A Love Letter to an Art House Cinema

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 5, 2010 in Cinema

The above video (and the ones below) tell the amazing story of the Cinema Arts Centre. Back in my art school days I met Dylan Skolnick who was then a film major at School of Visual Arts — and one of the first things I knew about him was that his parents ran an art house movie theater in Long Island. Now I didn’t think much of this as movie theaters that ran classic and art films could be found all over the nation by the 80s — but what I didn’t know was that Dylan’s parents didn’t just run the theater, but in fact were pioneers of a entire movement. Back the early 70s Dylan’s parents Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky started the theater as they were unhappy with the films they found in suburbia so on their own they started the theater as a non-profit and as the years went by many other theaters across the nation copied their template and we’re all the richer for it today. Read more…



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