One of the best ways to usher in a new year is with laughter, and the biggest serving of that particular punch on the East End on New Year’s Eve 2014 will be found at the historic Sag Harbor Cinema. The storied locale is partnering with producer Jason Dudek to host the venue’s first stand-up comedy show to say a funny farewell to the year past and welcome 2015 on a happy note. The shows—at 8 p.m and 10 p.m.—feature headliner Butch Bradley, as well as Marla Schultz and Matt McCusker.
Theater owner Gerald Mallow has owned the landmark cinema for more than 30 years, and he decided it was time to introduce live comedy performances to the 480-seat art-house cinema, which has hosted live chamber music concerts, jazz concerts, one-man monologues, and burlesque shows up until now. Mallow, along with Dudek (of HPR Entertainment), “could not be more excited to bring quality stand-up comedy acts from around the world to the historic vaudevillian stage.”
To start celebrating the last day of the year a bit earlier, the Cinema will be offering a lineup of musicians, actors and poets showcasing their talents as they perform original works in the Theater’s auditorium, and at 3 p.m. guests can experience life in Montauk past, present and future with the screening of the documentary Reel Montauk, directed by John Barrett and Steve Elliot, at 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor Cinema is located at 90 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For tickets call 646-644-8089.