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SAIFF 2016

Village East Cinema

Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave.
@ 12th St.
New York, NY, 10003


City Cinema’s beautifully restored Village East was once the home of Yiddish theater in its 1,200-seat auditorium. Legend has it that Walter Matthau began his film career here as a young boy working at the concession counter.

Its past is still evident in the Moorish designs that adorn both the inside and outside of the theater. Yiddish writing outside the lobby and a large star of David in the dome of the main auditorium further infuse atmosphere into the historic building.


4/5/6/N/Q/R at Union Square
L at 1st Ave. or 3rd Ave.
6 at Astor Place

M15-SBS at 14th St.