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It was just over a year ago that we took a construction tour of Nitehawk Prospect Park. Since then, cinephiles and Slopers have been on tenterhooks awaiting an opening date for the South Brooklyn offshoot of the popular Williamsburg dine-in theater. Now we finally have it: Its marquee has announced a grand opening on Dec. 19.

It’s uncertain what exactly the cinema will launch with– Nitehawk promises “more details coming soon”– but this much is known: The former home of the notoriously grubby Pavilion, at 188 Prospect Park West, will now house seven theaters with a total of about 650 seats, two kitchens, and upstairs and downstairs bars.

“The larger theater will show bigger releases, which we couldn’t do in Williamsburg,” Matthew Viragh, founder of Nitehawk, said of the main, 160-seat screening room during last year’s construction tour. “We will be able to pick and choose bigger stuff, like Star Wars.” (At the time, Star Wars was a thing.)

Still no movie times on the theater’s Fandango or Facebook pages, but stay tuned to that and the theater’s website for any updates. In the meantime, here’s some construction photos of the renovation of the building, which dates back to 1928.

 

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Finished the marquee and cleaned up the front door. Getting close! #NitehawkProspectPark #comingsoon #parkslope #brooklyn

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Oh hey, just testing out the #dolby sound system in Theater 2. #nitehawkprospectpark #comingsoon

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Lobby bar coming together; draft beer tap installation. #nitehawkprospectpark #NHProspectPark #comingsoon #brooklynfilterinbrooklyn

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