Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, New York City

2.6
Since 1981 The Lincoln Plaza Cinemas has been home to films by Federico Fellini, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Robert Altman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Woody Allen, among other internationally famous directors. We are more exited, however, about playing films by new directors, discoveries that make it all worthwhile. To mention a few: Red Sorghum, the first film of Zhang Yimou, My Life As A Dog by Lasse Hallstrom, Yaaba by Idrissa Ouedraogo, Toto The Hero by Jaco Van Dormael, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould by Francis Girard, Gabbeh by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and more recently, The Dreamlife of Angels by Erick Zonca. Treasures that need a home. Nurturing that is simply not available in large commercial theaters (e.g., we ran Wim Wenders's The Buena Vista Social Club for 26 weeks).

The intermission music in each theater and in the lobby is thoughtfully selected. As well as the turkey, Polish ham, and smoked salmon sandwiches, gingerbread, rugelach and low fat apple muffins. Our main problem is that from time to time we cannot accommodate everybody-- lines and sold out shows, but if you plan ahead there will be a comfortable seat and an excellent movie waiting for you. Please be patient an stay tuned.
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  • This place is fabulous , it is clean and nicely done . All what you may want is available under the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas  more »
  • clean, comfortable, specializes in foreign films,good selection of goodies, pleasant, helpful personnel  more »
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  • One of the best places to see foreign or special films. The concession stand is adequate with fresh cakes in addition to the usual popcorn, candy and soft drinks. A people watching place. Casually dressed big celebs may show up. The discreet New York City code of conduct is called for here. The theater's location is great with a huge variety of dining options within a few blocks, from a very casual hummus place to four star plus restaurants and everything in between.
  • Very cozy theater. It has a southern feel to it. However, its closed down now under renovations is what the sign says for a few months. We will see. Many people suspect it's closed for good.
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