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VISIT: Holiday Film Book Fair at Metrograph

  • Metrograph 7 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002 (map)
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Metrograph’s annual holiday Film Book Fair is back!

Nestled in the historic Lower East Side, Metrograph is more than just a 35mm movie theater; it’s an intentional community space for cinephiles. Founded by Alexander Olch, Metrograph specializes in 35mm screenings (of course…), but also features a Commissary restaurant, a balcony lounge, a bookstore, and a candy shop. A venue as much inspired by the glamour of 1920s New York cinema houses, like the Beekman, the Plaza, and the Ziegfeld (all closed today), as by the iconic eateries of the Old Hollywood studio backlots, frequented by the iconic stars, writers, producers, and stagehands of the Golden Age of Cinema.  

Attend Metrograph’s 2018 Holiday Book Fair, and peruse hundreds of newly acquired vintage cinema books, rare periodicals and out-of-print monographs. Take home a signed copy of Ethel Merman’s autobiography, or a 1934 issue of Experimental Cinema, focused on Eisenstein’s ¡Que Viva Mexico! Vendors include: New York Review Books, Posteritati, Light Industry, Grove Press and more.

Everyone has at least one friend who loves watching old movies, who wishes they could live life in black & white celluloid. Buy that friend’s perfect holiday gift at Metrograph... or anyone else with a penchant for kooky antiques.

And when you’re beat from shopping, stop over at the Commissary for an Old Hollywood inspired cocktail!