Sunshine Cinema will hold last screenings next weekend

The Lower East Side’s popular Sunshine Cinema will hold its last film screening next weekend.

The theater is set to close its doors on Sunday, Jan. 21, Deadline reports. Sunshine, a Houston Street staple for local cinephiles, had screenings listed through Saturday, Jan. 20, on its website as of Friday afternoon. The theater was showing a mix of current and past releases, including the Winston Churchill drama “Darkest Hour,” Al Pacino’s Brooklyn-set “Dog Day Afternoon” and the 1972 flick “Super Fly.”

“We’ve known it was coming,” Ted Mundorff, the CEO of Sunshine’s parent company, Landmark Theatres, told Deadline of the looming closure. Housed in a former Yiddish theater building constructed in 1898, the theater has shown new hits, indie cult flicks and more since 2001.

Patrons expecting the five-screen cinema to wrap up its nearly two-decade-long run on the LES with a special celebration will be sorely disappointed.

“There’s nothing to celebrate,” Mundorff said, confirming that no farewell screenings will be planned.

Landmark also operates a theater on 57th Street, which it opened last August.


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