Sunshine Cinema

143 E. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10002

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 29, 2021 at 10:38 pm

1929 photo added to gallery. Also mid `80s NYC tax photo in below link.

https://www-archives-nyc.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.archives.nyc/blog/2019/5/3/the-1980s-tax-photographs?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&format=amp&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D&fbclid=IwAR10JttvJ2O8kqTEXuAcxgqXmpXgciXEKs3i-7ZUdaIKUpv13sRkr9YLuws#aoh=16059181891784&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archives.nyc%2Fblog%2F2019%2F5%2F3%2Fthe-1980s-tax-photographs

grindhouse
grindhouse on May 8, 2020 at 12:23 pm

“The Sunshine was in no competition with the Lincoln Plaza or Paris since those two venues are in totally different parts of the city than the Sunshine.”

Really? Maybe for you. If a picture opened on more than one screen, my friends and I chose the best theater, most comfortable, best screen and sound and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas usually wasn’t it, even though I lived across the street from it for years.

“The last line is unnecessary. Yes, theatres are closed due to the Covid-19. We get it.”

Yeah, we get it today, but someone reading this thread in two years will get it too.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 8, 2020 at 9:08 am

it was ahead of its time when it first opened and it was the first modern art house theater that gave the Angelika a run for its money not to mention the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Paris Theater. State of the art projection and sound before Landmark at 57th took over. Sadly the cinemas are shut due to covid 19 so people are watching more movies than ever at home.

cinemasoul
cinemasoul on October 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm

I saw The Little Hours in the last year the theater was still existing with a friend. Never realized how tiny it was. Have they demolished it yet? Such a shame about this theater. It was absolutely lovely when I went.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on September 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Hello-

does the demolition of this theater effect the
kinish bakery next door?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm

PLEASE ADD SUNSHINE CINEMA OPEN DECEMBER 21, 2001

midtown_kc
midtown_kc on August 7, 2019 at 4:21 pm

it is gone. https://ny.curbed.com/2019/8/7/20758727/sunshine-cinema-demolished-lower-east-side-east-houston?fbclid=IwAR2vSqpCcrK83IfgtwDNS51XaGTJxDxPnMki92aOP-yEyoGtE-CHB7dxkFI

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm

I just had to gank and add that “Sunshine Sunset” graffiti shot from that article to the gallery.

DavidWallick
DavidWallick on April 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Unfortunately, it appears that demolition is now underway.

https://www.boweryboogie.com/2019/04/demolition-of-sunshine-cinema-is-underway/

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 6, 2018 at 6:57 am

Is it gonna be demolished?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Now an eyesore…

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm

More pics of the Sunshine and nine other endangered NY buildings.

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/1/25/16929870/new-york-historic-buildings-demolition-photo-essay

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 23, 2018 at 12:16 am

Follow up article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/21/nyregion/sunshine-movie-theater-closing.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-0&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region

xbs2034
xbs2034 on January 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Interesting that both the Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza will close the same day.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Nah. Rip to sunshine and lincoln plaza cinemas next year…

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on December 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Hello-

do we really need another upscale boutique for trendy hipsters??????????????

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm

By next month it’s going to be history.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Only two more months and it’s gone…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

It was ahead of its time.

Astyanax
Astyanax on September 11, 2017 at 12:28 am

Remember this site when it was a boarded up warehouse. No idea behind its famed past. The opening of the Sunshine was consistent with the rapid transformation and gentrification of the LES which caused shockwaves across Williamsburg & Bushwick. Will miss its neon frontage.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

it’s gonna be closer to my side…