Roving Indie Film Group Finds New Screening Venue on 62nd Street

New Plaza Cinema, a group of indie film lovers formed after Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed earlier this year, is partnering with a new organization to screen films. From December 26 to February 3 it will show movies in the 260-seat screening room at New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway between 61st and 62nd Streets. New Plaza Cinema expects to screen three or four films a day.

“This film program will consist of “Short List and Award Winning” films – a selection of recent national critics’ award winners and Academy Award contenders. This will include several critically acclaimed features: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Boy Erased, The Old Man and the Gun, and First Reformed. New Plaza will also show several highly praised documentaries: Free Solo, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Maria by Callas, and Three Identical Strangers and has special plans to screen the exceptional, but highly controversial film by the noted filmmaker, recently deceased, Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango in Paris. Other special showings are to be announced.”

The screenings will be posted at

Image via NYIT.

ART, NEWS | 11 comments | permalink
    1. JP says:

      that auditorium was, of course, a movie theater for decades

    2. Ellen Braude says:

      Would like to see upcoming schedule

    3. Elisabeth Anderson says:

      Good to know that the theatre will be used again for this wonderful purpose.

    4. Jen says:

      Great news, thank you, WSR, for publishing this.

    5. Wendy says:

      The film industry has many screenings in there nowadays. Decent place to see a movie.

    6. dorothy furman says:

      Glad there can be a home for such wanted films. Please send upcoming films.
      Thanks for such persistence.

    7. ileen says:

      Please refer to New Plaza Cinema’s website for schedule updates next week.

    8. Wendy Yondorf says:

      Terrific news! Dec 26 can’t come soon enough.

    9. John says:

      I wish they would move into the Thalia or Symphony Space.