Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nitehawk Cinema--Prospect Park

While we were taking a break from theatres, in December, a new movie house opened in Park Slope.

Nitehawk Prospect Park
 Sakeenah Saleem/Nitehawk

Bklyner. Blog, Liena Zagare, December 19, 2018:
“Nitehawk Prospect Park opens today in the building last occupied by The Pavillion [sic] movie house at 188 Prospect Park West with a 3:30 PM screening of The World Before Your Feet.”

“The beautifully restored movie house has 7 theatres to show movies to 650 patrons at a time, and is now accessible to people with disabilities thanks to an elevator.”

Gothamist, Scott Lynch, December 19, 2018:
“The basic footprint of the Pavilion remains, though the two screens on the main floor were removed to make room for the kitchen. The theaters with the smaller screens tend to have a flatter grade—the sight lines are still fine, even with someone tall sitting in front of you—while Theaters 1 and 2 are the big stadium seating venues. The latter will be ideal for blockbusters such as Mary Poppins Returns and Aquaman, both showing this week, while the former is just fine for the likes of the superb Japanese film Shoplifters, also now playing.”, Betsy Kim, December 21, 2018:
“After extensive capital improvements, the movie theater at 188 Prospect Park West, formerly known as the Pavilion Theater, has been redesigned and reopened as the Nitehawk Prospect Park. The new 34,000 square-foot, 620-seat cinema house now has seven theaters and serves cocktails, beer and food such as burgers, tater tots and truffle popcorn.”

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.
The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index.