This weekend is make or break for Forest Hills Cinemart Movie Theater

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If you are familiar with the Cinemart Movie Theater in Forest Hills, you know that the theatre does not show brand new, first run films. The reason being that the theater did not have the technology to do so.

But after a $300,000 investment to add industry standard digital projection to the theater, owner Nicolas Nicolaou is getting a shot from Hollywood to feature the industry’s newest movies.

On Friday, the historic theater will be showing Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” and if the largetheater sells enough tickets, the future of the theater will be secured for another 85 years, Nicolaou says.

However, if the movie doesn’t draw a large enough audience, Nicolaou may have no choice but to close his five-screen theater since Hollywood studios will likely issue him no other first-run films.

“This movie will make or break this theater,” said Nicolaou. “I hope at the end of the day we will be there and the community has supported us overwhelmingly.”

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