8. Village East Cinema – East 12th Street

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The Village East Cinema dates back to the 1920s when it was the Yiddish Art Theater. Visited by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, George Gershwin and Albert Einstein, the theater also housed the original productions of Grease, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is still operational today, and shows a mix of popular and independent films.

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