Our Mission

Our mission is to revive a key part of the unique Upper West Side Art cinema culture through the communication and events delivered by New Plaza Cinema.


Operating in the spirit of the now-closed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, New Plaza is working to bring first-rate independent and foreign cinema back to New York City’s Upper Manhattan. Due to rapid changes in neighborhood configurations, quality film venues and other cultural institutions have been rapidly eroding. As a result, the historic tradition of community and quality cinema in Upper Manhattan has largely vanished or become difficult or prohibitively inaccessible for the hundreds of thousands of people there. This loss has reduced access to cultural opportunities and served to impair community spirit. Our goal is to keep this film culture alive in Upper Manhattan.


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.