Alamo Drafthouse moving into vacant Metro Theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

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NEW YORK, NY — All New York is buzzing about the arrival of Alamo Drafthouse as they plan to reopen the Metro Theater next year. The five screen theater had already been gutted to prepare it for retail use so this Alamo will be built from scratch.

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John Fink
John Fink on April 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

So much as been said about Alamo, I’ll just add this: they live up to the hype. The food isn’t gourmet and upscale like iPic/Gold Class but is excellent, fresh bar kind of food, along with the extensive beverage menu (the prices are still cheaper than Fork & Screen, at least they were in Austin). It’s been a long time coming, but I’m sure it’ll be well worth the wait, the presentation and service is always excellent and Tim League and company really do care about the experience, this is what so many exhibitors forget. I’m excited to see how they’ll tailor it for NYC, which I’m sure will have its own vibe (hopefully showing some experimental films in the line up, matching the type of filmmaking done in NYC in the 60’s). There’s so much that can be done without infringing on the domain of Anthology Film Archives, and I can’t wait to take my friends (Nitehawk is also another high quality Alamo-like theatre in Brooklyn, on a somewhat smaller scale, but I like that theatre very much – – in fact they pushed for NY state to remove the ban on alcohol in movie theaters opening the doors for this and other plans AMC and the Angelika have).

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