Built in 1898, the Sunshine Cinema building had a quite turbulent and interesting historical path, going back to its first tenant.
After a $7,000 renovation in the summer of 2013, Houston Hippodrome operated for another 4 years. In 1917 is was permanently closed down.
“Landmark has restored the theatre back to its artistic roots and now offers the art-house film lover five state-of-the-art screens dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film as well as non-traditional studio programming.
The Sunshine Cinema has exceptional presentation and amenities including stadium seating, Dolby Digital Surround EX sound and gourmet concessions. The theatre also offers attractions such as a Japanese rock garden and a viewing bridge that offers breathtaking city views from the third story spectacular glass annex.”
Be sure to see their schedule of independent films. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience, specially after learning about it’s history, right?
Enjoy your night out in this cinema in the East Village!
Lastly, if you want to enjoy and explore the neighborhood, you have go for dinner at the Filipino restaurant, Maharlika, or the Jamaican-inspired, Miss Lily’s Café. Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, Ray’s Candy Store is opened 24 hours and they serve the best fried oreos!
For the night owls, you can see what’s going on at Piano’s. And for the culture crowd, Nuyorican Poet Café is our top local pick! Be sure to ask for Raul when going there, and mention Fernanda, our Founder, to him!
Unfortunately, our friends at Untapped Cities posted an update about Sunshine Cinema and informed that it’s slated to demolition.
Read here to see why.
We have to say, we are devastated to loose, yet another independent cinema in New York City.
Location: 143 East Houston Street