Once, long ago, we heard rumors that the famed Austin-based cinema would be opening in NYC. Years went by, we grew to love the other gastro-filmhouses that popped up (hi, Nitehawk and Syndicated) and moved on with our lives, convinced the Alamo was just an urban legend, like the Second Avenue Subway or walk-in closets.
But all that changed last Friday: The Alamo Drafthouse officially opened its doors in Downtown Brooklyn. The complex houses seven theaters, all with reserved-seat ticketing, plus an attached cocktail bar, House of Wax (named for the creepy wax heads on display). So far, the schedule includes new releases, classics and signature series. We’ll see you at the first edition of “Girlie Night,” (Mean Girls on November 7) and we’ll be first in line for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 17, obvs.
Let’s get to the important stuff, though: the food. Your moviegoing experience wouldn’t be complete without edamame hummus, wild-mushroom flatbread with truffled parmesan and a boozy strawberry-vanilla-rosé shake.
There’s one other detail worth noting—there’s a strict “no talking, no texting” policy. Bad news for that guy who felt compelled to live-tweet The Magnificent Seven; great news for the rest of us.