Alamo Drafthouse Moving into New York's Upper West Side in 2013!
Big news for New York based movie fans - the Alamo Drafrthouse has announced their first venue in the city! A press release today confirms that the Drafthouse is moving into the Upper West Side, taking over the former Metro Theater located at 2626 Broadway (Google maps), up between 99th & 100th Streets. The five-screen Manhattan-area theater will be owned and operated by Tim League's Alamo Drafthouse, to open in 2013. This is fantastic news and an incredible announcement to follow their recent expansions to San Francisco and Colorado, too. I hope this is only the start of Alamo Drafthouse taking over the country!
The press release confirms: Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, the Alamo Drafthouse at the Metro will provide food and drink service to your seat and will uphold its famously strict no-talking policy. The new theater is currently scheduled to open in 2013. "My often-stated top priority for the Alamo Drafthouse has been to open a venue in New York," said Alamo founder and CEO Tim League. "When we discovered the availability of the historic Metro theater, we immediately knew we had found the perfect location for our new Manhattan home." I can't wait to see what this place turns out like once it's updated and refurbished. I'm very anxious and excited already, as I love New York City and it truly has been in need of an Alamo Drafthouse, now it's finally getting one! I hope they open up even more in the city once this one is a success.
Here's a photo of the Metro Theater they're taking over, from Cinema Treasures. It definitely has an Alamo Drafthouse vibe already, but I'm sure it's going to look and feel even cooler once Tim spruces it up. For developments/updates on Alamo Drafthouse at the Metro, follow them on twitter @drafthouse or Facebook.