SVA acquires Chelsea West

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 7, 2008 at 8:00 am

NEW YORK, NY — A bright future may be in store for the Chelsea West Cinemas. New York’s School of Visual Arts is renovating it to serve as a repertory house.

One of the boldest moves in Gotham exhibition this decade is taking shape along a quiet stretch of West 23rd Street.

The Clearview Chelsea West Cinemas, a somewhat unlikely center of gravity for the film biz in recent years, has been acquired by the School of Visual Arts. The school, which signed a 26-year lease to operate the site, is renaming it the Visual Arts Theater and renovating inside and out under the guidance of noted designer Milton Glaser.

More at Variety.

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Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on April 7, 2008 at 8:46 am

This is great news, and a smart move for the School of Visual Arts.

My alma mater, the Savannah College of Art and Design, restored the Trustees Theater and now uses the facility to host its annual film festival and other programming throughout the year.

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