Photograph by Sakeenah Saleem

On this Untapped Cities Insiders tour, go behind the screens at Nitehawk Prospect Park, a 650 seat theater in the historic, completely redesigned and refurbished Pavilion Theater. The tour will be led by Matthew Viragh, Founder of Nitehawk Cinema, and Jon Denham, Co-President of Denham Wolf who managed the restoration process of the historic site that dates back to 1908. On the tour, guests will learn about the history of the venue, explore the theater’s transformation into a dine-in cinema and experience Nitehawk Prospect Park with specially priced $10 movie tickets just for Insiders attending the tour!

Originally built as the Marathon Theater in 1908, the property is easily one of the oldest theaters in New York City. It remained in operation until 1978 as The Sanders Theatre and sat unused from 1984 until 1996 when reopened in as The Pavilion Theater. The Pavilion closed its doors in October 2016 to transform into Nitehawk Prospect Park. The theater now features seven state-of-the-art screens, two bars, a full-service kitchen, and honors its legacy with design elements that date back to 1928. Nitehawk Cinema is New York’s original curator of dinner and a movie and has grown into New York’s premier dine-in theater, pairing exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with table-side service.

DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Tour from 11:30AM -12:30PM, Movie screening of your choice to follow!

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Friday, February 15th, 2018 at 12:00PM EST

Photograph by Sakeenah Saleem

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 2/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 2/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Photograph by Sakeenah Saleem

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.