For Some Reason, Google Thinks Temple Emanu-El on the UES is a Movie Theater

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 at 5:12 am by
Temple Emanu-el, Photo: Samuel Gruber

Temple Emanu-el, Photo: Samuel Gruber

Call it a case of mistaken identity. An Upper East Side synagogue branded as a movie theater.

While searching theaters across the city for screenings of Bad Grandpa (yeah, yeah), a strange location popped up in Google. Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side appeared as a fully-fledged, seven-screen cineplex. Other showtime listings hubs that erroneously corroborate this info are movietickets.com and showtimes.com.

We weren’t the only ones who noticed, though. Apparently the iconic Reform synagogue has been flooded with calls recently, and they’re fed up. Administrator Mark Heutlinger told the Forward that it’s a mistake, yet the phone continues to ring and movie-goers are still appearing on the doorstep.

Definitely sounds like a prank. Regardless, Temple Emanu-El administrators are frantically trying to solve the problem, but aren’t sure how. Their first step is contacting the offending websites. So far, no dice.

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On the flip-side, it could be pretty cool to catch a blockbuster flick there.

And here are the movies playing at this fictional theater:

Thor: The Dark World
Last Vegas
Bad Grandpa
Free Birds
Ender’s Game
Thor: The Dark World 3D
Captain Phillips

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