Effort to Save Theatre 80 and 78-80 St. Mark’s Place Gets Elected Official Support

The beloved East Village institution Theatre 80 is endangered! The building is scheduled to be sold at auction on May 9 unless the city intervenes. We must save this irreplaceable piece of our history!

We’re pleased to report that following our request, City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine have joined us in urging the city to landmark the site — read their letter HERE

Landmarking will save the building from destruction, but won’t save the beloved theatre and other cultural institutions within. We have also asked elected officials and the entire public to join Theatre 80 in calling upon the city to intervene and acquire the building, and establish a permanent home for Theatre 80 there. 

Time is of the essence, as the planned auction is only a week and half away! 


May 1, 2023