Sag Harbor, NY – Nonprofit takes charge of Sag Harbor theater ravaged by fire

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on April 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

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From the New York Post: A Hamptons nonprofit group led by artist April Gornik — the wife of painter Eric Fischl — is taking over the Sag Harbor Cinema, which was damaged by a December fire.

The Sag Harbor Partnership’s buying the theater from owner Gerald Mallow, who’s owned the theater of 38 years. Gornick’s group aims to raise funds from private donors through SagHarborPartnership.org for the renovation, and to launch the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center with year-round “education, outreach and programming.”

New plans include a café and the theater’s art deco facade will be rebuilt, complete with the original, salvaged sign.

A July 16 fête will honor Mallow and benefit the cinema.

Story link: http://pagesix.com/2017/04/11/flicker-of-hope-for-historic-sag-harbor-theater-ravaged-by-fire/

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