Netflix revives Midtown’s historic Paris Theater
Manhattan’s last single-screen cinema is making a come back after shuttering in August.
Netflix has negotiated a deal to open midtown’s historic Paris Theater for a limited run of the streaming giant’s Noah Baumbach-directed movie Marriage Story—starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.
The film will begin its run at the 581-seat theater on November 6, and could potentially keep its doors open longer if Netflix can convince the building’s owner, real estate tycoon Sheldon Solow’s organization, to screen additional productions, the Daily News reports.
The sudden revival of the Paris Theater is Netflix’s answer to major chains refusing to screen the company’s award-contending films. Those complexes have argued that a month isn’t long enough to roll out Netflix’s films, and want the company to abide by a 90-day buffer between debuting films in theaters and launching them on its streaming platform.
And in other news...
- The city is planning a new sculpture to honor black activists and property owners who once lived in Seneca Village, a community destroyed by the creation of Central Park.
- A $1.4 billion plan to reconstruct a swath of Manhattan’s east side may be too short to defend East River Park from major flooding.
- The New York Times dives into why black homeowners are being targeted for fraud in Brooklyn.
- The MTA has contracted technology company TransCore to “design, build, operate and maintain” congestion pricing infrastructure, the Daily News reports.
- Fetner Properties aims to build a 23-story building on 96th Street with micro-units.
- And finally, here’s a determined cockroach dragging a cigarette at the 53rd Street subway station to sympathize with your Monday morning blues:
Tired: pizza rat— Tom Kretchmar (@tkretchmar) October 18, 2019
Wired: cigarette cockroach pic.twitter.com/HPxBLkWstX