The streets of Sag Harbor were packed as the restored Art Deco sign for the Sag Harbor Cinema was lit up for the first time

Sag Harbor Cinema




Phyllis Hollis, Treasurer of the Sag Harbor Partnership, stands with contributor Allen Harvey. Independent/Justin Meinken

The streets of Sag Harbor were packed with hundreds of onlookers as the restored Art Deco sign for the Sag Harbor Cinema was lit up for the first time on Saturday, May 25. This marks the first major step in the theater’s restoration since its foundation was laid last year, after the movie house burned down in December 2016. As the countdown ended, and the red neon sign was lit, there was an outpouring of applause, cheers, and emotional reactions as a community, already close-knit, became even closer.