Monday, August 09, 2004

Curtain to Rise on Manhattan's Only All Latin Movie Theatre - Clearview Cinemas Announces the Grand Opening of Cinema Latino

Cinema Latino To Open On Friday, August 27 with 'Vidas Privadas' (Private Lives) Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Cecilia Ruth

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/
-- Clearview Cinemas today announced that on Friday, August 27 its movie theatre at 62nd and Broadway will open as Cinema Latino -- the only all Latino movie house in Manhattan. The single-screen, 300-seat theatre will exclusively show first run Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese films with English subtitles imported from 20 different countries.

"Opening Cinema Latino as the first and only exclusive Latin film house in Manhattan clearly places Clearview Cinemas at the forefront in bringing these exceptional films to audiences here in Manhattan," Morten Gotterup, senior vice president and general manager of Clearview Cinemas, said. "In addition to appealing to the significant Latino community in the New York area -- that is over 2 million strong in Manhattan alone -- we believe this format will resonate with film lovers of all backgrounds looking for important new films by talented film makers that depict the diverse cultures, lives and stories from around the world."

Clearview Cinemas is working with Armando Guareno, founder and executive director of La CinemaFe Film Festival, to acquire films directly from studios around the world. Through this partnership Clearview Cinemas will be able to share exclusive high-end Latino films not available today at any other New York area theatre with Cinema Latino audiences.

"LaCinemaFe's mission is to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, lives and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities in Latin America, the United States, Spain and Portugal through our annual film festival and projects including our work with Clearview on Cinema Latino," Armando Guareno, founder and executive director of LaCinemaFe, said. "By creating a space in Manhattan to showcase these films we hope to strengthen the cultural and economic ties among these countries."

Starting Wednesday, August 11 through Sunday, August 23 the soon to be re-named Cinema Latino theatre will host the third annual LaCinemaFe Film Festival as the kick off event for opening the new all Latin film format on August 27. More information about this Film Festival and the opening of Cinema Latino can be found at

Ticket prices at the theatre remain $10.25 for adults and $6.75 for senior citizens and children under 12. For information on films and showtimes visit, check local newspaper listings or call Cinema Latino at (212) 265-7466.

A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation since 1998, Clearview Cinemas was formed in 1994 and currently operates 54 movie theatres with 266 screens in the New York metropolitan area, including the famous Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Clearview Cinemas operates theatres in New Jersey, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island and Pennsylvania.

Source: Clearview Cinemas

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