Finally in Manhattan another long time movie house has apparently shuttered its doors.
The Beekman Theater, a long time staple located in the Lenox Hill area of the Upper East side shut unexpectedly this week, and it's marquee taken down. Yelpers have been posting, saying the theather is closed. The Beekman first opened its doors as a single-screen theater in 1952, but shut in 2005 when the site was redeveloped into a cancer research center by Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Then, operators of the Beekman, Clearview Cinemas, renamed it New York One & Two across the street in 2008.
The final movies at the much beloved theater were reportedly “Blinded by the Light” and “The Farewell,” both splitting a single screen with different show times. City Cinemas also operated the Paris theater, another hallmark movie house that closed in August.
No word yet on whether the Beekman will re-open under a different operator.
NY1 reached out to the theater, but calls are going unanswered.