You only have a few more days to visit the Sunshine Cinema before the theater closes. Deadline confirmed with Landmark Theatres yesterday that the final day at 139 East Houston St. will be Sunday, Jan. 21.
As we first reported in November, demolition permits have been filed by the new property owners, East End Capital and K Property Group, to tear down the 1898 building. They plan to put up a mixed-use retail and office complex on the site. The Sunshine has been a Lower East Side mainstay since 2001.
Ted Mundorff, CEO of Landmark Theatres, told Deadline, “We’ve known it was coming.” There won’t be any special programming or fanfare on the final weekend because, as he put it, “there’s nothing to celebrate.” Landmark is now focusing on its new theater on West 57th Street.
Here’s the schedule at the Sunshine if you want to plan your final trip.