The Heights Cinema will have a home in the new building to be constructed on its site:
The Brooklyn Paper: Landlord Tom Caruana says he will save space for the beloved movie house on Henry Street when he tears down the old-timey theater and constructs a new apartment building at the site — succumbing to community pressure to keep the neighborhood icon around.
“The theater has been saved!” said proprietor Kenn Lowy, a local musician who bought the tumbledown picture palace last summer. “Now we can move forward.”
According to the Brooklyn Paper story, the new building will have space for a single screen theater in the basement, and “a lobby for art and singer-songwriters on the first floor.” The design for the five story building has not yet been finalized, so construction is not likely to start until later this year. The Cinema therefore has several months left in its present digs. Lowy will have to find temporary quarters for the Cinema to last until construction, which is expected to take about two years, is completed.