Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn

445 Albee Square West,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

I heard rumors that Century 21 is closing and the Alamo taking over the 3rd floor with 7 more screens

thehorror13
thehorror13 on January 12, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Theater 7 is now equipped to screen 70mm features. So far 70mm films screened were first run DUNKIRK and PHANTOM THREAD. Repertory films screened were John Carpenter’s THE THING. Promised to be screened in 2018 is HOWARD THE DUCK.

thehorror13
thehorror13 on January 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

This theater is also known as Alamo Drafthouse City Point, which is what the building and mall is called, and where the theater is housed.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 29, 2017 at 6:07 pm

How’s the audio for 35mm? Is it Dolby Digital, Dolby Stereo, DTS, or SDDS?

thehorror13
thehorror13 on July 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Correcting John Fink’s post from January 10, 2017: It is Theater One that shows 35mm films such as Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday. In my opinion, the 35mm prints they screen are pretty decent. Nothing too scratched or faded. Always as great time there, and projectiin is usually a top class affair.

smalldarkcloud
smalldarkcloud on July 9, 2017 at 11:56 am

There is an Alamo Drafthouse sign in one window on the fourth floor. A pedestrian does need to look up, and in, the right place, to see it. I suspect the Alamo’s audience are people who know it exists and where to look for it, and not casual moviegoers (rightly or wrongly).

John Fink
John Fink on January 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Theatre 7 is equipped for DCP and 35MM and plays host to Terror Tuesdays and Weird Wednesdays – two signature series imported from Austin that make use of Alamo’s AGFA (American Genre Film Archive).

Print quality varies – sometimes you get a nearly pristine print, other times it can be a struggle to watch something scratched and terribly faded.

theatrefan
theatrefan on January 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm

I think having something like Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask on display in the bar does make it kind of creepy & ghoulish, Orlando. Also in this day and age, I doubt highly that there will be any type of marquee, possibly a Alamo Drafthouse sign but no traditional marquee, just look at the one in Yonkers.

Orlando
Orlando on January 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

P.S. There is no Alamo marquee so most downtowners are clueless that a theatre is in the complex and how to get into it.

Orlando
Orlando on January 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

Total seating capacity for this complex is only 840. Boxes range from 45 the smallest, to 140 the largest. Nice atmosphere, keep quiet polocies, and best popcorn around. The Bar space is hideous and unattractive but I don’t drink so I don’t bother with this space below the cinemas. The RKO Albee lost over 40 years ago has been compromised for retail, apartments and etc. One Albee Square is totally unrecognized, actually there is no square anymore as the street in front of the former RKO has been denuded.

theatrefan
theatrefan on December 18, 2016 at 10:47 am

Sad that there is absolutely no acknowledgment of what movie palace had formerly stood on this site before, the RKO Albee. While an artifact from the original RKO movie palace may be hard to come by nowadays, how about a nicely framed color or black & white photo on display somewhere in the lobby?

That being said, presentation here is top-notch and auditorium #1 is capable of showing 35mm film, all of the rest are standard DCP. The food and drinks they serve here are also quite delicious if that is your sort of thing. I also wonder if the repertory programing they do has affected the BAM Cinematek in any way?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

Here’s the direct link to the RKO Albee, now gone almost 40 years.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

Mikeoaklandpartk: This new 7-screen theatre is built on the rear of the plot upon which the 3,250-seat RKO Albee Theatre once stood.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 31, 2016 at 8:42 am

Did this replace an old existing theater?

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on October 30, 2016 at 11:17 am

“CBS This Morning” did a report about the Alamo chain and the opening of this, the 25th Alamo Drafthouse, including an interview with founder Tim League which aired on October 29, 2016:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alamo-drafthouse-tim-league-reinventing-movie-theater-cinema-experience/