The Landmark at 57 West is closing for good, Indiewire reports, after the theater company couldn’t agree on terms with the landlord, the Durst Corporation.
The Landmark at 57 West hosted arthouse films in its eight auditoriums, and featured a high-end cocktail bar called JD’s Place.
Located at 57th and Twelfth Avenue – a few blocks from the Upper West Side – the theater reportedly struggled to attract crowds since it opened in the fall of 2017.
Paul Serwitz, the COO of Landmark Theatres, told Deadline that “It was a troubled theater as beautiful as it was. When I got there, we inherited a tough theater that proved really not financially viable because of its rental obligation. Fast forward to these days when the pressure is on everybody, and it was too problematic.”
Serwitz also stated that the company is exploring options further uptown.
I visited the Landmark theater only once. I found that it was too far from the #1 subway for me. I hope the next location is closer to a subway.
It was a very nice little theater but, like another has said, a bit inconvenient.
total bummer, a place for grownups to watch grownup films
It was a haul to get there, especially on a rainy or cold day. But those screens were the best projections I’ve ever seen, plus the reasonably priced bar and comfy seating. Its a shame but no surprise.
Noooooooo. I Love it there the concept was Amazing. And a Lovely Theatre with Very Sophisticated choice of Films!!! More Sadness to add to the already Heartbreak of what’s Happened to Our Incredible City!!!
Such a bummer, this was a great theater. We used to catch a movie and have dinner and drinks up at the bar at Ousia after. Was a perfect date night.
Yes as others said! Such a shame. Loved this theatre, the theater itself as well as each auditorium. The concession stand was cute with normal sized concessions. Felt bespoke. Loved the bar. And the movie selection especially. Particularly during the awards season when all the contenders show there. It was nice to have this especially with Lincoln theater closed. But yeah, Definitely inconvenient.
I really enjoyed the Landmark movie theater. What a shame that it’s closing, I’ll miss it. Not surprised though based on that location. Was very inconvenient to most transportation.
A nice theater with a terrific selection of films but it was a MAJOR schlep even with the crosstown bus. Too bad, hopefully they find a new location that’s more accessible.
No great loss imho. They had horrible audio and despite my repeated contacts with their management, including 1/3 octave snapshots of their frequency response curves (I’m a recording engineer with a spectrum analyzer on my iPhone) they insisted there were no problems. When they first opened I loved the place despite the trek to get there, but I stopped going long ago.
Huge disappointment. Yes, it was a long walk from the train, but the screen and sound quality were terrific and they showed great films. It will be missed.
Beautiful place, excellent bar and food service. Crazy expensive tickets though and opted out of the ticket thing that was ‘see multiple films each week for a monthly fee’ thing
this would be an ideal relocate to the shuttered Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Win win!