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Catching Up With Kenn Lowy: The Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas

Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, at the end of its 42-year run, was the oldest independently-owned cinema in all of New York City. When the cinema shut off its projectors for good in 2014, the neighborhood collectively mourned the loss of yet another community sanctuary. A place where neighbors and visitors gathered for shared experiences. A place […]

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Heights Cinema Owner Interview in Eagle

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema has not died. It exists, in the form of a digital projector, some seats, and sundry items, in storage. Its hoped-for re-opening, if and when it happens, will likely be somewhere outside, but not too far from, the Heights. Interviewed by Matthew Taub of Brooklyn Brief and published in the Eagle, […]

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With 70 Henry Street in Contract the Brooklyn Heights Cinema Will Close on August 27 and Look for a New Location

A spokesperson for Massey Knakal tells BHB that 70 Henry Street, currently the home of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, is in contract to be sold. The theater will go dark on Thursday, August 27 after 44 years of operation. Kenn Lowy, who has run the Cinema since 2011, has plans to open at a new […]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Offering Discounted Tickets via Dealflicks

The NY Daily News reports that four Brooklyn movie theaters, including the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, have been working with California based startup Dealflicks to offer discounted tickets. The company says that users can save up to 60%.

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Owner: We’re Not Moving Until We Have To

The New York Daily News covers the Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s successful Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for digital projection. Owner Kenn Lowy addresses the question on everyone’s mind – will the theater have to move soon as its landlord is looking to sell (for $7.5 million) or lease (for $30K/month) the building. NYDN: The theater […]

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Saved by the Internet: Brooklyn Heights Cinema Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema has hit its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 for new projection equipment. As of this morning, the theater has raised a little over $31,000. BHC owner Kenn Lowy posted: WOW! I could write that “we did it”, but “You did it!” We cannot thank you enough for getting us over the top. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Finance Digital Projection

Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy has set up an Indiegogo campaign to help save the theater. No, it’s not to buy the building, it’s to help the theater convert from 35mm film projection to digital. “If we don’t make the transition to digital,” Lowy warns, “we lose the opportunity to show some exciting films. In […]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy Responds To 70 Henry Street’s Owner Listing Building For Sale

The saga of 70 Henry Street continues as Tom Caruana, owner of the building, has listed it for sale this week with real estate agency Massey Knakal. As the property is currently home to the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, the Cinema’s owner, Kenn Lowy, has issued this response which has also been posted at the movie […]

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Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn Heights Cinema To Crowdfund Potential Move To DUMBO

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy maybe crowdfunding a move to temporary digs in DUMBO while the fate its 70 Henry Street location is worked out by landmarks and the building’s owner.

BHB covered this subject, with quotes and comment from Lowy last month.

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Landmarks Commission Rejects Second Cinema Site Plan

Although Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy spoke in favor of the proposal, The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has now rejected a second plan for a structure to replace the present Cinema building at 70 Henry Street that would have several floors of apartments and space for the Cinema on the […]

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