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Midtown’s Paris Theater gets an encore thanks to Netflix

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A reprieve for the Paris Theater

Cinephiles across the city lamented the loss of yet another independent movie house this summer when the Paris Theater, a Midtown staple for more than 70 years, closed after losing its lease. But fret no longer, movie lovers: Deadline reports that the theater will reopen under a long-term lease with Netflix.

There is a catch: It will be used by the streaming service for “special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its films”—so, you can see movies like The Irishman or A Marriage Story (which had a limited run there), but it remains to be seen if other films will be shown on its single screen.

The theater was previously operated by the City Cinemas brand, and is located in a building owned by developer Sheldon Solow, whose headquarters is nearby at 9 West 57th Street.

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