THIS EVENT IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
A Discussion of the Golden Age of the
Revival Movie Theaters of New York City
Friday, March 15
The Elgin. The New Yorker. The Thalia. The Regency. Theatre 80 St. Marks. New York’s repertory movie houses specialized in presenting films often ignored by mainstream movie theaters. While a few repertory houses existed in other cities, New York offered the greatest number and variety. Operating on shoestring budgets in funky settings, each repertory house had its own personality, reflecting the preferences of a (often eccentric) proprietor.
Ben Davis, author of Repertory Movie Theaters of New York City: Havens for Revivals, Indies and the Avant-Garde, 1960 – 1994, will engage in conversation with Steve Gould, a co-owner of the Elgin.
Ben Davis is a writer in New York. His articles have appeared in Film & History, Film Quarterly and Cineaste.
Steve Gould and his business partner, Chuck Zlatkin, introduced innovative programs to the Elgin Theater, both as staff to the original owner, Ben Barenholtz, and, later, as its new owners.