Once a renowned Yiddish theater, this comfortable venue has snazz and chutzpah to spare. Intimate cinemas and excellent sound are a beautiful complement to the indie fare; here, too, is New York’s most consistently excellent midnight series.
Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
|Venue name:||Landmark's Sunshine Cinema||Contact:|
143 E Houston St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||$13.50, seniors and children $10. Midnight screenings $10|
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- This comic update of the world crystallised by Raymond Chandler charts the disastrous involvement of laidback dopehead Jeff 'the Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) in a kidnapping case involving the wife of his millionaire namesake (Huddleston). The Dude is...Read more
- The bearded-hipster image of Brooklyn has gone so global, it’s almost miraculous that a film would succeed in making the borough seem exotic again—by reaching back to its blue-collar Dodgers-loving past. That’s one of the many feats of Irish direc...Read more
- After directing the taut 2012 hostage thriller A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm reteams with star Pilou Asbæk for another terse tale of men in crisis. Asbæk is Claus Pedersen, commander of a group of Danish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. A decent,...Read more
- Like all of Charlie Kaufman’s screenplays (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), his latest, which he also codirected, provides a man in crisis and invites us to enjoy—or recoil from—his fantasies. Stop-motion p...Read more
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I imagine walking into the Sunshine Cinema feels like what it was like to walk around the LES in the late 80s and early 90s. It has managed to retain this grunge, cool-kid, artsy vibe, while still feeling relevant and well-kept. I love coming here to see independent films or midnight showings of cult films. The location is perfect to make a night of the movies and grab dinner or a drink after at any of the surrounding LES bars or restaurants (although the snack stand at Sunshine is pretty phenomenal and artisan). It is also a great place to celeb spot (the younger set of celebrities).
I still credit one of my most New York moments as seeing Two Lovers (a 2008 film set in NYC) at the Sunshine and walking out onto Houston into a fresh snowfall.