Riverspace Arts Center

119 Main Street,
Nyack, NY 10960

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Riverspace Arts Center

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Opened as the Nyack Cinema on August 30, 1972. Later renamed Cinema East, a single-screen cinema with (at the time) the largest screen in Rockland County. The last films to show under that name were “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (which showed every Saturday at midnight) and “Mission: Impossible”.

It closed in 1996, and was converted into the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center. It later changed its name to the Helen Hayes Theatre Company, and in October 2006 changed its name again, to Riverspace Arts in Nyack.

Along with many musicals and other dramatic productions, the theatre also still occasionally plays films.

Contributed by David Shetterly

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mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 29, 2007 at 12:03 pm

The theatre’s actual name is The Riverspace Arts Center. The original curtain and huge screen was removed to make room for the stage and lighting equipment. They still run 35mm movies on a regular basis on a large roll down screen.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on August 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

The theatre was heavily damaged in a flood in June 2011, and reportedly will not be re-opening.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm

This opened as Nyack Cinema on August 30th, 1972. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

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