The Brooklyn Eagle reports today that the owners of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema are planning to expand with two more screens and a wine bar. Of course, this is all pending Landmarks approval:
Brooklyn Eagle: Movie Theater Looks to Expand…: “People really support this theater,” continued Mascena, a visual artist who has managed theaters in Brooklyn for the past 10 years. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Yet even diamond-in-the-rough businesses must stay current or risk falling to the wayside, especially in brownstone Brooklyn. To this end, Mascena revealed to the Brooklyn Eagle that Screen Arts Corporation, the owner of Heights Cinema, is in the beginning stages of expanding the small, art movie-focused theater into Brooklyn’s own Angelica. Plans include building two additional theaters above the existing low-rise building, and renovating the basement — which is a former bakery — into a wine bar/restaurant. Owner Norman Adie has secured a lawyer and architect to work on the renovation plans, she said.
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