The almost century-old Forest Hills theater sold out most of its weekend showings of “American Sniper” and owner Nicolas Nicolaou plans to use the high numbers in his bid to convince Hollywood movie companies to grant the theater first-run movies.
The almost century-old Forest Hills theater sold out most of its showings of “American Sniper” on Thursday night — the start of a crucial weekend for sales that will be used to determine if the theater should get first-run films and remain in business.
The Cinemart Theater opened in 1927 and for the last eight years owner Nicolas Nicolaou spent thousands of dollars operating an obsolete theater that didn’t have the technology to feature first-run films.
On Thursday the fanatics from Pearl Jam Forest Hills hosted their long-awaited fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens hoping to add to the $107,000 they’ve already collected to convince Eddie Vedder and the band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.
The Tennis View Apartments at 4 Dartmouth St., which were built in 1917, according to a representative at National Cooperative Bank (NCB), have deteriorating roofs. The co-op recently borrowed the money from NCB to revitalize the roofs and modernize the elevators.