Were you aware that New York City is woefully lacking in theaters that only screen documentaries? Neither were we. BUT, much like pretzel M&Ms or Facebook, a new doc-only theater is headed to Manhattan and giving the city something it didn't realize it craved. The owners of the nonprofit Downtown Community Television Center
in Chinatown have gotten $3.2 million in financing to renovate their space and create a 73-seat theater exclusively screening "first-run nonfiction films," according to NY Times' Arts Beat
. While there are many wonderful theaters scattered throughout the city that screen independent films, we're betting that the new venue will be a hit because, much like the recent explosion of restaurants with single item menus
, sometimes in the chaos of NYC, the simpler, the better.
The theater is expected to open in 2014.
[New York Times
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