Earlier this week, Landmark confirmed to Deadline that the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston will officially close on January 21.
While the theater itself opened in 2001, the building’s structure was built in 1898, and as we previously mentioned, it’s been an iconic establishment of the Lower East Side since.
Landmark’s CEO, Ted Mundorff, told Deadline:
“We’ve known it was coming,” he said. No special programming or commemoration is planned on the final weekend, he confirmed. “There’s nothing to celebrate.”
For the next week it will continue playing its regular programming of Hostiles, The Darkest Hour, In Between, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. With the addition of Tommy Wiseu’s The Room which will be personally introduced by him from Jan. 12 through Jan. 14, and the midnight screenings of Super Fly and Dog Day Afternoon on the 19th and 20th.
Once closed, the building will be demolished and turned into a mixed-used building with offices and retail space.
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