Since 1981 The Lincoln Plaza Cinemas has been home to films by Federico Fellini, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Robert Altman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Woody Allen, among other internationally famous directors. We are more exited, however, about playing films by new directors, discoveries that make it all worthwhile. To mention a few: Red Sorghum, the first film of Zhang Yimou, My Life As A Dog by Lasse Hallstrom, Yaaba by Idrissa Ouedraogo, Toto The Hero by Jaco Van Dormael, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould by Francis Girard, Gabbeh by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and more recently, The Dreamlife of Angels by Erick Zonca. Treasures that need a home. Nurturing that is simply not available in large commercial theaters (e.g., we ran Wim Wenders's The Buena Vista Social Club for 26 weeks).
The intermission music in each theater and in the lobby is thoughtfully selected. As well as the turkey, Polish ham, and smoked salmon sandwiches, gingerbread, rugelach and low fat apple muffins. Our main problem is that from time to time we cannot accommodate everybody-- lines and sold out shows, but if you plan ahead there will be a comfortable seat and an excellent movie waiting for you. Please be patient an stay tuned.