Netflix finds home in Paris
– Streaming giant Netflix will use New York’s historic Paris theatre, which had been shuttered earlier this year, for special events and screenings of its films – the latest twist in the company’s ongoing spat with the traditional film industry.
The theatre – the city’s last single-screen movie house, located in the heart of Manhattan on 57th Street, not far from Central Park and the Plaza hotel – closed in August after 71 years in business.
It reopened this month for what seemed a one-off event – a limited theatrical run for Netflix’s Oscar contender Marriage Story, by New York director Noah Baumbach. But it would seem that Netflix had bigger plans.
“Now, the iconic theatre will be kept open and become a home for special Netflix events, screenings, and theatrical releases,” the company said yesterday in a series of Twitter messages. – AFP