Permits Filed for 9-Story Sunshine Cinema Replacement
The Sunshine Cinema is headlong into its next life as a bougie boutique office building. Developers filed the permit application materials to the Department of Buildings on Friday for the new nine-story construction.
The $9.5 million job will result in a 65,000 square-foot glass tumor at the rebranded 141 East Houston Street. Demolition of the 1898-era theater will commence later this spring, likely in two months or so. It’s designed by Roger Ferris.
The city’s plan examination is in process, but DOB already rejected the initial submission, according to public records. The pending permit carries a status of “drawings incomplete.”
The five-screen indie movie house closed for good at the end of January after seventeen years on the block.
[h/t EV Grieve]