i remember that building being closed up when i moved to the neighb. in '83.
Anthology Film Archives was closed up in 83?
it was at other locations. "Anthology Film Archives opened on November 30, 1970 at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater. Jerome Hill was its sponsor. After Hill’s death, in 1974 it relocated to 80 Wooster Street. Pressed by the need for more adequate space, it acquired Manhattan’s Second Avenue Courthouse building in 1979. Under the guidance of the architects Raimund Abraham and Kevin Bone, and at a cost of $1,450,000, the building was adapted to house two motion picture theaters, a reference library, a film preservation department, offices, and a gallery, opening to the public on October 12, 1988."
Jeez, I'd completely forgotten about the Wooster location.
i don't think i ever went to the other locations. But remember 2nd st location all boarded up for a while and then the great presence in the already changing neighborhood.