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The movie theater has always been a place of refuge for midtown residents.
When it was established in 1912, it served as a hub for artists, writers, musicians and musicians in an era of rapid gentrification.
By the 1950s, theaters and studios alike were beginning to decline in number, with the last of them being converted to hotels and apartments.
But in the 1980s, when Midtown Cinema opened its doors, it became the first midtown cinema to offer a live-action version of the classic film, The Big Lebowski.
Midtown cinema is now a landmark in the city, with its long line of films, including the original Big Lebs, which won a Best Picture Academy Award for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1981.
“Midtown Cinema is an essential part of Midtown,” said David Zaslow, the city’s development director.
“It’s a place where artists and writers and filmmakers can gather and meet and work together.
It’s where the arts are, it’s a neighborhood, it just happens to be in the middle of MidTown.”
That’s not to say the Midtown Arts District is devoid of artistic activity.
“There’s a lot of good art going on in Midtown, a lot,” Zaslo said.
“I think you’ll find that there’s a good balance of good, creative arts, and bad, ugly art.”
The Midtown Art Museum, which opened in 2011, has become a major hub for art and culture in MidTown.
It showcases art and photography, and the museum hosts art fairs.
The museum hosts several concerts and festivals annually, and also hosts events to benefit Midtown and its arts community.
MidTown Art Center, a local nonprofit that hosts exhibitions, art classes and workshops, has been a fixture in the neighborhood for more than 50 years.
It opened in 1997 as a space for local artists and was expanded in 2016 to include art galleries and other educational programs.
MidEast Art Center is also home to the MidTown Arts Museum, a nonprofit that has been in the MidMid Arts District since 1995.
“The MidMid Art Center has been here since the ’80s,” Zasslow said.
The building that houses the MidEast Arts Center was built in 1916 by the MidState Trust and the City of Mid-Town.
Since then, the building has housed art exhibits, galleries, a performing arts center and other programs.
In 2011, the MidWest Arts District was incorporated as part of the Mid-Mid Arts Community Development Council.
The organization hosts several free arts festivals each year, such as the Middletown Art Festival in August, the Midsummer Night’s Night Film Festival in November and the Midwestern Art Festival that runs through November.
“We are fortunate to have a great, great art community in Mid-town,” Zastrow said.
It was a long time coming.
“They had to do this long time ago,” Zatlow said of the founding of the neighborhood.
“And now they’ve got a very strong foundation to go on.”
For more Midtown news, visit the MidCity Arts District.