History of NY film and video venues

From: redmond entwistle (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Nov 16 2009 - 15:22:31 PST

Dear Frameworkers,

For an exhibition at Art in General in Jan 2010 I'm putting together a
list of now closed underground/self-organized film and video venues in
New York, and trying to assemble a cinema with remnants of seating from
these spaces. The cinema will play host to two series of film screenings
and a lecture series from Jan through March. My list is rather narrow at

Anthology Film Archives (Public Theater location & 80 Wooster St.)
Collective for Living Cinema
Four Walls
Orchard Gallery

Any suggestions would be much appreciated, especially with regards
earlier periods of film viewing in the city. Spaces could be anything
from galleries with strong video programs, to microcinemas, flea-pits
and purpose-built spaces. The common element would be that viewing was
for a collected, seated audience.

And if you happen to have a chair or chairs from one of these spaces I'd
like to talk with you about a loan for the 8 week duration of the show,


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