Just when you thought the Pavilion’s infamous Barney-themed purple seats had been shipped away to enjoy a relaxing retirement free of bedbugs, smashed milk duds and spilled Sprite, they’ve reappeared.
Simmer down, Park Slopers. You can sleep tight. It’s our dear neighbors of Cobble Hill who should make sure to purchase some rodent killer along with their next movie ticket. That’s right, the “Purple People Eaters” have apparently found a new home at Cobble Hill Cinemas.
A tipster passing on his latest raving review of the Pavilion gave us the lead on this one:
Apparently the discarded purple seats have found their way to Cobble Hill Cinema. A couple that were not allowed in their theater in The Pavilion because of broken a/c made their way to CHC. There, they settled into purple seats still emblazoned with "The Pavilion" on them. At least the bedbugs got a change of venue.
We called the friendly folks at Cobble Hill Cinema, who were more than pleased to tell us about their latest purchase.
FiPS: We hear you have some of the purple seats from the Pavilions in your theater. True?
Cobble Hill Cinema: Yeah, we do have some seats from the Pavilion….. but they aren’t purple. They are more like a maroonish color.
FiPS: My apologies that you are colorblind. Where’d you get them?
Cobble Hill Cinema: We bought them second hand.
FiPS: No shit, Sherlock. Are the bedbugs second hand and as well? Cool.
Cobble Hill Cinema: You are welcome to come by and check them out. They are upstairs in either Theater 4 or Theater 5.
There you have it. Best wishes to all of you Russian-roulette-thrill-seeking movie goers at the Cobble Hill Cinema. Our prediction? Once the CHC realizes the giant mistake they've made with this recent purchase, they'll sell them to yet another theater, who will do the same, and soon the Pavilion’s dejected purple seats will pinball their way through cinemas all over NYC. They are seriously on their way to becoming the new Flat Stanley. Where in the world will they pop up next?