Park Slope

Former Pavilion Theater in Park Slope set to open as Nitehawk Cinema

November 27, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
An outside view of Pavilion theater. Eagle photo by Arthur De Gaeta

The landmarked former Pavilion Theater in Park Slope, vacant since 2016, is set to become a new location for the Williamsburg-based Nitehawk Cinema chain.

A representative for Nitehawk told Brownstoner in an email that the chain is getting close to opening, but an official date has not been set. Nitehawk recently posted ads for four jobs at the location—two for servers, one for a busser and another for a line cook.

While Nitehawk is known for serving cocktails and dinner during films, a liquor license is still pending, Brownstoner said. The original opening date, scheduled for early 2018, was pushed back several times.

As the Pavilion, the theater was plagued with many problems, including a lack of heat, bedbugs and incorrect movie times, Brownstoner said. The building, on Bartel Pritchard Square, was built as the Sanders Theater in 1928, but the Sanders closed in 1978 and remained vacant until reopening as the Pavilion in 1995.