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Movie theater with a legendary and comedic(vaudevillian-era) past.
143 E Houston St, Between 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY 10002-1018
+1 212-358-7709
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I'll miss Sunshine with its unique atmosphere and film selection. There was always something interesting playing that no other theaters had. Closing it is such a disgrace--the theater could be preserved even with offices on top. The iconic facade should be preserved at the very...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

One of the landmark theaters in NYC. On East Houston St. The theaters have an entrance area with refreshments, tables and chairs to wait for your show to start while waiting or chatting with friends. The staff is friendly and attentive. The cinema second and...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is our standard spot for "let's catch a movie while in NYC". A fine selection of films - mainly art or limited release. Clean and small theatres. And almost always attendees are watching the movies and not talking and texting.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is one reason to love NYC, you can always find some cool flick at this well run independent gem. Great variety of documentaries and foreign films.

Thank HClowd
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My family and I went to see the Miles Davis movie called 'Miles Ahead' that was playing in selected theaters. The movie theater was very comfortable, quiet, cozy with a nice sound system.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We have seen several movies in this unique move theatre, which typically runs many first run art house movies from the Americas and Europe. The East Village location gives it a Bohemian feel, which makes you feel "in the know."

Thank Penboy7
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I went with a friend this past Sunday to see "Rio, I love you " at the Sunshine Theater. Prices are very good in NYC for movies, they always have great Indie movies, multiple screens, great comfortable seating, elevators for handicap, and tired people. They...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Indie films and foreign films! Don't go see a mainstream American Film in NYC. See something different. We took in "Tangerine" - an award winning film shot entirely with an iPhone camera. It follows a day in the lives of two transgender people in LA....More

Thank James C
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I'm staying in New York for the summer and as a film fanatic this venue has become a second home. Saw Boulevard here followed by a Q&A with the films director which was informative and entertaining. (On the same day Tangerine's director was also doing...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Went here on the last night of our trip to New York. Fancied seeing a film, so did a search and this cinema came up as showing two good looking foreign films which I fancied seeing. Very nice place. Five screens, all showing good stuff,...More

Thank Andy S
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