MAMARONECK - A historic theater in Mamaroneck is scheduled to close its doors and will soon become an apartment complex.

Village Mayor Norman Rosenblum says the Playhouse Theater's owner, Bow-Tie Cinemas, plans to turn the venue into about 30 apartments. Part of the building will be knocked down, but the facade and marquee will be kept.

Rosenblum says economic pressure to keep up with multiplex theaters proved too much for the vintage playhouse, and he's hoping the new development doesn't change the character of the vibrant downtown area.

The owners plan to request a demolition permit, and will most likely go in front of the Land Use Board in June.