New Plaza Cinema Announces Full Film Lineup at the JCC

After selling out its opening weekend, the New Plaza Cinema — a group that emerged to try to replace the closed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas — has released its full slate of summer films to be shown at the JCC on 76th and Amsterdam. Several of the films are based on Philip Roth books.

The release announcing the films is below.

“New Plaza Cinemas ( in partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has announced the complete lineup for their summer series, now available at As previously announced, these community run organizations joined forces to present films in the spirit of Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, aiming to engage the audiences impacted by the closing of this film hotspot.

The lineup includes a marathon in memory of Philip Roth, who was an Upper West Sider and close friend of the cinema, including the classic Goodbye, Columbus as well as some newer film adaptations of the late author’s novels.

The series will also include short runs of films that do not have an uptown release such as The Catcher Was a Spy starring Paul Rudd, as well as films that were previously selected by Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, but were never shown due to the closing of the cinema this past January.

The New Plaza Cinema was founded by Norma Levy after the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas’ closure in December, 2017. Its mission is to create a new cinema on the Upper West Side, devoted to quality indie and foreign films from around the world.

The Carole Zabar Center for Film at The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is one of New York’s leading presenters of cinema and conversations that pertain to our community. It presents an ongoing series, Cinematters, as well as three major film festivals: The Other Israel Film Festival, ReelAbilities Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.”

The full list of summer films is below:

The Catcher was a Spy

Sunday, June 24 – 2pm
Sunday, June 24 – 4:30pm
Sunday, June 24 – 7pm
Monday, June 25 – 4:30pm
Monday, June 25 – 7pm
Wednesday, June 274:30pm
Wednesday, June 277pm

Goodbye, Columbus

Monday, July 27pm
Friday, August 173pm


Monday, July 24:30pm
Thursday, July 57pm


Tuesday, July 34:30pm
Thursday, July 54:30pm

American Pastoral

Tuesday, July 37pm

Double Lover

Friday, July 63pm
Friday, July 65:30pm
Sunday, July 82pm 
Sunday, July 84:30pm
Sunday, July 87pm

Lost in America

Tuesday, July 107pm

Mr. Gaga (with Ohad Naharin)

Thursday, July 127pm

Bye Bye Germany

Sunday, July 152pm
Sunday, July 154:30pm
Sunday, July 157pm

Far From the Tree

Monday, July 167pm
Friday, July 203pm
Sunday, July 222pm
Sunday, July 224:30pm
Monday, July 234:30pm
Tuesday, July 247pm
Wednesday, July 257pm

Lives Well Lived

Thursday, July 194:30pm
Friday, July 205:30pm 
Sunday, July 227pm 
Wednesday, July 254:30pm

When Heroes Fly

Thursday, July 197pm

In Between

Monday, July 237pm
Tuesday, July 244:30pm 

Oh Lucy!

Sunday, July 292pm 
Sunday, July 294:30pm 
Monday, July 307:30pm 
Wednesday, August 14:30pm

The Desert Bride

Sunday, July 297pm 
Monday, July 305:30pm 
Wednesday, August 17pm

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Sunday, August 52pm
Sunday, August 54:30pm
Sunday, August 57pm
Monday, August 67pm
Tuesday, August 7 – 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 7 – 7:30pm

Hotel Salvation

Sunday, August 12 – 2pm
Sunday, August 12 – 4:30pm
Sunday, August 12 – 7pm
Monday, August 13 – 4:30pm 
Monday, August 13 – 7pm
Wednesday, August 15 – 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 15 – 7pm

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ART, NEWS | 9 comments | permalink
    1. eric says:

      great news! kudos to all… glad they came up with an alternative for movie lovers in the UWS

    2. UpperBestSide says:

      I saw The Catcher Was a Spy this past Monday; what a terribly written movie! Glad someone has taken the reigns from Lincoln Plaza however – can’t wait to judge the upcoming slate equally as harshly.

    3. Ruby says:

      This is so great to see!

    4. Sid says:

      This is nice news, but it kind of sucks that JCC seems to insist they all relate to Judaism in some way. Some more diversity of film-making, which LPC valued, would be nice.

      • Rich says:

        Totally agree with you. How about films like “Call me by my name”. Will they be showing them?

    5. Ricki Segall says:

      This is great news!

    6. Joan Schickler says:

      great thank you for adding to our UWS joy

    7. Dina L Wilcox says:

      YAY!!! We’re so proud of YOU, and so grateful for your efforts!

    8. Ami Gantt says:

      Thank you so much for doing this!