“I saw it at the Quad!”
The Quad holds an important place in Manhattan moviegoing history: when it opened in 1972, it was the first theater in the city to have multiple screens under one roof. The original ads touted, “A new way to go to the movies”: unlike the competition, the Quad could screen four films at any given time, not just one. This innovation allowed the theater to thrive for decades, offering a breadth of films that spanned across all genres and eras and nationalities in first-run, second-run, and repertory. This ongoing series honors that legacy by offering regular picks from the halcyon decades of the Quad.