Brand New, Seven-Screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Coming this Summer to the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn to Celebrate the Best in Film, Food and Drink
(New York, NY - April 5, 2016) “You talkin’ to me?” Not at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn. The Austin-based cinema chain, known for its strict “no talking, no texting” policy is pleased to officially announce their much-anticipated theater in Downtown Brooklyn is set to open Summer 2016.
Currently in its final phase of construction, the flagship theater, located at 445 Gold Street - at the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenues - will be a movie-lover’s paradise featuring seven screens celebrating all forms of cinema. True to the brand’s roots, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will feature a diverse programming slate blending the best arthouse and independent releases with Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. With the ability to screen both 35mm film and digital formats, the theater will also boast a robust repertory program that salutes the classics and the obscure with equal fervor.
“It’s been a long time coming but we cannot wait to bring the Alamo Drafthouse experience to Brooklyn,” said Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. “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.”
While this new location will feature the Alamo Drafthouse’s signature series Terror Tuesday, Video Vortex and Girlie Night, the programming will also champion the distinct tastes of Brooklyn and New York audiences. “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,” says Brooklyn Creative Manager Cristina Cacioppo. “This city has the most adventurous audiences of anywhere in the world and our screens will be reflective of that.”
Like all of the company’s theaters, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will match its love of movies with its love of food and drink to provide in-theater dining in all seven screens featuring a full menu influenced by local flavors and ingredients. The theater bar will also showcase a deep array of the best local beers on tap as well as the finest hand-crafted cocktails. And true to form, the ironclad “no-talking, no-texting” policy will be in full effect along with unique special events, multi-course film feasts, live performances and the extensive participation of filmmaking talent.
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About Alamo Drafthouse
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 19 years later, the now 23-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.