Sunshine Cinema, a Beloved Manhattan Theater, Goes Dark

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www.nytimes.com—Built over a century ago, the building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan was home to two churches, Yiddish vaudeville and movie classics.

Comedian Felipe Esparza goes to some dark places with a smile. Once he takes the stage, comedian Felipe Esparza — who released the hourlong stand-up special “Translate This” on HBO last year but is perhaps still best known for winning “Last Comic Standing” in 2010 — is hard to look away from. With his mop of curly black hair and his mischievously boyish grin,...