You may remember our report that The Pavilion movie theater by Prospect Park is shutting down. It will be extensively repaired, refurbished, revamped, and deloused, and then reopened as a fancy new Nitehawk Cinema in 2017.
That’s right. One of the worst movie theaters in New York City is shutting down and becoming a swanky dine-in/adult beverage movie house. No more bed bugs. No more sticky floors. No more projection errors. No more creepy theater that’s pitch black before a movie starts because the employees won’t change the motherf**king light bulbs. No more lingering odor that’s sort of like stale urine with fruity, fig-like notes of vomit.
Seriously, The Pavilion was the worst movie theater that ever movie theater’d. Behold the Yelp reviews. I have been there several times, and it always felt like the site of a current or impending murder investigation.
To celebrate, Nitehawk is putting on a special send-off for The Pavilion on Tuesday, November 1st called “Nitehawk Pours One Out for the Pavilion”. The event takes place at The Pavilion from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It will include a cash bar, live music, free popcorn, and much more. Admission is free and open to the public.
If I didn’t have plans tomorrow, I would be there to pay my last respects to that wretched, wretched place.
To RSVP for the party at The Pavilion, click here.[via Ditmas Park Corner]