I have an unusual plan for spending a Sunday night in Manhattan -- I'll be busy until 11pm or so, and my flight leaves at 6am from Newark. This means I'll likely have to leave Manhattan by 3am at the latest if I want to get there on time via public transportation.
Rather than spend a lot of money for a night at a hotel/AirBnB for just 2-3 hours of sleep, I was planning to find a movie theater with a near-midnight showing and nice seats, get a ticket for the most boring movie that is showing, put some earplugs and blinders on, and then snooze for a few hours. If I have trouble sleeping, at least I can kill a few hours watching a movie.
I'm not sure how much of this is a travel question -- the intention is certainly travel related, but perhaps this might be better on a different StackExchange (let me know if this is the case). I was hoping some of the Manhattan locals could give me some insight on this matter. In particular, I would like to know:
Are there any theaters with late night showings and nice premium seats (reclining and/or comfortable)? I've found that seating quality can vary significantly from theater to theater, and some local insight on which theaters have the best seats would be good.
Would these theaters mind if I had a backpack and a small tote bag on me? That's all the luggage I have -- I'm just not sure what policy theaters have about how much stuff you can bring into a theater since I've never tried.
Alternatively, if someone has a better idea for how I could try to sleep for a few hours in a comfortable and safe environment, that would be good too. A premium movie ticket should run ~$20, and I don't really want to spend more money than that. Perhaps there are cheap and safe hostels but I've always had a negative view of hostels... (EDIT: Also, the sound of someone else snoring really bothers me when I'm trying to sleep. I'd much rather have background movie noise than someone snoring.)