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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.
And in other news…
- Queens politicians who successfully fought Amazon’s entry into the borough have set their sights on the Sunnyside Yard megaproject.
- It’s supposed to be very windy on Thursday, which could ground the balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- Workers at Amazon’s huge Staten Island warehouse have suffered a “shockingly high” number of serious injuries since it opened in 2018.
- NYC could get a bike mayor and a pedestrian mayor, if two City Council members have their way. (The city’s actual mayor’s response: “New York City already has a mayor who has prioritized cyclists second to none.”)
- Cyclists want the city to prioritize finishing a bike lane on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.
- Oh look, it’s yet another exorbitant condo closing at 220 Central Park South.
- How officials at Prospect Park are fighting toxic algae bloom.