Brooklyn Heights Cinemas is probably one of the more unassuming movie theater buildings you will ever see, occupying a landmarked brick building constructed in 1890 at #70 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. In an era that has seen theater after theater close, leaving the remaining ones as 10 or more screen behemoths, BH Cinema has stayed true to the neighborhood theater model that did just fine for decade after decade.
Needless to say, developers have been circling it like sharks (the only reason it still exists is that the building it is in is landmarked and it has had a dedicated ownership.
Since I went to college in the neighborhood and worked in the Brooklyn Business Library a block away (which itself is moving) I must have been in here a few times, long before I was paying attention to Forgotten things. It’s up to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to make sure this place isn’t added to the list of forgotten buildings.
What looks like an old-fashioned chow mein-chop suey joint a few doors down.