Williamsburg Cinemas To Open December 19

Hopefully it will actually happen this time. Via Gothamist:

After substantial delays, Williamsburg Cinemas will finally open one week from today, becoming the first new first-run multiplex in North Brooklyn since… anyone can remember. Owner Harvey Elgart, who also operates Cobble Hill Cinemas, tells us the city inspected his establishment yesterday and he’s been given the green light to open on December 19th…. Tickets will go on sale soon, we’re told, via Moviefone and the Williamsburg Cinemas website. Make sure you bring a helmet and elbow pads; Elgart promises us that the 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound system in his new theater will “knock you out of your seat.”

Williamsburg Cinemas
217 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg Cinemas Finally Opening Next Month

Now, we’ll never have to venture into Manhattan on the weekend!

The final touches on Williamsburg Cinemas, Elgart’s long-planned seven-auditorium movie hub on Grand Street and Driggs Avenue, will wrap up this weekend for the 1,000-seater theater to open in December, he said.

“We were planning on opening Nov. 2…then Sandy hit,” said Elgart, the theater’s owner and operator.

The Department of Buildings’ final inspection of the space has been delayed by post-hurricane demands on the agency’s time, Elgart said.
“We were going to start with the ‘Life of Pi’ and the new James Bond movie,” he said. “Now we’re shooting for Christmas titles.”

Elgart, who already owns Cobble Hill Cinemas and Kew Gardens Cinemas, touted the theater’s 3D screens, 7.1 surround sound, “rocking chair seating,” and mix of indie and blockbuster movies.
“We’ll be showing ‘The Hobbit’ in 3D,” he said of one of the first planned films.

More at williamsburgcinemas.com.