Friday, January 13, 2012
Inside the abandoned theater at East Village Farms on Avenue A
As we've been reporting, East Village Farms is closing on Avenue A on Jan. 31. One worker said the building's owner will be demolishing the structure for lord knows what...
Anyway, as you know, the space was originally a theater in operation from 1926-1959.
[Via Cinema Treasures]
We've seen a few tantalizing bits and pieces of the theater's remains... as far as we know, the auditorium is still intact.
EV Grieve reader Lambert Jack was one of the many curious about what's behind and above the grocery... He took a look the other night...
Per Lambert Jack: "We went into the main theater room, and poked around the offices and other abandoned rooms. There were some amazing painted tin roof parts. I hope someone strips the cool stuff ... before the place is razed."
His opinion on the space? "I'm not sure the building is worth saving — the cool parts of it seem really run down and unusable — but the ornate period works need to be preserved as best as they can. I would love to have a theater there, but I suspect it's headed for new housing."
Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village Farms is closing; renovations coming to 100 Avenue A
A little bit of Hollywood on Avenue A