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Billyburg to get first new multiplex since 2002

December 14, 2010 09:54AM

Williamsburg is getting its first new multi-screen movie theater since the Commodore closed in 2002. According to the Brooklyn Paper, developer Blue Zees Real Estate is planning a $9.3 million, 850-seat multiplex for the vacant lot at Driggs Avenue and Grand Street, which is slated for completion by next fall. Unlike the 93-seat IndieScreen Cinema that opened on Kent Avenue in June and subsequently hosted the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the planned movie house will have six screens and will show first-run feature films. Meanwhile, the planned Cassandra Cinema, on the first floor of a new condominium building on Metropolitan Avenue, was originally supposed to open this fall, but the development has since changed hands, pushing the scheduled completion date back to 2011. Blue Zees bought the Driggs Avenue site for $3 million in May. [Brooklyn Paper]

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