Saturday, April 13, 2024

Exclusive: All Weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun) “Irishman” Shows in Manhattan Sold Out at Three Theaters Booked by Netflix


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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