Movies will be coming to the area again at two iconic theaters within about 18 months, according to recent plans at both the Larchmont Playhouse and the Mamaroneck Playhouse.
Renovations will soon begin on the interior of the Mamaroneck Playhouse at 243 Mamaroneck Ave., now that an interior demolition permit has been approved for Blue Zees Real Estate by the Village of Mamaroneck.
The building’s historic facade will be preserved. The former vaudeville house still has the original auditorium walls and lobby, as well. The theater was renovated in the late 1970s under the ownership of United Artists, which created four smaller theaters and added a second story.
Blue Zees Real Estate bought the property from Bow Tie Cinemas for $2 million in February. After the theater closed in 2014, it had been considered for demolition to make way for a residential development.
In Larchmont, the historic Larchmont Playhouse at 1975 Palmer Ave., will soon make an application for a building permit. Renovations are expected to take 18 months.
The Larchmont Playhouse closed in September 2016 after its former operator, also Bow Tie Cinemas, did not renew its lease on the building.
It was purchased by New York City developer Charles Cohen, who plans to create an art house style theater, focusing on independent films.