Late last week, the Pavilion's beleaguered manager sent a letter to the website Park Slope Parents, denying three years' worth of bedbug accusations while also apologizing profusely for the stake of the theater and laying the blame at the feet of corporate—that is, the digital exhibitors Cinedigm.
The manager, the Park Slope Patch reported last week, "believes that the primary function of the theater is to serve as a test site for Cinedigm digital movie technology, and is perhaps the reason why endless requests for repairs from theater staff are never met with any answers at all from the company."
Yesterday, the Patch followed up, having been belatedly contacted by someone from corporate: “We are definitely in the process of making some big changes there,” said an executive. ("The specifics have not yet been revealed," the Patch notes, "but the theater is currently accepting bids.") She continued, equally vaguely:
It’s an 80-year-old theater, when we first got it put in a bunch of changes,” said Calcaterra. “We’re in the process again of a very significant overhaul of a lot of the infrastructure. We apologize for the situation right now but its definitely on our radar.
New seats and carpets are planned; the executive also admitted that once, they found a bug—not that they're sure it was a bed bug!—and are now spraying regularly.