LIC comedy club to host film screenings, cinematic brunch

Laughing Devil Comedy Club's proposed 99-inch screen and hi-def projector mark the neighborhood's first movie theater of sorts.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club Photograph: Filip Wolak

Long Island City might not have a megaplex buried within its burgeoning high-rises, but it appears residents will have some cinematic relief soon. Once-nearly-dead Laughing Devil Comedy Club says they'll be staying open for business, and they'll be regularly hosting cheap film screenings to boot.

Brownstoner Queens reported that the formerly endangered club will be installing a 99-inch movie screen and a high-definition projector; they plan to screen classic comedies on Wednesday nights for a $3 a pop, and $7 films on Saturdays and Sundays during brunch.

They also plan to show sports events and hope to segue into independent-film screenings in the near future, along with a documentary series, a children’s film series and a film festival. For now, upcoming films include Spaceballs, The Big Lebowski and The 40-Year-Old Virgin; stay tuned for an expanded repertoire soon.

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