Future for the Loew’s Canal?

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 18, 2010 at 7:45 am

NEW YORK, NY — The long dormant Loew’s Canal Theatre could have a new life as a local performing arts center.

Hidden deep behind a shuttered electronics shop on Canal Street is what an Asian-American arts group hopes will become the Lincoln Center of Chinatown — a massive 2,300-seat theater that’s been sealed off for three decades.

The former Loews Canal theater at the corner of Ludlow Street is a sleeping giant of a performance space that has been the target of a six-year-long effort to create a new cultural center in a neighborhood that has struggled to recover from 9/11.

But for the first time the project may have the backing of the building’s owners, local banker Thomas Sung and his family, who late last month agreed to launch feasibility studies for the arts project.

Read the full story in the New York Post.

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Comments (2)

TLSLOEWS on January 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

Any word on this theatre lately?

WilliamMcQuade on January 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I was in this theater years ago when it was a storage facility for a local hardware store. It was in great shape & it would be fabulous if it happened. I have no idea what the lobby looked like originally & what it looks like now.

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