The funky little Two Boots Pioneer Theater on Ave A—known for its eclectic indie programming and late night screenings—closed on Friday after a free night of movies that included Truffaut's The 400 Blows, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the annoyingly overrated Donnie Darko, which was the first flick we saw there back in 2001, high five. Opened almost a decade ago, before the neighborhood devolved into the Meatpacking District East of today, the single screen, 99-seat theater finally succumbed to the obscene rents that also scuttled club Mo Pitkin's, which was owned by the same people. Jeremiah Moss has a sad report from the closing party Friday night, and he notes that the Two Boots pizza and the video store in the same building are also on the market. Keep on sucking, East Village!
RIP Two Boots Pioneer Theater, East Village's Funky Den of Cin
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