The streaming giant has snapped up a much-loved single-screen cinema in New York, a game-changing move for the Oscar-hungry company
The 581-seat theater, the last single screen in the city, has an elegant interior, with blue velvet seats and a purple-hued curtain, as well as a cozy balcony. Its first owner was Pathé and it originally showed French language films. Marlene Dietrich and the ambassador to France cut the ribbon in 1948 before a screening of LA SYMPHONIE PASTORALE. The theater was picketed by angry Catholics led by Cardinal Spellman during a 1951 showing of Roberto Rossellini’s THE MIRACLE, in which Anna Magnani plays a pregnant woman convinced she is carrying Christ.