The Beekman Theatre, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, used to be a single-screen art house and drew large crowds ever since it opened in 1952. It was there that Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) was accosted and insulted by a fan who recognised him (when Annie was late for the film and Alvy was waiting for her outside) in Allen’s 1977 production “Annie Hall”.
The Beekman Theatre was demolished in November 2005, and a new breast cancer research centre was erected on the site. The theatre was relocated to Clearview’s New York One & Two across the street. It was renamed the Beekman One & Two, and from October 2008 again became the Beekman Theatre. Until the very end, before the beginning of every film the theatre opened and closed the curtains.