Kew Gardens Cinemas may be eight decades old, but the theater is at the forefront of the latest environmental trend.
The art deco indie flick venue, at 81-05 Lefferts Blvd., near Austin Street, is currently installing several solar panels on its rooftop.
The solar panels will cover about 6,000 square feet of the building's roof, owner Harvey Elgart said in an email Friday.
Energy produced by the panels will be used to power lights and movie projectors at the six-screen theater, according to its representative. It was not clear how many of the projectors would be powered by the panels.