New art house in Ithaca

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 21, 2006 at 7:45 am

ITHACA, NY — Despite direct competition from local theaters, plans have been put into motion for a new five screen theater built to show independent films.

7th Art Corporation, the operator of Cinemapolis and Fall Creek Pictures, plans to open a five-screen stadium-seating movie theater with 500 to 600 seats.

“The movie theater will focus mainly on independent and art films, unlike the Pyramid Mall Theater, but all the movies will be first-run, unlike the Cornell Cinema,” said Community Development Director Nels Bohn. “The push for this project really began in 2001, but now finally with public approval, we are hopeful that everything will be completed by spring 2008.”

To read more, go to The Cornell Daily Sun.

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