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See “Midnight Cowboy” — and Hear Spike Lee Talk About It — at W New York Downtown’s “New York in Film” Series

We love watching old movies in hotel screening rooms, the ultimate anti-multiplex (the chairs! the sound system! the champagne!).

Last month W New York Downtown initiated “New York in Film,” a smart if brief summer series of old movies curated by savvy New Yorkers. And just like that W joined the (too) small society of New York hotels, including the Crosby Street Hotel and Tribeca Grand, that screen movies to anyone who purchases a ticket, not just red carpeters and opening nighers. Read more

W New York Downtown Unveils “New York in Film,” Classic Movies Chosen and Introduced by Isaac Mizrahi and Spike Lee

Movie night.

We love seeing movies in hotel screening rooms. Big screen, plushy seats, popcorn, perks – you can’t sip champagne in a flute at the multiplex. So why do most hotels restrict their screening rooms to private parties? Read more