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New Utopia, formerly known as Utopia, is a cinema in New York City which features retro movies. It is located on the southwest corner of fortieth and seventh, about one block north from Madison Square Garden, across from what used to be the Institute for Extraspatial Studies and the Gunga Diner.

History

On October 19, 1985, Utopia showed Template:W.[1] On October 21, the cinema showed Template:W; that night, a youth (probably Knot Tops) who was on KT-28s was outside shouting about Richard Nixon and bombs and was arrested by the police.[2] On October 27, it showed Template:W, a movie about an alien from space who warns humans about an upcoming nuclear war.[3] It was still showing the night it was destroyed by the Alien Monster and all patrons were killed.[4]

Following the massacre in New York City, Utopia was renamed New Utopia. The first movies it showed was Andrei Tarkovsky's Template:W, a Swedish film about someone's attempts to avert an upcoming holocaust; and Template:W.[4]

Trivia

  • Utopia was most likely was owned by Veidt Enterprises, and was likely used to subconsciously prepare the people for the Alien Monster and a danger from space.
  • In Template:W (1955), aliens pretend to seek help from human scientists in saving their planet, Metaluna, but secretly plot to invade Earth. Template:W (1936) explores a society in which the treat of war accelerates technological progress. Template:W (1951) features an extraterrestrial named Klaatu trying to warn Earth about nuclear war but ends up being hunted down by U.S. government forces fearful of alien invaders. These films' themes as well as the theater's name, all mirror Adrian Veidt's plot.

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