Brooklyn Heights Cinema Saved!

02/22/2012 3:38 PM |


Brooklyn Heights Cinema will still have a place at 70 Henry Street—even if a new building is at that address, the Brooklyn Paper reports. In January, it surfaced that the landlord hoped to raze the structure that currently houses the twin cinema and replace it with a five-story building. It was feared the Cinema might have to close, or, residents worried, move to another neighborhood, like nearby DUMBO. But the landlord now says he will allow the theater to occupy the first-floor commercial space of the building he hopes to put up. “We were inspired by the community [response] and revised our plans to accommodate [theater owner Kenn Lowy],” the landlord told the paper. Construction, though—which could begin as early as fall—would take at least two years, during which Brooklyn Heights Cinema would have to find a temporary home. So the theater may wind up in DUMBO yet—if only for a spell.