by Mark Rabinowitz

Miramax Films, Crown Theaters and City Cinemas have entered into an agreement
under which the company will have a New York City screening venue on the Upper
East Side. Located on 3rd Avenue between 57th and 58th streets, the 580-seat
showcase gives Miramax a permanent presence in this upscale neighborhood. The
showplace launched on December 25th as the Gotham Theatre with the premiere
of Miramax's "Jackie Brown". Immediately following that run, the venue will
screen Martin Scorsese's "100 Years of Cinema", and the theater's name will
change to the Paradiso, echoing the name of the Miramax-released film, "Cinema
". The theatre will continue to be managed and booked on a day-to-day
basis by City Cinemas.