Bill Ayres: Long Island’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’

March 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island is the premiere place to see indie films, foreign films and classics that you just can’t find anymore. I know the people that founded it in 1973 and continue to run the place. People come from all over Long Island to see these movies. It has three theaters in this old school building that’s been completely renovated. They also have live music, silent films and talkbacks with directors and actors.


A film about the history of the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island.


Bill Ayres been a radio and television broadcaster for the past thirty years and advocates to end hunger in the New York area. He is executive director and co-founder of WhyHunger and helped found the New York Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Center for Food Action in New Jersey. He currently hosts a weekly Sunday night radio show on WPLJ 95.5FM in New York.

More My New York…

Mutual of America PSEG


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross.


© 2017 WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019