Want to see “The Irishman” in Manhattan this weekend? Good luck.
Netflix only has it playing in three theaters, and they are basically all sold out. The movie directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel, has a 99 on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s pitched for multiple Oscar nods. But you wanna ticket? Marone!
The Belasco Theater on West 44th St. is running two shows a day, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There may be one or two seats left at each show. When I looked today, pretty much everything was gone.
At Landmark 57, the most inconveniently placed movie house in the Western Hemisphere, you are out of luck. The 57th St. cross town bus is going to be very packed (you take it all the way west, until the driver is scuba diving). All the shows are sold out except for a few seats in the front rows.
Downtown, at the IFC Center, there 21 shows over the three day weekend. Only three of them have spots left, and they maybe gone by the time you look.
Monday and Tuesday at all locations are filling up, and word of mouth should do the trick. “The Irishman” would have been so great at the Ziegfeld, or the real Beekman, or the Coronet and Baronet. And the Paris? Don’t get me started. It’s just sitting there across from the Plaza Hotel, abandoned, shutdown by the greedy landlord, with the “Pavarotti” banner fading on the marquee.
By the way, an update: in many places outside of Manhattan, “The Irishman” doesn’t start until November 14 or 22nd and plays for just a few days. This is sinister. In Brooklyn there are no showings until the 14th. Fuhgeddaboutit!