01/25/18 8:00am
Lawyer Elliott Meisel, Sag Harbor Partnership President Nick Gazzolo, and Evan Gordon, a lawyer for Shelter Island's Gerry Mallow, at the closing of the Sag Harbor Cinema property. (Photo courtesy of the Sag Harbor Partnership).

From left, lawyer Elliott Meisel, Sag Harbor Partnership President Nick Gazzolo, and Evan Gordon, lawyer for Shelter Island’s Gerry Mallow, at the closing of the Sag Harbor Cinema property on January 10. (Courtesy: Sag Harbor Partnership).

The Sag Harbor Partnership has announced that on January 10, 2018, it formally closed on the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema from longtime owner, Shelter Island resident Gerry Mallow. In a letter to the community, the Partnership thanked its many supporters large and small, saying that “we have had over 2,500 people donate to our campaign, and more than 90 percent of donations have been $1,000 and under.”

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08/31/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

When the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema burned down on December 16, 2016, the gaping hole left on Main Street epitomized the collective wound felt by the village, as they mourned the loss of a significant piece of local history.

Shelter Island Public Library is pleased to welcome award-winning local author Annette Hinkle to the September 1 Friday Night Dialogues at 7 p.m. She will talk about the fire and the chain of events that would lead to her writing “Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village” barely four months after the fire. (more…)

04/11/17 2:00pm
KATHRYN MENU PHOTO | Exterior of the Sag Harbor Cinema.

KATHRYN MENU PHOTO | Before the flames: exterior of the Sag Harbor Cinema.

After months of negotiations, the not-for-profit Sag Harbor Partnership has entered into a contract to purchase the Sag Harbor Cinema from its longtime owner, Gerald Mallow.

The Partnership hopes to raise funds from private donors for the continuation of the cinema’s long tradition of unique programming, preserved for the last 38 years by Mr. Mallow, and to expand the mission of the cinema to include the formation of a new not-for-profit, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center (SHCAC). This entity would be committed to education, outreach, and year-round programming serving the residents of the East End. (more…)