The Neon Lights of Sunshine Cinema Have Gone Dark
The Sunshine Cinema on East Houston is one step closer to its grave. While the brickwork of the building remains bathed in orange glow, the marquee lettering was not as lucky.
As of this week, its token neon signage has gone dark. Shadows are now cast on the sidewalk below. Demolition is nigh.
This latest action at the deceased movie theater follows a week after developers held a party to celebrate its destruction and rebirth as a “boutique” office development. The nine-story glass construction will boast 65,000 square-feet of commercial office space and ground-floor retail, and will further sanitize this nook of the Lower East Side.
As previously reported, East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the property from Landmark Theaters in May 2017 for a reported $31.5 million.