Four Screens, 1972

Quad Cinema opened its doors on October 18th, 1972. To mark the notably historic anniversary, we’ve lined up the four original titles which showed in our four theaters that very weekend, a first for NYC with the Quad being the first multiplex in the city, to be shown throughout the day. The program features 1972 first-runs Butterflies Are Free (co-starring Quad favorite Goldie Hawn), Herbert Ross’s Play It Again, Sam, and Slaughterhouse-five, concluding with the first repertory film to ever play at the Quad, Busby Berkeley’s 1943 musical extravaganza The Gang’s All Here on glorious Technicolor. All titles will screen in our cinematically red Theater U; each ticket will be at the 50th Anniversary special price of $5. 

Past Screenings