The long-time-coming reopening of an iconic cinematheque is the talk of Sag Harbor.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, Sag Harbor Cinema reopens this season after a devastating fire almost destroyed the cultural landmark back in 2016. Loved for its embrace of independent and foreign films as well as documentaries, the new and improved iteration of the theater marries some preserved aspects of the old cinematheque with new design that will help reclaim its place as a cultural hub. Sag Harbor Cinema will feature a cafe, concessions and ambitious programming featuring artists’ retrospectives, screening with guest hosts and silent movies. The restoration undertaking was spearheaded by Sag Harbor Partnership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the quaint village. “We are thrilled to finally reopen the doors of the Sag Harbor Cinema and welcome the community of Sag Harbor and visitors from everywhere to enjoy our beautiful new theater,” says Sag Harbor Partnership board member and renowned artist April Gornik. “We are so grateful for every person who has donated, supported and encouraged us throughout this process.”
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