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Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington: A (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington: A not-for-profit community cinema, this movie house provides niche films.

Cinema Arts Centre 40th Anniversary

Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Cinema Arts Centre co-founder Charlotte Sky and her
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Cinema Arts Centre co-founder Charlotte Sky and her son, co-director Dylan Skolnick, mark a big milestone as the theater turns 40.

The Cinema Arts Centre looks pretty good for
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The Cinema Arts Centre looks pretty good for 40. The theater's 40th anniversary will be celebrated with a gala featuring dinner, dancing, live music and an auction at the North Ritz Club in Syosset on Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Cinema Arts Centre co-founder Vic Skolnick was passionate
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Cinema Arts Centre co-founder Vic Skolnick was passionate about movies and wanted to set up a venue where Long Islanders could enjoy classic, independent, foreign and experimental films without venturing into Manhattan.

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Cinema Arts Centre owners Vic Skolnick and Charlotte
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Cinema Arts Centre owners Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky embrace in front of a glass etching of the two of them at the theater in 2002.

Subtitles didn't seem necessary to describe the love
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Subtitles didn't seem necessary to describe the love Charlotte Sky and Vic Skolnick had for each other as well as their love for movies.

One of the Cinema Arts Centre's most popular
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One of the Cinema Arts Centre's most popular hosts has been music archivist Bill Shelley, who has presented concert films and rare filmed musical performances by acts from the Rolling Stones to Genesis at the Huntington theater.

The Cinema Arts Centre has definitely gotten a
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The Cinema Arts Centre has definitely gotten a face-lift over the years, as evidenced by this shot of one of the theater's old entrances.

Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky look filled with
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Vic Skolnick and Charlotte Sky look filled with pride at how the Cinema Arts Centre has evolved over the years as a cultural institution on Long Island. Skolnick wanted the theater to be more than a place where people saw movies, but a place where they also learned, said his son, Dylan, at the time of his dad's death in 2010.

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Caught on camera: Cinema Arts Centre founder Vic
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Caught on camera: Cinema Arts Centre founder Vic Skolnick with his young son, Dylan, who is now a co-director of the theater

Reel love: Dylan Skolnick, left, dad Vic Skolnick
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Reel love: Dylan Skolnick, left, dad Vic Skolnick and mom Charlotte Sky sat down for a family portrait at their second home, the Cinema Arts Centre.

Cinema Arts Centre co-founder and co-director Vic Skolnick
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Cinema Arts Centre co-founder and co-director Vic Skolnick was a man who loved his pipe and his movies. "Film was more than a hobby," he told Newsday in 2002. "I went to films when I was quite young, seeing a wide range of international cinema from the time I was 15."

The first issue of the monthy newsletter of
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The first issue of the monthy newsletter of New Community Cinema Club from the 1970s

What's a movie without popcorn? Charlotte Sky and
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What's a movie without popcorn? Charlotte Sky and Dylan Skolnick look ready to enjoy a good flick together in one of the theaters at the Cinema Arts Centre.

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