Brooklyn Heights Cinema Closing This Month

Earlier this month, we brought you guys our annual Best of Brooklyn issue and one of the standouts was Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which managed to avert closing its doors through a successful $30,000 Kickstarter campaign—or so it seemed.

Apparently, the new digital projectors purchased with that money weren’t enough to save the theater from the beast that is New York City real estate. DNAinfo reports that the building housing the theater at 70 Henry Street was finally purchased for somewhere in the neighborhood of $7.5 million and theater owner Kenn Lowy must vacate the premise by August 27.

There’s no word yet on who purchased the building, but the good news is that Lowy isn’t giving up on his 40-year-old business quite yet. He told DNAinfo that he plans to find a new home for him, his employees and his shiny, new equipment. And no matter where they land, the theater will still go by Brooklyn Heights Cinema.

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