Videology (308 Bedford Ave.) announced today that the business will close its doors forever at the end of October after nearly a 15-year run.
The much-adored bar and neighborhood hangout for film aficionados became a staple in South Williamsburg that hosted screenings and trivia nights after shifting focus as a movie rental store.
It’s easy to jump to conclusions as the impending L train shutdown nears and longtime businesses shutter as a consequence of rising rents, but co-owner James Leet tells Gothamist it was simply the right time to move on:
“My partner and I feel we’ve had a strong 15 year run, we’ve had overwhelming support from Williamsburg and the greater NYC, and we really appreciate and feel very lucky about that. We’ve had a lot of people who are very loyal, who have a strong passion for film, and who have reached out to us and become our friends. We feel very lucky about that. It just feels like it’s the right time to pursue other opportunities.”
Checkout Videology’s upcoming events before closing on Oct. 27.