Movie lovers came out in force to support a historic Queens theater on the brink of collapse.
The Cinemart in Forest Hills hosted sell-out crowds for several showings of “American Sniper” and other films on the bill, said owner Nicolas Nicolaou.
The response was strong enough to postpone any short-term plans to close the financially struggling movie house, he said.
“The community wants to send a message that this theater has something special for them and the character that comes with being here for 90 years,” he said.
The public momentum spread to nearby eateries along Metropolitan Ave., including Eddie’s Sweet Shop, which had a brisk business all weekend, he said.
Nicolaou plans to meet with movie executives in Los Angeles and show them the theater should be a venue for first-run films.
The question is: will they keep coming?