The Alpine: Under the Marquee is a neighborhood inspired mural project created to celebrate the history of the Alpine Cinema with images from the past, in Brooklyn NY.
The Alpine: Under the Marquee is a community inspired mural installation project designed to showcase the Alpine Cinema — New York City’s oldest independently owned movie theater — and accentuate the iconic marquee to re-contextualize our perception of the past to help us to appreciate the present and inspire a sustainable vision for the future!
“The Alpine is one-of-a-kind. A throwback and a gem — rediscovering its own past — and reminding us that history is everywhere!”
The Mural itself consists of 20 printed panels combined to recreate a historic image from Bay Ridge Avenue — looking up 5th Avenue toward the theater. The mural image itself shows 1941 streetscape in which you can see a vintage car, a woman walking her dog, a lady pushing a baby stroller, a man in a hat, and other Brooklynites going about their day — to share an experience of the past and the present simultaneously — pasted onto the underside of the Alpine Cinemas historic marquee.
“Art can make the invisible visible…and this project creates an opportunity for us to experience the past and present — in the same moment — underneath the marquee…”
The Alpine: Under the Marquee is part of Bay Ridge Through an Ecological Lens — a Bay Ridge public art exhibition featuring artists from the New York area — hosted by Stand4 Gallery in collaboration with Ecoartspace.
For more information see The Alpine: Under the Marquee press coverage in Untapped New York.