An All-documentary Movie-theater Ground-breaking Draws Michaels: More And Bloomberg | Capital NY

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An All-documentary Movie-theater Ground-breaking Draws Michaels: More And Bloomberg | Capital NY

By Joe Pompeo | May 6, 2013

Documentarians Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock will join Michael Bloomberg and other city officials tomorrow to break ground on DCTV Cinema, which is to be the city's first moviehouse devoted exclusively to documentaries.

Plans for the cinema were announced last fall by the Downtown Community Television Center, a media-arts organization based in a converted 19th Century firehouse in Chinatown. It will be located on the first floor of the space and DCTV says it expects 20,000 attendees in its inaugural year.

"The cinema, expected to open in early 2015, will mean a significant expansion of DCTV’s public services to include theatrical distribution along with its already highly attended workshops, screenings, master classes and access to affordable equipment and studio rentals, making DCTV a central hub for documentary filmmakers," a news release issued this morning stated.

"It will be the premier presentation venue for documentary filmmakers and an important component of the New York City Arts community."

The groundbreaking is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at DCTV's Lafayette Street headquarters.

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