New Essex Theater

New Essex Theater New Essex Theater is a working class entertainment, motion picture production and distribution firm based in The Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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New Essex Theater's mission statement is simple:
TO ENTERTAIN AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AS POSSIBLE. People often ask where New Essex Theater is located. As of this writing, we don't have a physical building. As such, New Essex Theater is more of a state of mind. If you're watching one of our live performances, that stage is New Essex Theater when our show is running. Watching multimedia on our web site? Then your computer is New Essex Theater. If one day we have a movie unspooling on 12,000 screens simultaneously throughout the world, then New Essex Theater has 12,000 locations on that day. The point is:

wherever people come together in peace to enjoy our stories is where New Essex Theater is

Those of us of a certain age from The Lower East Side of Manhattan, whether it's The Hill, Smith, Baruch, The Ave, Rutgers, Pitt (not the schools), Vladecks, Masaryk or wherever know what Essex Theater is all about. It was the movie theater on Grand Street that used to show 2 new movies every Friday for the price of one. Well. . . sometimes one of the movies was second run -- but it was still a great deal -- monophonic sound, sticky floors and all. Every Friday night, heads from all over LES used to come and check out the new Essex movies. No hassles, no beef, everyone just came through to chill, drink a little somethin', smoke a little somethin' and bug out on some movies. Where else could you see a double feature of Grease & Halloween or Escape from New York & Escape to Witch Mountain?! There was a place called UFO next door that had some arcade games (I used to whip Spy Hunter in '83) and some bangin' French Fries! After the movies, everyone would go there and chill and hang out. It was good vibes all around. Back in the day there was a sense of community that barely exists anymore. Essex Theater shut its doors in the mid '90's (the last movie they showed was Higher Learning). After an unsuccessful attempt to save it (a piece of advice: don't ask a bank for money to save a dilapidated movie house if you have never run a dilapidated movie house), I decided to keep the spirit alive if not the actual building. In 2002, I registered with New York City that I was Doing Business As New Essex Theater and that was that. New Essex Theater is currently focusing on promotion and distribution, so keep checking back here for updates. It doesn't matter if you still live in the LES or not, or if you're originally from LES or not. We are all citizens of the world; let's get that community vibe happening again. Peace! — Scott Duprey

Operating as usual

New Essex Theater's cover photo
06/15/2014

New Essex Theater's cover photo

We've donated 20 tickets for #POPGoesTheFather to The Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix). If you are a Veteran, an Acti...
06/06/2014
Film Tickets From VetTix.org

We've donated 20 tickets for #POPGoesTheFather to The Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix). If you are a Veteran, an Active Duty Member of the Armed Forces or family of Troops Killed in Action, you can get free tickets to the double feature through VetTix's website.

Pop! Goes the Father - 2 Movies for 1 Low Price via VetTix.org

#POPGoesTheFather is tomorrow at 3 PM! Advance ticket prices have been cut in half for the last few hours of online sale...
06/06/2014
newessextheater.com

#POPGoesTheFather is tomorrow at 3 PM! Advance ticket prices have been cut in half for the last few hours of online sales — that's right, you can see both #Popi and Instructions Not Included on the big screen at Anthology Film Archives for the low price of $9! But only if you by your tickets online, the price will be $18 cash at the door. Advance sales end Saturday at 12 noon so get your tickets now! Online ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets.

We've just released a limited number of advance discount tickets to #POPGoesTheFather on Saturday afternoon June 7! By u...
05/28/2014

We've just released a limited number of advance discount tickets to #POPGoesTheFather on Saturday afternoon June 7! By using the code NEWESSEX you can get 50% off the $18 ticket price for a limited time! That's right, you can see both #Popi and Instructions Not Included for the low price of $9! For more details on this awesome double feature and to get tickets (powered by Brown Paper Tickets) go to our web site and take advantage of the sale while you can!
http://newessextheater.com/pop-goes-the-father-2-movies-for-1-low-price

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day! Come and celebrate Father's Day a bit early with New Essex Theater's  #POPGoesThe...
05/27/2014
POP! Goes The Father - 2 Movies for 1 Low Price

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day! Come and celebrate Father's Day a bit early with New Essex Theater's #POPGoesTheFather double feature of #Popi and Instructions Not Included playing June 7 at Anthology Film Archives in #NYC. For more info and tickets go to our website. See you there!

June 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street) New York, NY 10003 TICKETS $18.00 Celebrate Father’s Day a little early with a heartwarmingly comedic special dou...

05/20/2014
Instructions Not Included Featurette #1 (2013) - Comedy Movie HD

In this promotional video for the movie #InstructionsNotIncluded writer, director and star Eugenio Derbez talks about the difficulty in finding the right actor to play his son…er…daughter.

If the video made you want to check out the movie #InstructionsNotIncluded, it's one half of our #POPGoesTheFather double feature playing in #NYC on June 7. For more info and tickets go to our website at http://newessextheater.com/pop-goes-the-father-2-movies-for-1-low-price/

Tell a friend and get your tickets now!

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Instructions Not Included...

05/16/2014
One Summer of Stardom The making of Popi 1969

Since it's #FlashbackFriday, here's a behind the scenes film from the 1969 movie #Popi, which focuses primarily on the two boys who play Alan Arkin's sons in the movie. Even though it's 45 years old, it's worth a look if you're a young person thinking about acting or if you're a movie maker planning to work with children, the points made here still apply today. Plus, shots of old school New York.

If the video made you want to check out the movie #Popi, it's one half of our #POPGoesTheFather double feature playing in #NYC on June 7. For more info and tickets go to our website at http://newessextheater.com/pop-goes-the-father-2-movies-for-1-low-price/

Tell a friend and get your tickets now!

05/13/2014
Pop Goes The Father Double Feature Trailer

Celebrate Father's Day a little early with New Essex Theater by joining us for #POPGoesTheFather! It's our double feature of the old school New York movie #Popi and the new classic #InstructionsNotIncluded, two movies that are fun for the whole family! Check out the trailer below and get more details and advance tickets at http://newessextheater.com/pop-goes-the-father-2-movies-for-1-low-price
Hope to see you there!

On June 7, 2014, join New Essex Theater and celebrate Father's Day a little early with a heartwarmingly comedic special double feature that shows the often w...

Here's one of our favorites, Jon Favreau talking to Vulture about his new movie, Chef.
05/12/2014
Jon Favreau on Chef, Going Indie, Getting Older -- Vulture

Here's one of our favorites, Jon Favreau talking to Vulture about his new movie, Chef.

I’m a 47-year-old dad who likes to eat ... That’s different from the 27-year-old guy who’s out in Hollywood trying to get a girl’s number.

Hope you're having a great Mother's Day! If you were unable to make it to our #FistfulOfMom double feature last weekend,...
05/11/2014
Fan TV | Hey, Mom, wanna watch a movie?! - a list by smile from The Lower East Side

Hope you're having a great Mother's Day! If you were unable to make it to our #FistfulOfMom double feature last weekend, here's a list of movies that should make you appreciate your mother more. If you have any other suggestions to add to that list, share them with everyone!

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New Essex Theater's cover photo
05/04/2014

New Essex Theater's cover photo

Advance ticket sales for A #FistfulOfMom have ended, but tickets will be available at Anthology Film Archives 30 minutes...
05/03/2014

Advance ticket sales for A #FistfulOfMom have ended, but tickets will be available at Anthology Film Archives 30 minutes before showtime, cash only. Come see CSI:Miami star Wanda De Jesus in Illegal Tender followed by The Protector 2 co-star Jeeja Yanin in Chocolate, today at 1 PM. Hope to see you there!

There's six hours left to get advance tickets for A #FistfulOfMom and they are now on sale for only $6.00! That's right,...
05/02/2014

There's six hours left to get advance tickets for A #FistfulOfMom and they are now on sale for only $6.00! That's right, $6 advance tickets for the last 6 hours of advance sales! Rick Gonzalez proves a Mama's boy can still be hard in the shoot 'em up Illegal Tender and Jeeja Yanin is harder still in the martial arts extravaganza Chocolate, Saturday at 1 PM at Anthology Film Archives. Advance sales are powered by Brown Paper Tickets and you can get yours at http://newessextheater.com/a-fistful-of-mom-2-movies-for-1-low-price/

Six bucks for two movies on the big screen! For the last 12 hours of advance ticket sales, prices for A #FistfulOfMom ha...
05/02/2014

Six bucks for two movies on the big screen! For the last 12 hours of advance ticket sales, prices for A #FistfulOfMom have been cut by $12! See Wanda De Jesus in Illegal Tender and Jeeja Yanin in Chocolate on Saturday afternoon at 1 PM at Anthology Film Archives for the old school price of $6.00 FOR BOTH! Take advantage of this blowout price before advance sales end, because it will be $18.00 at the door. Get your $6.00 tickets now (powered by Brown Paper Tickets) at http://newessextheater.com/a-fistful-of-mom-2-movies-for-1-low-price/

Good morning! If you haven't purchased your tickets for A #FistfulOfMom, you might want to hold off until 1 PM this afte...
05/02/2014

Good morning! If you haven't purchased your tickets for A #FistfulOfMom, you might want to hold off until 1 PM this afternoon; we're going to have a blowout sale for the last 12 hours of advance ticket sales! Look at the photo, Tego Calderón knows how serious I am about a good deal. To read more details and watch a trailer for the Saturday afternoon double feature showing some tough love to Mom, go to http://newessextheater.com/a-fistful-of-mom-2-movies-for-1-low-price/ and be sure to check back later in the day to take advantage of the discount!

05/02/2014

#WhiteHeat is on @TCM right now. Would make a great #doublefeature with #Juice; anyone interested in seeing that on the big screen?

04/25/2014
A Fistful Of Mom Double Feature Trailer

A #FistfulOfMom, our double feature celebrating ass kicking Mothers, is on Saturday afternoon, May 3! If you love your mother or just love ass kicking, you won't want to miss these movies:
ILLEGAL TENDER: Drug lords will learn that hell hath no fury like a Puerto Rican mother protecting her children!
CHOCOLATE: 12 year old Zen will stop at nothing to protect her mother, even if she has to take on the entire Asian underworld. Spoiler alert: she does!
Check out the trailer below and for more details & tickets, go to: http://newessextheater.com/a-fistful-of-mom-2-movies-for-1-low-price/ Advance ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets

On May 3, 2014, New Essex Theater presents 2 great movies for 1 great price: Illegal Tender + Chocolate = An action packed special double feature that redefi...

I know it's been about the hard sell over here the last couple of weeks; got kind of caught up and haven't had the chanc...
04/25/2014
About New Essex Theater

I know it's been about the hard sell over here the last couple of weeks; got kind of caught up and haven't had the chance to do the social thing properly. If you've recently liked New Essex Theater, thank you for your support. I'll be posting some details about where we're going, in the meantime, check out the link to this piece on our web site to get a better sense of what we're about — smile

New Essex Theater's mission statement is simple: TO ENTERTAIN AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AS POSSIBLE. People often ask where New Essex Theater is located. As of this writing, we don't have a physi...

Thanks to everyone who came out to Wednesday night's screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete. A special sho...
04/24/2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to Wednesday night's screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete. A special shout out to Rege Lewis ("B-Ball") pictured here with another up and coming actor, Roxann (I'm sorry I can't remember your last name right now! If you know her, tag her in the photo), who was able to attend and show some love. Another quick shout out to Kreshnik Seseri for loaning me the red carpet. Peace and love! Hope to see you all at the next one — smile

New Essex Theater's cover photo
04/24/2014

New Essex Theater's cover photo

Just want to remind everyone tickets for tonight's screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete will be availabl...
04/23/2014

Just want to remind everyone tickets for tonight's screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete will be available at Anthology Film Archives. Cash only. Doors open at 6:30 PM. See you there!

The ONE NIGHT ONLY #NewYorkCity screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete is tonight at 7PM! Tickets will be ...
04/23/2014

The ONE NIGHT ONLY #NewYorkCity screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete is tonight at 7PM! Tickets will be on sale at the venue, Anthology Film Archives, 30 minutes before showtime. For details on the movie and location go to http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e Hope to see you tonight!

Today is the last day left to get advance tickets to this Wednesday's ONE NIGHT ONLY #NewYorkCity 7PM screening of The I...
04/22/2014

Today is the last day left to get advance tickets to this Wednesday's ONE NIGHT ONLY #NewYorkCity 7PM screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete. Get tickets here (powered by Brown Paper Tickets): http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e Happy Tuesday!

Hey all! Those of you on Twitter can follow us there @ NewEssexTheaterThanks!
04/21/2014
New Essex Theater (NewEssexTheater) on Twitter

Hey all! Those of you on Twitter can follow us there @ NewEssexTheater
Thanks!

The latest from New Essex Theater (@NewEssexTheater). Working class entertainment since 2002. Respect Recognize Represent. The Lower East Side, New York

In case we haven't mentioned it enough, there's two days left to get advance tickets to this Wednesday's ONE NIGHT ONLY ...
04/21/2014

In case we haven't mentioned it enough, there's two days left to get advance tickets to this Wednesday's ONE NIGHT ONLY #NewYorkCity screening of The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete. Where? Anthology Film Archives. What time? 7PM. How to get tickets (powered by Brown Paper Tickets)? Here: http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e Have a great week!

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm. There's t...
04/20/2014

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm. There's three days left to get advance tickets to this powerful and uplifting movie (Ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets). See the trailer, learn more at http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e and share it, tweet it, pin it! Happy #Easter!

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm. There's f...
04/19/2014

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm. There's four days left to get advance tickets and take advantage of the online group discount now available (Ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets). See the trailer, learn more at http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e and share it, tweet it, pin it! Hope to see you there and have a great weekend!

Just five days until The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Wednesday, April 2...
04/18/2014

Just five days until The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screens in #NewYorkCity. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm. Advance advance online group discount now available (Ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets). See the trailer, learn more at http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e and tell your friends. Share it, tweet it, pin it!

Six days to go until The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screening in #NewYorkCity! It's on Wednesday, April 23 at 7...
04/17/2014

Six days to go until The Inevitable Defeat of #MisterAndPete screening in #NewYorkCity! It's on Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm, and advance online group sales are available (Ticketing powered by Brown Paper Tickets). You can learn more and buy tickets at http://wp.me/p4wpfO-e Share it, tweet it, pin it!

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