The Iconic Sunshine Cinema Building is No More

Posted on: July 10th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

The sun finally set on the Sunshine. Next up, boutique office space to further dull any edge still in the neighborhood.

The iconic Lower East Side theater at 141 East Houston is now pulverized, having spent the better part of the last few months under drills. Daylight is now visible where the decorative marquee previously held court.

What’s left of the Sunshine Cinema skeleton is shrouded behind the black death netting.

Owner-developers East End Capital and K Property Group, who together purchased the Lower East Side theater two years ago for $31.5 million, are behind the bland redevelopment. The nine-story, $90 million construction boasts eight full-floor commercial units ranging in size from 5,000 to 6,800 square-feet. Each column-free office will have 12-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, concierge services, and private terraces. Other shared amenities include an executive conference room and roof deck. There is also one multi-level retail space with 60 feet of frontage.

As for the Sunshine Cinema neon lettering, a spokesperson from East End previously confirmed that the signage is in their possession. Likely to be hoisted as some sort of trophy in the new development.

Photo: East End Capital

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