Mamaroneck’s historic 17,000 square foot Playhouse Theater at will reopen later this year as 6-screen cinema. New York City developer Blue Zees Real Estate recently purchased the property at 238 Mamaroneck Avenue from Bow Tie Cinemas.
Earlier plans by Bow Tie to redevelop the building for large scale retail did not materialize.
It is not known if plans will retain the building’s original facade, lobby, auditorium walls, and a 12 dressing rooms that accompanied a theater stage for vaudeville performances when it opened in the 1920’s.
The sale and renovation of the theater is the second preservation plan for an historic theater in the area. The Larchmont Playhouse was bought by developer Charles Cohen last year, who plans to reopen the it as a theater for independent and foreign films.