L Magazine’s Mark Asch interviewed Kenn Lowy, Heights resident, musician, and new owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Lowy talked about his plans for the beloved movie house:
L Magazine: Lowy plans to renovate the lobby, to make it “more of a coffee bar,” conducive to admiring the monthly photography exhibits he plans to show, presumably stuff he’s curating himself.
Also drawing from his connections to local artists, Lowy plans a singer-songwriter night, at least monthly. (“Since this is acoustic music, it will be quiet, so our neighbors won’t have to worry about anything loud…”) He observes, not unfairly I suppose, that “Monday and Tuesday nights are dead in all cinemas,” so that’s when he’ll give over one of the screens to a musician.
Lowy also plans to show silent films with live musical accompaniment. He looks forward to doing his own score for the Fritz Lang classic Metropolis.