Posted: Mar 27, 2008 1:14 pm
Was the Park ever an art house?
Yeah, it was, but I can't remember going there very much. The ones I remember best were the one on Highland (which turned into an X-rated theatre I think - it's about where Newbys is now), the Memphian, and one that I remember as being in the theatre that is now Circuit Playhouse (I saw Last Tango in Paris there one afternoon, but I don't guess that's as bad as A Clockwork Orange on Easter morning).
I do remember going to film fests at some college, and also Brooks used to show old movies on Sunday afternoons (BRING THEM BACK!).
The best one was the Memphian. Great theatre, and I'm pretty sure you could drink in there (and smoke still!) They also let you request movies, which was great.
Really, venture capitalists heads up. I'd love to see this happen again in Midtown.