Paris Theater-Usually plays one movie for a month or more
Elinor Bunim-A very new chic theatre complex in Lincoln Center. Three screens in all, including the space age like amphitheatre. Grab a pre-show bite and a drink at their wine bar. They also put real butter on your popcorn, and have home made lemonade if you are lucky
iPic Fulton Market-The newest trend in theater. Private reclining pods, VIP seating options that come with pillows, blankets and unlimited popcorn (real melted butter if you ask) and soft drinks. There is also a full dining menu and adult beverage menu, including great wine selections and premium cocktails. The restaurant upstairs is another option if you want to dine before or after the movie. It’s pricey, but worth it for a special night out with someone special.
Landmark 57-All new indie complex located on the ground level of VIA 57, that new all steel, eye-popping triangle building on 57th Street and the West Side Highway. There is always a selection of great films here, and ones you may not find anywhere else in the city. Take a chance and pick one. Worth the money for comfort seating, great films, clean and crowd free environment.
Multi screen theaters for the serious indie fan
Lincoln Plaza Cinema
IFC Film Center (formerly the waverly)-bordering on the shabby cool some of the theatres have some super comfy seats
These might not be pretty but you might see a great movie here that will not be playing anywhere else in NYC, or maybe even the entire world
Brooklyn Academy of Music-I love BAM. There are so many choices here. Indie Film, Theatre, Dance, Music and Opera. You can take just about every subway line to Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Just a short hop from Manhattan
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Links to Thisbroadway’s favorite eats
Becco-This is a wonderful eatery on Restaurant Row. Great food at reasonable prices. Two of the best bargains 1) The extensive $25 bottle wines! 2) The unlimited trio of pasta tasting that changes every day. Make a reservation, especially if you are going to the theatre. It’s packed every night!
Red Moon - I love this little Asian Fusion hide-a-way in the back of the Night Hotel on West 45th Street. It’s got ambiance and has great food as well as $6 happy hour items.
Bond 45 (now on 46th Street) - Unique italian dishes, including a delectable antipasto bar, elegant cocktails, breakfast all day, and do not miss the chicken pepperoni parmigiana, and share it with a friend or two.
You can also eat very well at any of my favorite neighborhood spots:
Carmine’s (Family Style)