fifth Avenue, the 71-year old Paris Theater opened its doors in 1948, with actress Marlene Dietrich cutting the ribbon. The house served up a steady diet of arthouse films, with French fare
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