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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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