Texters, beware: The Downtown Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse officially opens next Friday, October 28. Based in Austin, Texas and beloved by moviegoers, the theater chain is known for its food and alcohol menu, no-phone policy and interactive events. A Yonkers location opened in the summer of 2013, but this new Brooklyn outpost marks the company’s first foray into New York City proper.
“Diverse programming has been a cornerstone of our brand since its inception and I’m beyond thrilled to finally share films we love in the city of New York,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse’s CEO and founder. “Blending classics, oddities, blockbusters and new discoveries allows us to further our mission of championing cinema with the widest variety of audiences.” One of the theater’s first programming series is “New in Town,” which will feature films like “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and “The Coca-Cola Kid.”
That and other repertory screenings — like “Suburbia,” “Heavenly Creatures” and an “Addams Family” party — will complement the new theater’s first-run programming of art-house and wide-release offerings.