Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II

70 Henry Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II

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Opened in the 1960’s, this is a lovely little twin art house in a historic neighborhood. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II screens a hand picked selection of art, foreign and independent titles.

Contributed by Dave Bonan, aj mascena

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JKane
JKane on January 7, 2007 at 1:31 am

Saw scores of movies at this relaxed, intimate theater when I lived in BH in the ‘70s. Even when it wasn’t officially an arthouse, it usually seemed to have at least one indie, foreign or offbeat film playing. From the photos, it looks like it’s upheld that tradition, with the Indian import 'Water’ and the excellent indie film ‘The King.’ Nothing special architecturally, as I recall, but an inviting venue nonetheless.

micohen
micohen on June 7, 2007 at 4:01 am

My wife and I moved to Brooklyn Heights in 2003 and go to this theater all the time. It’s a real treasure – one of the last true “neighborhood” theaters left in NYC. The management makes a real effort to program some unusual fare, and there’s almost never a crowd, so it’s easy to buy tickets at the last minute.

Alas, I’m almost nostalgic for it already. With real estate values in the Heights booming, there’s no way this place can last more than a few more years. Let’s enjoy it while it’s here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 25, 2008 at 4:28 am

We are in Borough Hall. We saw a United Artists theater, a multiplex. Nice marquee. I didn’t see it listed, though. Perhaps under another name?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm

That’s it. Thanks.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 25, 2010 at 1:22 am

This theater has been in the news because of the legal troubles of its owner: View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

There is a proposal being floated to demolish the building that houses this theater; the theater owner says he will keep the cinema going even if he has to relocate:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=5&id=48504

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on May 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Apparently, Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be saved. The landlord will be giving them a basement space in the new building. While I will miss the old space, which is charmingly small and quaint, I am glad the Cinema will be able to remain in business and hope the new space will work out for them.

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