For years NYC has been promised an Alamo Drafthouse, and now its first is set to open this summer. Good news for those who want the unique movie-going experience but don't want to go to Yonkers. First announced four years ago, the movie theater—known for their no talking/texting ads—will open in Downtown Brooklyn (as long as plans don't fall apart like they did for their UWS outpost).
The Austin-based company announced the news today, noting that construction at their 445 Gold Street location is almost complete. According to IndieWire, they're promising "a movie-lover's paradise featuring seven screens celebrating all forms of cinema... a diverse programming slate blending the best arthouse and independent releases with Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters." Tim League, founder of the Drafthouse, says that they'll also have some independent programming that showcases the city.
There will be plenty of theme nights, movies both new and old (digital and 35mm), snacks, booze, burgers, and shaming of anyone who tries to pick up their phone during a feature.
The theater will be located right by Brooklyn's MetroTech and Borough Hall, an area severely lacking in quality cinemas.