Pavilion Theater Seeks Liquor License

The movie house wants to serve beer, wine and mixed drinks during films.

The Pavilion Theater owners are seeking an alcohol permit so that moviegoers can have a drink while they enjoy a film – much like Williamsburg’s successful Nitehawk Cinema, says the Brooklyn Paper.

“It’s like watching a movie in the comfort of your own home,” said Christine Smitz, a spokeswoman for the Pavilion. “It’s a trendy new thing to keep the movie-going experience modern.”

Smitz said drinks like beer, wine and simple mixed cocktails will be available at the theater between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. as “a date-night kind of thing,” if all is approved by the State Liquor Authority.

The Pavilion is also planning on adding “finger foods” to their menu, and is seeking the go-ahead from Community Board 6.

Earlier this year, after patrons complained of broken chairs and ill maintained bathroom – and rumors of bedbugs swirled – the . In July, a new social media push on Tumblr and Twitter also promised film lovers that the Pavilion .

Will the promise of food and booze be enough to breathe new life into the 80-year-old Pavilion Theater? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Kristen August 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Maybe they figure if you drink enough you won't notice how bad the quality of the viewing experience is there.
Chris Clawson August 28, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Agreed Kristen. Maybe if they get a permit to serve food they'll be forced to clean the place up. Its disgusting.
Dudley Escobar August 28, 2012 at 07:32 PM
If they go for a scene like the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, then I might even be persuaded to go see movies in the theater again.
Kurt Marquart August 28, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Yes, what they need is more ways to support the obnoxious and inconsiderate behavior that goes on their during the movie.
Ken August 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The "Avon" theatre (on 9th Street where MacDonalds is) was BAAD!, but it was a lot better than the Pavilion. You have to race the roaches to get a seat.
Gary Hoopengardner August 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Wow! I can see that there are many people not satisfied with this movie place. I wonder if Patch can interview them on there plans to make the place more comfortable for us movie goers. We now go out of Park-slope to see movies and know of others that do the same. HooP
Millie Caputo August 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I no longer go to a Movie due to obnoxious people who talk through a movie on their cellular phones, so I could just imagine how it would be serving.Just what we need drunken jerks in a movie house. Seriously, the place needs an entire renovation, it’s dirty and disgusting. It’s a shame it got to that point. It started out nice in the beginning but that didn’t last long. You want to drink – go to a bar..
Sara August 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Nitehawk is great and if they can recreate that kind of atmosphere, I think it'd be awesome!
Aodh August 29, 2012 at 03:34 PM
When the Pavillion reopend many years ago, my wife and I would regularly take our young boys to the movies there. It was with great disappointment that, in a very short time, the Pavillion fell into a state of disrepair that keeps us from taking our family there. As an avid movie goer, there is nothing I want more than a theater in my neighborhood which is clean and well maintained. Broken chairs, filthy floors, dirty bathrooms... this is not where I take my family. All the Pavillion needs is a management team that cares enough to refurbish the place and staff if with folks who love what they do. Hopefully, they'll get the message and do it; the alternative would be sad indeed. In the meantime, thank goodness for BAM Rose, Cobble Hill, the Sunshine and the Angelika.
Millie Caputo August 29, 2012 at 04:06 PM
In response to Aodh, I couldn't agree with you more, but good luck on finding staff that really cares and wants to do their job. The movie house was closed for so many years and I was thrilled when the Pavilion opened up. Unfortunately that didn't last long at all, it is really a shame


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