The long-awaited first Alamo Drafthouse location in Manhattan is lastly opening subsequent week—beginning Monday, October 18th, Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan will open at 28 Liberty Avenue within the Monetary District.
“The last 18 months have been a rollercoaster for our industry, but through it all we’ve believed in the future of this industry,” Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor stated in an announcement. “Opening our Lower Manhattan theater is an expression of our belief that audiences will always seek elevated, communal moviegoing experiences like ours.”
The 14-screen multiplex, 598-seat theater, will change into Alamo Drafthouse’s third location in New York, together with the Downtown Brooklyn location which opened in 2016, and one in Yonkers. They’re additionally planning to open one on Staten Island in New Dorp Seashore, which may have a kung-fu themed video retailer and bar co-designed and curated by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA.
The primary few days can be thought of a “soft opening” for the Lower Manhattan location: working by way of October twenty first, visitors will get particular reductions on choose meals and non-alcoholic drinks whereas workers remains to be coaching.
Along with the standard Alamo eating choices, the Lower Manhattan location may also be house to The Press Room, which is described as “a museum, a letterpress print shop, a bar, and a private event space all-in-one.” That features an archive of “over 60,000 letterpress film advertising plates spanning the 1930s through the 1980s,” lessons to learn to use a 1938 Vandercook letterpress, and a bar with 48 draft beers and loads of wines and spirits.
There would be the anticipated fare of massive blockbusters (No Time To Die, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Halloween Kills) and celebrated new indies (Bergman Island, Lamb) proven in its preliminary days. And to high issues off, they’re launching the brand new location with a curated collection of films set in and about New York Metropolis, known as “Lights Of New York: A Century Of Cinema About Life In New York.” They’ve picked out one film from each decade, beginning within the ’20s, and you may see the lineup under.
Lights of New York | A Century of Cinema About Life in New York
Starting October 18th
KING KONG (1933)
ON THE TOWN (1949)
Starting October twenty second
REAR WINDOW (1954)
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (1967)
PUTNEY SWOPE (1969)
Starting October twenty ninth
GOD TOLD ME TO (1976)
THE ADDICTION (1995)
Starting November fifth
INSIDE MAN (2006)
GOOD TIME (2017)
SHIVA BABY (2020)
And lastly, they’re additionally gearing up for the vacations with a bunch of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas movies together with Planes, Trains and Cars, Elf, Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip, Love, Really, A Christmas Story, The Polar Categorical, Gremlins, Scrooged, Batman Returns, Meet Me in St. Louis, It is A Great Life, Black Christmas, Dial Code Santa Claus, and Carol. Particulars about these screenings can be forthcoming.
In 2020, it was introduced that the corporate was submitting for chapter and completely closing a number of areas across the nation, together with their flagship one in Austin. Alamo Drafthouse ended up submitting for Chapter 11 in March 2021 because it tried to remain afloat amidst the pandemic, and so they finally rebounded sufficient to announce they’d be opening 5 new areas, together with this one and the Staten Island one.