BIG Cinemas, which is part of the huge Indian conglomerate Reliance MediaWorks and had leased the cinema at 239 E. 59th Street in Manhattan to showcase its Bollywood films, walked out of Manhattan last week with less than 48 hours notice to Emerging Pictures/Ballet in Cinema thereby jeopardizing all of the presentations of the Bolshoi Ballet which it had agreed to carry.
Emails furnished to H.H. show that EP was informed last Wednesday afternoon (1/22) by BIG Cinemas that their tech equipment and satellite had to be off the roof and out of the E. 59th St. building before Friday (1/24) because building access would then be restricted.
How small of BIG.
Within a few days, EP and Pathé Live located the alternative venue, Village East Cinema, and inked the deal that will insure our continued enjoyment of the Bolshoi's broadcasts. For that, we are all most grateful.
And voilà, tickets are now available to purchase on Village East Cinema's website. Choose March 1st or March 6th.