Netflix Agrees to Take on Paris Theater in New York

Netflix has signed on to rent the Paris Theater in New York. The famed movie house, which opened 71 years ago and the New York Times noted is New York City’s last surviving single-screen theater, closed in August.

Marriage Story began showing in the Paris Theater Nov. 6. The Netflix film becomes available on Netflix Dec. 6.

Netflix has another film running in a New York theater. Martin Scorcese’s gangster gala The Irishman, which premieres on Netflix Nov. 27, has been showing at the Broadway theater the Belasco since the beginning of the month. The Belasco previously offered the play Network, starring Bryan Cranston.

Netflix is leasing the Paris in a long-term deal, according to the New York Times. Sheldon Solow owns the theater. It can be used by Netflix for screenings, premieres and special events.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.