New York City’s last surviving single-screen movie house will remain open, thanks to Netflix.
Shuttered earlier this year,the iconic Paris Theatre recently reopened for a limited run of filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s latest feature, Marriage Story, and after resuscitating one of the nation’s oldest arthouse cinemas, the online streaming service has since reached an agreement to continue leasing the Paris Theatre space.
It plans to keep the seven decades old venue open indefinitely to host special events, screenings, and theatrical releases of its original films.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer stated, “After 71 years, the Paris Theatre has an enduring legacy, and remains the destination for a one-of-a kind movie-going experience.”
He further added, “We are incredibly proud to preserve this historic New York institution so it can continue to be a cinematic home for film lovers.”
The move theatre is expected to give Netflix a place to generate excitement around its future projects, and New Yorkers an alternative to their couches to binge on the latest releases.
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