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Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

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1888 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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(212) 757-2280
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Best

Because of this cinema I can see some foreign movies, some acclaimed with awards, some not yet, but always by talented movie makers, established or raising. They never disappoint ...

Worst

my friend and i got to the box office one hour before showtime, but the computer was down, so we were asked to come back later to buy tickets. we came back about an hour later. 5 ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/4/2013

Rude, rude, rude management. After purchasing a ticket from a sullen woman (normal for this theatre) I went inside to see the movie. After it was over I went to the ladies room and washed my hands. The dryers did not work--I tried two. I went outside and asked the manager for a napkin or paper towel. He said he had none. I pointed to a roll of paper towels behind the snack bar. He told me the dryers worked and he would show me. I didn't want to walk back to the restroom with dripping wet hands. He got angry and started yelling that the dryers worked. The other man (ticket taker) began yelling too. Perhaps they'd heard this dryer complaint before? I told them they were idiots to yell at a customer. They both called my, ""stupid."" I will never return. This theatre has less and less business each time I am there. It is absolutely the rude staff coupled with the substandard and rundown establishment. I can't imagine they will be in business for much longer. Disgraceful. more

quality control 9/11/2011

I try to avoid Lincoln Plaza because projection quality is often mediocre. Last Friday (September 9, 2011) the digit projection of ""Higher Ground"" was dim, lacked contrast and was blurred. I reported this to the indifferent manager who, believe it or not, said that was the way it was filmed (!) and then, when I scoffed at this stupid, said he'd ask the projectionist to look at the film (!). I lost it and said HE was the Manager and HE should look at the film, not the projectionist. Of course, he could care less. I wasn't fishing for a free pass, but good will would dictate one was in order. Too bad this theatre plays films that have limited exposure; the owner knows it and doesn't have to make sure projection quality is top notch. Obviously the manager's indifference reflected the owner's attitude. No surprise that the theatre has no website, so you can't even complain. more

Good Movies Bad Service 10/19/2009

I left my umbrella in a drink holder and left the theater at Pros: The Movies Cons: The Service more

then I will skip it 6/30/2009

Some time ago, I used to go a lot. Pros: used to be good Cons: fuhgeddaboudit more

Upper West side independent or interantional film fares 4/15/2009

Because of this cinema I can see some foreign movies, some acclaimed with awards, some not yet, but always by talented movie makers, established or raising. They never disappoint me with its choices of movies over the years. Would recommend. Pros: good movie selecttion, good movie review pane Cons: no credit card at the ticket box more

Rude and Ruder 2/8/2009

Add me to the list of those who have suffered at the hands of rude staff. As I read the other reviews, I recalled a recent indecent where I had rested my foot on a low to the ground table in the lobby. A dower faced senior, swatted me on the shoulder and waved his hand in the direction of my foot, then walked away without a word. It was minor, but I remember first feeling apologetic, and then realizing how unpleasent the guy had been. I felt like a homeless person being accosted by a transit cop. Odd experience for the lobby of an art-house theater. Pros: good flicks Cons: lousy staff more

upper west side 4/9/2008

I was on Sunday April 06 08? at theater and the lady in front of me bough drinks and food. She wanted few things and asked questions?nothing out of the ordinary. Pros: good movies Cons: bad aeverything else more

Manager is rude and abusive!!! 3/18/2008

I used to enjoy this theater. When I'm venturing out of downtown and looking for a quality movie this was the first stop. But this week I had the most bizarre encounter with a young lady behind the counter who shortchanged me on coffee. (gave me $1.50 instead of $3.50) And then refused to accept that even when I emptyed my pocket of everything but her change. The when I complained to the ""Manager"" he called me an ""idiot"". I was completely astounded. The ushers and the other moviegoers just shook their heads. This guy is a wacko. Stay away!!!!!! Pros: Movies Cons: Service more

Rudest staff in Manhattan 2/22/2008

I have read bad things about the staff at this theater but ran across it first hand when I answered a cell phone call in the lobby (not the theater). Although by the time I was accosted by the staff and even though I was indicating I was about to hang up, I was still being yelled at ""you must get off the phone now!"" as if my call was creating a huge distrubance. I felt if I didn't hang up immediately I was ready to be physically accosted. If the theater wants to have a policy of no cell phone use in the lobby, I suppose that is their right-although it is absurd as there is no difference in talking to a friend in the lobby or taking to a friend on a cell phone in the lobby-however I was clearly not disturbing anyone. The phone call was 95% me listening anyway. To treat me like a criminal and that my actions were placing the free world at risk rather than simply allow me to end the call and ask in the future that I respect their policy was absurd. When I asked to speak to manager I was escorted around the corner and found an equally rude individual. When I asked for his name he told me he was ""Aleem' and asked sarcastically ""should I be worried about my job.? Apparently he feels secure about his position-as an employer if I had an employee who went out of his way to antagonize a customer I would fire him immediately. He then followed us out the movie theater as we left, perhaps using a cell phone 100 ft from this movie theater is also forbidden. At any rate, we will not be returning to this movie theater-apparently this staff feels that since the theater shows ""prestigous"" films it gives them the right to treat patrons like garbage. This along with the lousy concessions and tiny seats should make this a movie theater that is to be avoided. Pros: Movie selection Cons: Very rude staff, lousy concessions, uncomfortable seats more

worst customer service 2/28/2003

my friend and i got to the box office one hour before showtime, but the computer was down, so we were asked to come back later to buy tickets. we came back about an hour later. 5 minutes past showtime. they had just turned the lights off in the box office and refused to sell us tickets. reasonable that tickets can't be sold once the box office closes, but there's no excuse for a rude attendant. needless to say, i won't be going back to this theatre. landmark sunshine cinema is MUCH better. more

Absolute average 7/21/2002

Everything about this place is just average. The screens aren't tiny, but definitely aren't big. The seats aren't uncomfortable, but aren't cushy either. The restrooms aren't filthy, but aren't quite clean. The atmosphere isn't bad, but the place is very very grey and drab. Either way, it's a way to avoid the Angelika, and I'm all for it. The staff isn't terribly friendly, and the concession stand is nothing special either (although PLEASE avoid the salmon sandwiches- my friend tried it as an (unsuccessful) experiment). Thumbs up to the film selection here. Even though it sometimes duplicates the Angelika, they book some really good films here (Fat Girl). Like I said, just an average movie house. You won't notice anything wrong, but you won't remember ths place once you leave. Pros: Film selection, Location Cons: Somewhat dirty, Indifferent staff more

Alberto 6/20/2002

One of my favorite movie theaters in town. The other one is Film Forum. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    While the tiny screening rooms are often overcrowded, the location's great, close to both Lincoln Center and the Sony Lincoln Square theaters (in case you feel like catching...

  • 12/12/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    Midtown, Lincoln Square

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