Metro Theater Will Be a ‘Community Amusement Center’ With twenty Cafe-Theaters and Substantially Additional

Posted on March twenty, 2022 at seven:33 pm by West Facet Rag

By Carol Tannenhauser

The Metro Theater on Broadway among 99th and one hundredth Streets, which has been shut for seventeen a long time, is coming again as a “Community Amusement Heart,” with twenty “restaurant-theaters,” demonstrating movies and serving food stuff and alcoholic beverages, and supplying substantially a lot more, West Facet Rag acquired from discussions with govt officers and Albert Bialek, proprietor of the theater.

Bialek is not at liberty to expose a lot more information right until Monday, when selections about the formal announcement will be produced, he mentioned, but he certain WSR that all the important approvals for the new centre have been attained.

Additional to occur!


UPDATE: Monday, three/21, five pm — WSR just spoke to Albert Bialek yet again. He reiterated that the Metro will be a “multi-display screen cinema centre, with cafe services and conference rooms obtainable on a rental foundation. And unbiased movie showings.”


The mysterious principals — “renowned people” — from California will not expose their identification right until they “file their programs,” which they will do in just one to 3 months.


A spokesperson for the Office of Properties despatched WSR the adhering to e mail:

I browse the tale you revealed about the Previous Metro Theater. I wished to arrive at out to enable you know that no do the job permits have been issued by DOB at 2626 Broadway in Manhattan, and to make certain you have the adhering to info:

On three/19/2022, DOB done an inspection of the web page in reaction to a 311 criticism acquired on three/fifteen/2022 for documented inside design do the job done without the need of a allow. For the duration of the time of the inspection, no lively design do the job was having put at the web page and no web page security considerations had been noticed by our inspectors.

DOB inspectors will be routed again to the scene to additional examine these studies of unpermitted design do the job at the spot.

Will this be a further situation of dashed hopes as has transpired many moments in the earlier? Don’t forget the Alamo Drafthouse? Blink Health and fitness?

Time and the Rag will convey to.

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