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Showtime! Mark Cuban to open Landmark cinema at Durst’s Via 57 West

The 30, 000 sf cinema is expected to open by spring 2017

Jonathan (Jody) and Douglas Durst 625_west_57th_street_nyc_condo Durst organization,   pyramid building,   W57

It’s showtime for Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres, which will open a 30, 000-square-foot cinema at Durst’s Via 57 West, its pyramid-shaped rental tower in Midtown West.

The national chain, owned by Cuban and Todd Wagner, plans to have an eight-screen theater up and running by spring of 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported. Outfitted with leather electronic reclining seats, laser projection technology and a full bar made from Italian marble, the theater will also be available for post-screening parties and other events.

 

625 West 57th Street,   rendering courtesy of Durst Organization 2

 

The theater located between West 57th and West 58th streets and 11th and 12th avenues, is among the first to open in the area over the past decade.

Cuban, a co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank, ” is reportedly taking on an activist-investor role in Reading International, owner of the Angelika Film Center, the Minetta Lane Theatre and the Orpheum Theatre.

Read the full story at The real Deal, bu E.B. Solomont [WSJ] 

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