Just weeks after the reopening of Manhattan’s Biograph Theater as the Angelika 57 art house, the former manager of the Biograph is relocating downtown to the Gramercy Theater.Frank Rowley, repping the not-for-profit EVAC-Biograph Theater Fund, will bring back full-time 35mm revival programming to New York at the 574-seat Gramercy, beginning April 17 with a series saluting Hollywood musicals made in New York. On April 16 Rowley is holding an open house for contributors who worked on bringing back the Biograph programming since that site shut down 18 months ago. EVAC is leasing the Gramercy from its owner, the Samuel Goldwyn Co., which has been operating the theater as a firstrun house in recent years under the aegis of local theater chain City Cinemas. Following the musical series, Rowley will offer a retrospective honoring Audrey Hepburn.
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