With Redevelopment Looming, the Sunshine Cinema Becomes a Public Toilet

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

As we await demolition, the Sunshine Cinema is devolving at quite a clip. It’s now a literal shit-house.

Indeed, the former arty theater has become the local bathroom of choice for many drunks and vagrants, some of whom congregate in nearby Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The movie poster frames on the facade closest to Forsyth Street are busted, tagged with layers of graffiti, and joined by loads of garbage and human waste on the sidewalk below.

Demolition of the iconic Sunshine was supposed to have happened already, too. Back in the spring, ahead of the eventual conversion to boutique office space.

Sunshine’s sunset by Faust, March 2018

As previously reported, K Property Group and East End Capital together purchased the property in May 2017 for $31.5 million. The end game is to replace the 1898-era theater with a nine-story, 65,000 square-foot construction. Plans for the $9.5 million were submitted to Department of Buildings back in March, but remain in a “disapproved” status as of August 2018.

The newcomer will look something like this.

But, until then, watch out or you might get shit foot…

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