New York City is a mecca for theater and film lovers alike. From classic films to the latest blockbusters, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a retrospective of the French New Wave or a preview of the indie film that everyone will be talking about in six months, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the best theaters and shows in New York City.
Paris Theatreis a venerable art institution in the center of the city.
It is home to three theaters, each with a capacity for between 50 and 400 film lovers. It is a privileged place to enjoy classic, artistic, discreet and cult dishes from all over the world. Although Paris has undergone some changes in recent years (Netflix bought it in 2011), it is still an institution. Since 1948, Paris has been the largest single-screen movie theater in Manhattan, with a staggering 571 seats.
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13is the perfect place to watch the latest blockbuster that vibrates bones.
Its chain multiplex options are plentiful, but this one is huge, bright and clean. In addition, it has the largest IMAX screen in the country (it measures 75.6 feet high and 101 feet wide) and is projected in a glorious 70 mm.
Anthology Film Archiveslooks a bit like a fortress and, in a sense, it is, since it protects the legacy of New York's fiercest experimenters. Anthology is committed to screening the most adventurous film in the world, from works with images found in 16 mm to dreams in digital video. It also houses a gallery and a film museum.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)follows the model of showing certain films for a specific period of time (normally 3 to 4 weeks in a row).
They have three different rooms of different sizes, which show an independent film with a deeper meaning than you probably expected. And, of course, you can find some creative masterpieces about the art world and also different retrospectives.
New World Stages: Stage Four, located at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY is home to Murder on the Orient Express. Jessica Chastain takes on the title role and breathes new energy into this beloved story for a whole new generation of viewers.
MJ The Musicaltells the successful story of Michael Jackson and takes you once again to the most important events of his time. It has belonged to the most popular Broadway shows in New York since their opening nights and around the world.
Hadestown, an impressive and very emotional musical from Great Britain composed by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss hits Broadway in New York.
Shucked, a semi-neurotic New York comedy writer teams up with two Nashville music superstars to create a fun and bold farm-to-fable musical about corn.
Museum of Moving Image achieves great successes for Q&A and programs an intriguing mix of global and experimental avant-garde cinema, classics (sometimes in that beautiful 70-millimeter format that is barely screened) and premieres in New York.