Williamsburg’s New Cinema District

Williamsburg now has its own movie theatre row (sort of) .  Photos by Victoria Stillwell

When Harvey Elgart first started looking around the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area for places to open a movie theater, he saw a wide open opportunity in a neighborhood devoid of commercial movie options. “It was under-screened,” recalls Elgart, who at the time already operated the Cobble Hill and Kew Gardens Cinemas.