Except for the avant-garde Ocularis screenings in the old Galapagos, North Brooklyn has been a dead zone for movie theaters for years. … The Observer says a long-talked-about Williamsburg movie theater is inching toward reality.
And it may even open as soon as next spring! It was originally going to be called the Brooklyn Kinetiscope and open last spring, but now it’s called Cassandra Cinemas (after executive director Cassandra Lozano). Located at 136 Metropolitan Avenue, the three screen theater will emphasize indie and art house titles, and also host a cabaret and cafe. …
The good news is that program director Jamie Hook seems like a real film snob, telling the Observer he sees the venture as “a mom-and-pop theater for the 21st century. The Third Reich mentality of the hipsterdom of Williamsburg would chew alive and rip apart anything it didn’t approve of.