The Ziegfeld, New York’s largest remaining single-screen movie theatre, has been in the news this week because of reports suggesting that the landmark cinema, which is losing a million dollars a year, could close. The theatre is part of the Clearview Cinemas chain, which has recently been put up for sale by owner Cablevision. Cablevision has said that there are no plans to shutter the Ziegfeld, where “The Amazing Spider-Man” is currently showing. If the Ziegfeld does close, it would be but another twist in a history that goes back nearly a century.
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