Alamo Drafthouse Claims Third NY Location at Brooklyn's City Point
Huzzah! Another reason to celebrate New York City. The Alamo Drafthouse based out of Austin, Texas has announced a third location in the works for the New York City area. This latest Drafthouse will be a 7-screen theater built inside the brand new City Point complex in the heart of downtown Brooklyn (see Google Maps). The new facility will be called the Alamo Drafthouse City Point and will feature seven screens of new releases, repertory programming and the Alamo's signature films in both 35mm and digital formats. This joins two other under construction New York City-area Drafthouses, but it won't be opening until 2015.
Commenting in their press release: "I am extremely excited about the major development in downtown Brooklyn and proud to be a part of it," said Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. "Although more than two years on the horizon, I can tell you that the City Point Brooklyn Alamo will be our best theater yet." Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, Alamo Drafthouse City Point will provide food and drink service to your seat and will uphold its famously strict no-talking policy. The area where they're putting this Drafthouse has received comments from NY locals to the likes of: "Let's just say that part of Brooklyn isn't the safest." But I suppose that's why the plan is to build up the community through arts, with a great venue.
The other two NYC-area Alamo Drafthouses on the way include one in Yonkers, NY announced earlier this year and slated to open this holiday season; plus there's one coming to the Upper West Side / Harlem area - the Alamo Drafthouse Metro, announced in April as a renovation to the old Metro Theatre up on 2626 Broadway (around 100th St.) in New York City, to open sometime in 2013. The Drafthouse is making a big push East with three theaters. I'm excited to even have one of them, considering I recently moved to New York and have a special place in my heart for the Alamo Drafthouse. Nothing compares to them in terms of the actual cinematic experience from start to finish. Great beer and excellent movies, could it be any better?
We'll continue to keep everyone updated on the nationwide Alamo Drafthouse expansion. While they've also setup San Francisco and Colorado developments, we're still waiting for them to announce something in Los Angeles. In the meantime, I'm happy to know that there's at least three Drafthouses coming to the New York area and can't wait for them to start opening. For more info visit the Alamo Blog or Drafthouse.com website.