Net­flix finds home in Paris

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - New York

– 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

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