|After the last show at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Photo:MK.Metz|
After the last showings Wednesday night, the little two-screen cinema shut its doors forever.
The low-rise white movie house on Henry Street in the north Heights was the "oldest and longest running independently and locally owned and operated cinema in New York City."
Musician Kenn Lowy bought the business in 2011. On the cinema's website, he says:
"We will be relocating to DUMBO in the early fall. The reason for our move is twofold. The number one reason is that nowadays there are not enough movie goers in Brooklyn Heights to sustain a two screen cinema. The other reason is that the building that the Brooklyn Heights Cinema has called home for over 40 years is being sold. While economics would have forced this move anyway, it happened now because of the impending sale."
Lowry said on Wednesday that the theater won't be moving to reBar as previously thought, but he is looking at other sites in DUMBO.
We look forward to following him there for our movie fix.
(Shout out to Willie, the former projectionist!)
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