I thought of the old New Yorker theater the other day because it is where my brother and I saw Tron. Our old man dropped us off outside the theater and we asked some grown ups to get us in. Later, I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show there. This was well past the theater's prime, but I am fortunate enough to remember a bunch of the old movie theaters on the Upper West Side.
My favorite was The Regency which showed double features of old Hollywood movies. I'll never forget seeing Harry Langdon's The Strong Man (directed by Frank Capra). My bro did a spot-on imitation of Langdon by the time we got home.
I also remember the Metro and the Cinema Village and the Thalia, and downtown there was St. Marks 80.