Sunshine Cinema

143 E. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10002

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hdtv267 on May 9, 2020 at 2:50 am

spoke in general terms about the theatres and city dwellers being territorial. There are always exceptions to a rule, should someone make a special trip to go to a particular cinema, kudos. But that was few and far between.

If someone needs to be reminded about a virus killing family & friends because of others selfishness & stupidity by reading some prattel on a movie board, so be it. I know I won’t forget this for the rest of my life.

Yes, theatres might not reopen because of the business impact. If a particular place never reopens, and that is the reason, of course it should be documented. The Sunshine was long closed before this thing happened – I’m taking exception of the OP’s peppering it unnecessarily in an almost ghoulish manner on select comments on this site.

grindhouse on May 8, 2020 at 11:23 am

“The Sunshine was in no competition with the Lincoln Plaza or Paris since those two venues are in totally different parts of the city than the Sunshine.”

Really? Maybe for you. If a picture opened on more than one screen, my friends and I chose the best theater, most comfortable, best screen and sound and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas usually wasn’t it, even though I lived across the street from it for years.

“The last line is unnecessary. Yes, theatres are closed due to the Covid-19. We get it.”

Yeah, we get it today, but someone reading this thread in two years will get it too.

hdtv267 on May 8, 2020 at 10:35 am

You clearly do not spend much time in New York City.

The Sunshine was in no competition with the Lincoln Plaza or Paris since those two venues are in totally different parts of the city than the Sunshine.

The last line is unnecessary. Yes, theatres are closed due to the Covid-19. We get it. In fact this place was long gone before it even started, so that comment has absolutely no place here and fail to see how it’s a contribution to any conversation and what topic other than an unhealthy obsession with a deadly virus. I can’t wait until the posts start with hornet nests close to them.

moviebuff82 on May 8, 2020 at 8:08 am

it was ahead of its time when it first opened and it was the first modern art house theater that gave the Angelika a run for its money not to mention the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Paris Theater. State of the art projection and sound before Landmark at 57th took over. Sadly the cinemas are shut due to covid 19 so people are watching more movies than ever at home.

cinemasoul on October 20, 2019 at 5:38 pm

I saw The Little Hours in the last year the theater was still existing with a friend. Never realized how tiny it was. Have they demolished it yet? Such a shame about this theater. It was absolutely lovely when I went.

bigjoe59 on September 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm


does the demolition of this theater effect the
kinish bakery next door?

ridethectrain on August 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm


midtown_kc on August 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

it is gone.

DavidZornig on April 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm

I just had to gank and add that “Sunshine Sunset” graffiti shot from that article to the gallery.

DavidWallick on April 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Unfortunately, it appears that demolition is now underway.

moviebuff82 on September 6, 2018 at 5:57 am

Is it gonna be demolished?

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Now an eyesore…

DavidZornig on January 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

More pics of the Sunshine and nine other endangered NY buildings.

DavidZornig on January 22, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Follow up article.

xbs2034 on January 10, 2018 at 11:34 am

Interesting that both the Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza will close the same day.

moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Nah. Rip to sunshine and lincoln plaza cinemas next year…

bigjoe59 on December 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm


do we really need another upscale boutique for trendy hipsters??????????????

moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

By next month it’s going to be history.

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Only two more months and it’s gone…

moviebuff82 on October 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

It was ahead of its time.

Astyanax on September 10, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Remember this site when it was a boarded up warehouse. No idea behind its famed past. The opening of the Sunshine was consistent with the rapid transformation and gentrification of the LES which caused shockwaves across Williamsburg & Bushwick. Will miss its neon frontage.