Paris Theatre

Movie theaters, Independent Midtown West
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Paris Theatre
Photograph: Jana Jackson

One of the last single-screen art houses around, this theater sports a wonderful balcony (watch out for the amorous couples!) and programs a host of hoity-toity foreign movies, opulent period drams and midlevel indies with big-name stars. The experience of seeing anything at this cineplex is a treat; even if you and your date don't dig what's playing, you'll always have Paris.


Venue name: Paris Theatre
Address: 4 W 58th St
New York
Cross street: at Fifth Ave
Transport: Subway: F to 57th St; N, R to Fifth Ave–59th St
Price: $14, seniors and children $10.50
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  • Time Out says
    3 out of 5 stars
    Not to be excessively literal about that title, but when a movie—even one about Hitler Youth—is as saturated with visual gorgeousness as Never Look Away (the Oscar-nominated cinematography is by The Natural’s Caleb Deschanel), you can’t look away....
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Despite being a lovely little independent movie with all the quirks- unique concession snacks, a great atmospheric movie house vibe, and nice music playing as overture to the start of the show- in the end this theater deserves a 1 star rating because the functionality of the space is unmanageable. For starters there is so little space for each aisle that you have to sit slightly slanted because otherwise your knees are painfully crammed into the chair (and possibly neck!) of the row in from of you. The seats themselves have almost no padding whatsoever and despite being a very skinny guy, I still felt like I was sitting on top of the people next to me. I left with a numb legs, and a sore back. But its a credit to how amazing this theater is, as I still have been back. But really there is NO REASON they cant install comfortable seated. Even spaced out wooden chairs would be an improvement! 

When in the Paris Theater on those plush seats, it's Paris, France I'm in, an American in Paris, oh my! When will Juliette Benoich be in?