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Here’s Your Chance to See Michael Cera on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

Fans of Michael Cera, it’s your time. The actor is scheduled to make an appearance at the Metrograph theater tonight, just before a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at 7:30pm. He’ll be introducing the “modern cult classic” to the small audience on Ludlow Street. The screening of Scott Pilgrim caps the weeklong film […]

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There was Reportedly a Bomb Scare Yesterday at the Sunshine Cinema [Updated]

Last modified August 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm

If you were courageous enough to head into the soupy atmosphere yesterday, you may have noticed the substantial police presence outside the Sunshine Cinema. Counter terrorist cops (“strategic response group”) were crawling, bomb-sniffing dogs on the hunt, leaving East Houston cordoned off. Unconfirmed word on the street is that someone called in a bomb threat […]

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Doc Nabs Weeklong Residency at Metrograph Theater

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Get that sack of quarters ready… Ten months after its premiere at the IFC Center, the indie film about the classic Chinatown Fair Arcade is coming home. To Chinatown, that is. The flick has a weeklong residency at the Metrograph theater on Ludlow Street, beginning tonight. The Lost Arcade dabbles in “technostalgia,” and has been in the works […]

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Final Season of ‘Girls’ Filming Along the Bowery Today

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

Get ready for a shitshow. Girls is returning to the borderlands of Lower East Side and Little Italy today. The film shoot is headquartered along the Bowery, above Delancey, and points west. Scenes shot today will make it into the sixth and final season, slated to air in 2017. Perhaps another pit-stop at Tom & […]

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Amazon’s 1980s Throwback Series ‘Red Oaks’ is Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

Amazon’s coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks, is taking over the Bowery environs today to shoot scenes for its upcoming second season. This area has seen a flurry of filming activity in recent months; expect more Haddad’s trailers to park up the thoroughfare. And Jennifer Grey. Red Oaks is a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s. A mashup […]

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Forest Whitaker’s Biopic About the ‘Roxanne Wars’ of 1980s Hip Hop is Filming on Orchard Street Today

Posted July 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

Hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante is getting the biopic treatment. A new film is in the works about the so-called “Roxanne Wars” of the 1980s in New York City. The feature – dubbed Roxanne, Roxanne for the popular U.T.F.O. B-side hit of same – chronicles Shante’s rise from 14-year-old MC to hip-hop gold all because of a […]

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‘Summer Movies in Seward Park’ Launches Tonight with ‘Wizard of Oz’

Posted July 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

In a further effort to heighten its citywide profile, the Seward Park Conservancy recently announced a movies-in-the-park program for the remainder of summer. “Summer Movies in Seward Park,” as it’s called, kicks off tonight with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. The nascent film series is presented in conjunction with the Lower East Side’s newest […]

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HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Back on the LES Today for More Filming

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side will again be transported to its former life in the 1970s, courtesy of HBO. For the rest of the day, the highly-anticipated New York City porn drama, The Deuce, will be filming scenes around the neighborhood. A large swath of territory from the Bowery to Essex Street, in fact. Evoking the nickname […]

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HBO Scratches Scorsese/Jagger Music Drama ‘Vinyl’ After 1 Season

Last modified June 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

You won’t be seeing the revived Max’s Kansas City or other exotic throwback sets around the Lower East Side anymore. Or casting calls asking for extras. Vinyl was scratched from the HBO roster this week after a mere ten episodes on the network. The highly polarizing period piece (you either loved or loathed it) was produced by Martin […]

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David Simon’s HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted June 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

Recent HBO programming has a hard-on for the Lower East Side. It’s not just the seventies period piece Vinyl which recently scouted the neighborhood, but also porn drama The Deuce. Correct. The new show – centered on the porn industry that encapsulated Times Square in the 1970s – will film scenes on Rivington Street today. Standard “no […]

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