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You Can Have a Movie Date With 16 Cats This Weekend

By Lisha Arino | January 4, 2016 5:21pm | Updated on January 4, 2016 5:36pm
 Koneko, a cat cafe on Clinton Street, will host its first-ever
Koneko, a cat cafe on Clinton Street, will host its first-ever "movie night" on Jan. 8, it announced Monday.
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Need a warm body to snuggle with this weekend? Try setting up a date with Koneko’s 16 kitties, which will be lounging around the Lower East Side cat cafe while taking in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

The cafe, located on Clinton Street, will host its first-ever “movie night” on Friday, making it the purrr-fect event for feline fans that also love films. And yes — popcorn is included.

The event is the first part of Koneko’s new bi-monthly movie series, which will feature “vintage and sort of cat-related” flicks, according to a cafe spokeswoman.

With "Breakfast at Tiffany's," in addition to Audrey’s Hepburn’s enduring charm, visitors can appreciate “an emotionally complex performance” by Orangey, the only cat in history to win two Patsy Awards — the Academy Awards equivalent of animal acting — the cafe said in an email announcing the event.

The following screenings in the series will be as follows:

January 14 — "My Neighbor Totoro"
January 28 — "Alien"
February 11 — "The Future"


Koneko opened last fall, about a year after Meow Parlour pioneered the concept nearby on Hester Street.

The Clinton Street cat cafe serves beer, wine, coffee, tea and a small Japanese-inspired menu, although customers are served in an area separated by the "cattery" — where the felines lounge and relax with customers — by a glass wall, per Health Department regulations. Once served however, customers can snack and drink in the cattery.

Tickets for the movie event, which also include a beverage, are available online for $30.