It took a Brooklyn kid who fell in love with the movies to open two of the last real neighborhood theaters in Brooklyn and Queens.
In Brooklyn and Queens, a movie lover's dream comes true
Think "Cinema Paradiso," New York-style.
"I just love the movies," says Harvey Elgart, who operates the Cobble Hill Cinemas and the Kew Gardens Cinemas. "Always have, since I was a kid growing up in Sheepshead Bay. I like a place where you watch a really good film without distraction and disappear into the world of the movie. I personally choose the films that play in my theaters, and so in my own way I have a cultural impact on the community. I don't play crap."