Two years ago there was talk of an indie film arthouse of sorts moving in to Williamsburg, but alas, that project didn't seem to get the greenlight. Now the Brooklyn Paper is reporting that there's a movie theater moving in... for real this time!
Film fans will get a sneak preview of indieScreen next week at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, but the theater won't officially open until the end of June. Located next to Glasslands Gallery on Kent Avenue near South 2nd Street, the theater will be small, with 12 rows and 93 seats. And don't expect to see the next 3-D IMAX extravaganza there—the screen will be a modest 17-feet by 8-feet.
Marco Ursino, who runs BIFF and owns the theater, says the last time they were able to screen a film in the neighborhood was at The Commodore theater, which was torn down in 2002. The drought is over Williamsburg!
While you won't be able to see the next big romantic comedy (sigh, right?), you will get something that's not offered at your local Loews: a bar, a 96-seat restaurant (here's the menu), and live music from time to time. And for parents, it looks like they'll be screening kids movies every Sunday.