New York, NY - Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on Lower East Side will close next year

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on May 19, 2017 at 4:34 am

Medium

From Curbed NY: New York City is about to lose another independent cinema. Rumors have been swirling for years that Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street would be redeveloped, and now, the New York Post reports that it’s a done deal. According to the paper, developers East End Capital and K Property Group closed a $31.5 million deal for the movie theater, with plans to redevelop it into “a mixed-use development with retail and upstairs office space.”

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema opened in 2001 in a building that had served as a theater for more than a century, first for vaudeville acts and then for film screenings. But the theater has been in trouble for a few years now, and was dealt a blow in 2012 when the local community board voted against a plan that would have allowed the cinema to serve food and drinks.

While East End and K Property Group are obviously still in the early stages of developing the space, they’ve ruled out a movie theater or other sort of nightlife for the building. “We see the transition from bar and nightlife area to a live/work environment,” East End’s Jonathon Yormak told the Post.

The building itself measures 30,000 square feet currently, and comes with 20,000 square feet of air rights. No word yet on how, or if, the developer plans to use those.

The folks at Landmark, meanwhile, will have their hands full with a new movie theater in Midtown West—specifically, in Bjarke Ingels’s “courtscraper,” Via 57 West. As we previously reported, “the new theater will apparently have a private bar where Q&A’s and special events can be held, along with ‘unique design elements’ like a video wall and a special light display.… [and] the theaters themselves will be equipped with plush leather recliners, plenty of concessions, and laser projection screens.”

Story link: https://ny.curbed.com/2017/5/18/15660566/lower-east-side-sunshine-cinema-closing

ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at historictheatres.org

Visit our site also to learn about our Los Angeles Conclave this June!

Comments (10)

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on May 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

Bummer. I always liked the Sunshine and wish they’d been able to get that food/booze license.

sportstoto365
sportstoto365 on February 16, 2021 at 9:38 am

Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my sportstoto? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Many thanks 토토사이트

sportstoto365
sportstoto365 on February 16, 2021 at 9:38 am

This design is incredible! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog Excellent job. 카지노사이트

sportstoto365
sportstoto365 on February 16, 2021 at 9:39 am

This is very attention-grabbing, You are a very professional blogger. I have joined your rss feed and sit up for seeking extra of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks! 파워볼

john1132
john1132 on June 2, 2022 at 6:34 pm

This is very eye catching, You are an exceptionally proficient blogger. I have joined your rss channel and sit in the mood for looking for extra of your superb post. Likewise, I have shared your site in my informal organizations https://truckpartsuperstore.ca/blogs/news/best-selling-automotive-accessories-of-2021

Thomtom
Thomtom on June 9, 2022 at 12:45 am

Nice content. I love how it was written. PLease check on Lead Generation Edmonton

Thank you.

HongSoohyun
HongSoohyun on June 22, 2022 at 5:21 am

“Safety Playground offers a variety of bonus and coupon events. It provides an advantageous betting environment that can secure betting space from the user’s point of view rather than the betting company’s point of view. We offer a variety of benefits to our members, such as a first charge bonus, a sudden charge bonus, a friend referral bonus, an all-in-payback bonus, a winning bonus, an attendance check bonus, and an attendance bonus. ”안전놀이터

HongSoohyun
HongSoohyun on June 22, 2022 at 5:21 am

“live game There are hundreds of online casinos that offer live casino games to their players. The best part is that players can enjoy the gameplay from the comfort of their own home. +F30:G30” 카지노사이트

HongSoohyun
HongSoohyun on June 22, 2022 at 5:21 am

“Operation period, Toto Community deposit presence/absence, meal history presence/absence, etc. are accurately investigated and reflected in the recommendation score. In particular, the size of the deposit within the community is largely reflected in the recognition score. ” 토토사이트

john1132
john1132 on June 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

Decent happy. I love the delightful way it was composed. Kindly keep an eye on bed bug extermination

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment