LTV Launches New Series in Support of Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center

A rendering of what the rebuilt Sag Harbor Cinema — now the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center — would look like. Courtesy of NK Architects and Croxton Collaborative Architects.

LTV and Historic Films Archive are teaming up to help bring attention and support the Sag Harbor Partnership’s Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center with a series of cinematic gems titled “Sag Harbor Cinema-Tec,” which will be broadcast exclusively on LTV.

Once a month for 10 months, musician and film historian Joe Lauro will hand-pick different feature films and short subjects from the vast library of Historic Films Archive to be broadcast on LTV, channel 20 in East Hampton Monday nights at 8 p.m. Each show will run weekly for four weeks with Mr. Lauro introducing each film or retrospective with special insights.

The ten episodes will explore such classic genres as Film Noir, Westerns, Rock’n’Roll in the movies, early animation, 1950s-1960s’ teenage etiquette films and several others. The series began this week with “Carnival of Souls (1962),” Herk Henry’s macabre masterpiece; a B-horror film classic that continues to inspire filmmakers today.

The Monday Night at the Movies with Sag Harbor Cinema-Tec series is intended to bring attention to the new not-for-profit, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center (SHCAC), replacing the Sag Harbor Cinema, lost in the December 16 fire on Main Street in Sag Harbor. The Partnership has raised over $6.5 million towards the $8 million purchase of the former cinema property, and plans to redevelop it into a non-profit center for film and film studies, offering screenings, retrospectives and educational events for the community year-round. For more information, visit