Back in October of 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved plans to redevelop the multi-story Pavilion cinema, at 188 Prospect Park West, located on the corner of 14th Street in southern Park Slope, into a smaller movie theater and 24 condominium units. Those plans have now been scrapped entirely, in favor of a simpler renovation, the New York Times reported. The existing Pavilion structure, acquired by an anonymous LLC in August for $28 million, will be renovated to accommodate a Nitehawk Cinema, dubbed Nitehawk Prospect Park. The new theater will include seven screens for a total of 650 seats, two bars, dining services, and a restored interior atrium. Existing operations at the Pavilion will end in October, and the renovation is expected to take a year to complete. Hidrock Properties still owns the adjacent single-story property where an expansion would have occurred. Of course, any exterior alterations that go into the the cinema renovation will have to be approved by the LPC.
188 Prospect Park West
Park Slope’s 1928 Pavilion cinema will see a new life alongside residential units, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The cinema at 188 Prospect Park West (officially 187-191 Prospect Park West…
The concept of retaining Park Slope’s Pavilion cinema in a new, smaller form while converting the rest of the building and demolishing the neighboring one-story building for apartments was welcomed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. However, the current proposal could not pass muster. Put simply, it was seen as out of scale by many of the commissioners. The sentiment was shared by the public.
The landmarked Pavilion Theater at 188 Prospect Park West in South Slope will be converted to condos and renovated to include space for a new movie theater.