Board Asks Sag Harbor Cinema for More Changes to Architectural Plans

Allen Kopelson, the architect working on the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, explains the new addition. Christine Sampson photo

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center has one more round of changes to make to its plans for a proposed third-floor addition and rooftop deck, after the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review tabled the proposal last Thursday, January 24.

According to cinema architect Allen Kopelson, the proposed sunscreen over the deck was eliminated, and the square footage was scaled down. But that still wasn’t enough for the review board, which said the 12-foot height of the addition was too tall.

Mr. Kopelson said Monday he is now reducing the 12-foot ceiling height of the third floor in certain places. It will still be 12 feet tall to host the virtual reality program the cinema intends to offer, he said, but the ceiling can be dropped for the offices planned on the third floor.

“If this is the compromise we have to make, that’s what we’ll do,” Mr. Kopelson said.