NYC: Say goodbye to Brooklyn’s Pavilion (worst movie theater ever) at a party November 1st


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]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.