Construction for Brooklyn Heights Cinema Slated for Spring

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that construction on the property at the corner of Orange and Henry is due to begin this spring.

The developers who plan to turn Brooklyn Heights’ shuttered movie theater into condos expect to start construction in spring 2016 and complete the job in fall 2017, according to Colin Lieu, who handles social media for Madison Estates.

The developer and its joint-venture partner JMH Development are planning a five-story building with about 24,000 square feet of residential space and 1,200 square feet of ground-floor retail at 70 Henry St., Lieu said in an email.

The property will be considerably smaller than the other condo developments at the north end of Henry Street, but it continues the trend of conversions from commercial to development in that part of the neighborhood.

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  • HereToStay

    The first rendering that was rejected was 1000 times nicer and a better all-around design. This kind of looks cheap – very surprised they liked it better…

  • Jorale-man

    It looks as if the facade isn’t flush with the building line on Henry Street – kind of like the new high-rise on Montague that took over half the sidewalk. If that’s the case it shows a real disregard for pedestrians and the integrity of the streetscape.

  • HereToStay

    Yes, clearly sticking out. Doesn’t look good – but they probably have the right to build-out as far as the apartment building that houses Bevacco — looks like that sticks out further than the other buildings on the block; so this one will match that corner.

  • DIBS

    Sad the cinema had to close but the building itself is a sorry eyesore.

  • Coco

    I’m so glad they’re putting up condos. We don’t have enough in the area. I really hope they fill the retail space with a pharmacy, sushi place and pizza joint. We really need those.

  • Boerum Bill

    That whirring sound is Mailer spinning in his grave.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    A cell phone provider retail store would be nice too, or a nail salon.

  • Andrew Porter

    Nice that they’re finally moving their butts on the demolition and construction, but dumb that the property owner forced Kenn Lowy, Heights Cinema proprietor, to close down over 15 months ago, leaving the empty building, which attracted graffiti, and deprived the neighborhood of a working cinema for all that time.

    Meanwhile, another empty eyesore, 100 Clark Street, aka 1 Monroe Place, remains empty and ugly. Wish I knew what was happening there…