A couple of years ago, the great little Quad cinema closed, sold to real-estate developer Charles S. Cohen--but with plans to renovate and use it to film selections from the Cohen Film Collection.
In this month's Surface magazine, there's an interview with Cohen about what's coming for the Quad.
According to the magazine, the cinema will reopen in April, after an extensive renovation that includes a wine bar, and it will be co-run by C. Mason Wells, the former film programmer for IFC.
“I always wanted a theater,” Cohen told Surface. “I tried to buy several different chains, but I was never successful. It was an opportunity to do something and use different skills—design, real estate, film."
One of the four screens at the Quad will be dedicated to classic films. The whole thing will be "a curated experience," with "soul."
“I think it’s going to be a game changer,” said Cohen. “I think it’s going to be one of the best places to see film in New York. The programmers will create a new standard. It’s what New York is missing.”