Has anyone heard this rumor? I know Pavilion is not the greatest theater but I like having a movie theater in the neighborhood. Do we need MORE luxury condos?
For those of you who haven't heard, the Pavillion Movie Theater, as of June 12, is under contract to be sold to a developer, One Liberty Properties, Inc, to be turned into a condo building.
It's not clear what can be done to prevent it at this point.
A few ideas:
Call the theater owner and ask that he not sell to someone who will not operate a theater there.
Call the developer and ask that his plan include a movie theater.
Ask the Park Slope Civic Council to take it up as a community issue. I would think local restaurants would want the business to stay in the neighborhood.
Help find someone who wants to run a movie theater, and/or open a restaurant in the former Living Room space, and have them make a counter offer. Certainly someone could run the theater more efficiently and with better movies than they do now.
Get the word out -- let other people know.
I called my block association but they are divided because they think the theater makes it harder to park on our block and many would rather have a residential building there. I also called Brooklyn Papers, Park Slope Neighbors, onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn, and Community Board 6.
Thanks for letting people know,