Magazine May 9, 2016, Issue

Manhattan Moviegoing

There is a plexiplex on the square, a few blocks from my apartment building. It hulks on a quarter of city block. Escalators run up and down, on every floor there is a gauntlet of concessions to run before you reach the right theater, they show umpteen movies at a time. Not there.

A few blocks in the other direction is the retroplex, housed in an old Yiddish theater. Molly Picon must have been a big draw back in the day, to judge from the size of it. Now it is carved into one or two big theaters and a cluster

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