Dodgy ‘do­na­tion’

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ALEC Bald­win said in a New Yorker piece this week that he’ll do­nate a wind­fall from a re­cent le­gal set­tle­ment to the Sag Har­bor Cinema’s restora­tion project — then seemed to change his mind by Tues­day. But sources tell Page Six the “30 Rock” star never ac­tu­ally told the cinema about the do­na­tion in the first place. The New Yorker re­ported that Bald­win set­tled a heated law­suit with art dealer Mary Boone over a Ross Bleck­ner paint­ing that Bald­win claimed he was duped into buy­ing for $190,000. The mag­a­zine also re­vealed that the “30 Rock” star would do­nate half the check from Boone to the Sag Har­bor Cinema. The beloved Hamp­tons movie house burned down in 2016 and is be­ing re­stored by a non­profit called the Sag Har­bor Part­ner­ship, headed by artist April Gornik, and the project’s gained sup­port from film-lov­ing stars in­clud­ing Billy Joel and Martin Scors­ese. But Bald­win tweeted on Tues­day: “Our foun­da­tion is no longer do­nat­ing to the Sag Har­bor Cinema but will in­stead do­nate to an­other East End art­sre­lated char­ity.” No rea­son was given, and Bald­win’s rep did not com­ment to Page Six. A source close to the Sag Har­bor Cinema told us, “We were never in­formed it was us.” With or with­out Bald­win, the cinema’s clos­ing in on $7 mil­lion raised, with $6.45 mil­lion to date, and is on tar­get to meet its goal to redo the movie house.

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