Sunshine Cinema

143 E. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10002

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

No Mike, the new site is on the WEST SIDE, on the other side of Manhattan, almost on the Hudson River. The Durst Building is an odd triangular residence building with restaurants and bars at ground level.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

So I can’t tell by the articles is this over where the Sutton used to stand?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 8, 2017 at 6:54 am

The eight screen Landmark 57 West is now set for a September 2017 opening.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:46 am

It’s because of the lease expiration.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 29, 2017 at 5:49 am

Cinemasoul, this theatre is not closing for lack of business.

cinemasoul on June 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm

I was reading a few websites and, looking at the prices at this theater, the big mistake they made was trying to compete with the Angelika. The tickets for this theater are expensive. I’m surprised they aren’t offering matinee prices, but the same can be said for The Angelika too. At the same time, it’s an expensive theater to run. I think had they offered competitive packages to college students they would be like Cinema Village, but who knows. It’s a shame it will be razed. I wish they keep some parts of the interior.

moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm

it’s still among the top listed theaters on the home page of CT.

Willburg145 on May 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm

According to the gothamist, the Sunshine is closing.

theatrefan on May 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yes folks, the Sunshine Cinema is a goner unfortunately, it’s slated to close in January 2018 –

moviebuff82 on April 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

How did the theater get its name?

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Not really. It still does well for indie films and is known for showing midnight showings of cult movies.

bigjoe59 on December 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm


is this theater really in any eminent danger of closing any time soon? people had been talking about the eminent closing of the Ziegfeld yearsssssssssssss before it actually happened.

moviebuff82 on September 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

Perhaps reserved seating is a good idea. Look at the Alamo Drafthouse chain. Maybe they can buy the Sunshine.

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Is it still for sale? Maybe someone can buy it like AMC and renovate it with recliners and reserved seating.

moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Oh boy….they were known for showing midnight runs of popular movies during the weekends according to the ads in New York Times. Which leaves other theaters still running.

Metropolite on May 9, 2015 at 4:56 am

The Sunshine is for sale.

TheALAN on December 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Landmark Theatres rescue of The Sunshine — after a 50-year hiatus — gives hope that some of our historic theaters may survive after all. Unfortunately, in the restoration of this theater’s facade, Landmark chose not to replicate the theater’s historic marquee. Instead, block letters illuminated in neon were used. Not quite restoration!

Astyanax on December 20, 2014 at 6:43 am

Can’t imagine a more fitting venue for the red carpet premiere given the theatre’s location in the heart of what was once a center of counter-culture satire. Hopefully, in defiance of the N. Korean gangsters the premiere will soon take place here.

moviebuff82 on December 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

The red carpet premiere of the interview which was supposed to be here was canceled due to political issues surrounding Sony and North Korea.

CSWalczak on October 4, 2012 at 8:21 am

Landmark is seeing to provide food and liquor service at this theater, according to this article.

moviebuff82 on May 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

How does the sunshine compare with other indie houses in NYC?

mp775 on May 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

Sunshine in the 1980s from the NYC Department of Records.

mp775 on June 17, 2011 at 5:54 am

bigjoe – Houston Street was widened in the 1930s when the subway was built beneath it.