Best stand-up/dance/ burlesque club inside a movie theater (2008)

Rififi/Cinema Classics

Sometimes, the infinite number of choices for where to go out in the city can be overwhelming. Do you feel like seeing stand-up? Maybe an old horror flick? What about a punk-rock dance party? Head over to Rififi/Cinema Classics seven nights a week, and you'll get all of those things—and for dirt cheap (if not free), too. Formerly the movie theater of the video sales store Cinema Classics, the low-key, 50-seat venue also has a bar in front with vintage sofas to lounge on. Burlesque dancers bump and grind Thursdays and Sundays; hipster dance parties happen Saturdays; and a lineup of talented comedians (like regulars Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale) take the stage four to five nights a week. Free horror classics play every Monday, with $3 PBR drink specials and DJs. If only they sold pot behind the counter, you'd think you had died and gone to Amsterdam.

Location Details

332 E. 11th St.
New York NY 10003


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