Brooklyn just got a whole lot more hip. The beloved Austin, Texas-based theater chain, Alamo Drafthouse, is today announcing huge news that fans of both the brand (famous for its delicious in-theater snacks and strict no talking policy) and of catching films on the big screen will surely delight in. After years of chatter and hope, Alamo Drafthouse has announced that its highly anticipated Downtown Brooklyn location is finally set to open this summer.
The new theater, located at 445 Gold Street (at the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenues) is currently in its final phase of construction, and promises to be “a movie-lover’s paradise featuring seven
screens celebrating all forms of cinema.” The theater will also play home to “a diverse programming slate blending the best arthouse and independent releases with Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.” Signature Drafthouse programs like Terror Tuesday, Video Vortex and Girlie Night are all expected to be part of this robust slate. The new location will have the ability to screen both 35mm film and digital formats.
Of the news, Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League commented, “It’s been a long time coming but we cannot wait
to bring the Alamo Drafthouse experience to Brooklyn. The impact on film from this region is indelible
and expansive. Hopefully we can add to that rich fabric and give fans, new and
old, a place to honor the joy of cinema.”
Brooklyn Creative Manager Cristina Cacioppo added, “As a
local and avid moviegoer myself, I know New Yorkers are equally excited for the
latest from Pixar as they are the first from Michael Haneke. This city has the most adventurous audiences of anywhere in the world and our
screens will be reflective of that.”
For more information on Alamo Drafthouse Downtown
Brooklyn, please visit its official site.