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Developer Says He Does Not Feel Bad About Demolishing Sunshine Cinema

One of the developers who purchased the former Sunshine Cinema building says he has no qualms about demolishing the historic Lower East Side theater.

FAUST Tells the Story Behind His Sunshine Cinema Mural

If you have walked by the shuttered Sunshine Cinema lately, you probably noticed the "sunset" mural painted on the roll-down gate. As EV Grieve first noted on Feb. 22, it's the work of street artist FAUST.

Here’s the Glassy Tower Set to Replace the Historic Sunshine Cinema

Locals and independent film buffs from across the city flocked to the Sunshine Cinema over the weekend for one last visit before the theater closed for good last night.

Sunshine Cinema Closes Jan 21

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.

Demolition Application Filed For Sunshine Cinema Building

The new owners of the building housing the Sunshine Cinema have just filed for demolition of the three story structure, parts of which date back nearly 120 years.

Sunshine Cinema Building Sold For $31.5 Million; Theater to Close in January 2018

It's an announcement we've been expecting for a few years and one that many neighborhood residents have been dreading.

Sunshine Cinema in No “Imminent Danger” of Closing, But Long-Term Future Still Bleak

Our hearts sank in 2015 when it became known that brokers were trying to sell the historic 1898 property currently housing the Sunshine Cinema. The building at 139-143 East Houston St. has not yet attracted a buyer.

Sunshine Cinema Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding (Updated)

You may have seen the following message from the Sunshine Cinema this afternoon: We are temporarily closed at the moment due to repairs; we will keep you updated on when we will open. — Landmark Theatres (@LTNewYork) January 6, 2016 Managers at...

Report: Sunshine Theatre Building On the Market as Development Site

According to a report in the Real Deal, the building housing the Sunshine Cinema is up for sale. The property at 139-143 East Houston St. is being shopped around as a development site for "north of $35 million." The art...

Springsteen Documentary Premiering at Sunshine Cinema

Look out for long black limousines and pink Cadillacs on East Houston Street this evening: Springsteen & I, a new documentary about the Boss, is making its U.S. debut at the Landmark Sunshine theater at 6 p.m. The VIP private...
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