Our Mission

To find a permanent space on the Upper West Side to create and operate a not-for-profit neighborhood cinema devoted to quality independent and foreign films.


Just a few years ago, the Upper West Side had a rich cinematic landscape, with multiple independent cinemas throughout the area.  The closing of the Lincoln Plaza Cinema on Jan. 28, 2018, was a devastating blow to independent cinema there.

That day, more than 600 people packed a three-hour memorial to the theater and its owner, Dan Talbot.  And so it is in the spirit of that cinema that devoted fans, film lovers and the cultural community at large have come together, volunteered their time and donated money, to ensure that a New Plaza Cinema continues to grow and thrive. To bring quality independent and foreign films to the UWS.


For more information about our films, dates and showtimes, please visit www.newplazacinema.com, and please like and follow us on Facebook.  (And please ask all your friends and families to do the same.)  Thank you.