The uber anticipated dine-in movie theater import from Austin, Alamo Drafthouse, makes its New York City debut in Downtown Brooklyn tonight. It’s been a long time coming for the chain, which is known for showing indie films, blockbusters, and killer programming for film buffs since 1997. The company’s one of the first in the country to offer food service to filmgoers during screenings — a format that’s blown up recently — and it’s been trying to open an outpost in New York for years. On Friday, the new location at megadevelopment City Point, at 445 Gold Street near Dekalb Avenue, finally opens its doors to the public for screenings.
Downtown Brooklyn’s new Alamo Drafthouse location has two stories, seven screens, and a cocktail bar with 19th-century wax figures called House of Wax. Curbed New York previewed the space and found the cocktail bar to be certifiably creepy, with things like Napoleon’s death mask and figures of women giving birth on display. Although the chain has more than 20 locations across the country, the New York location will be the only one that has the wax-figure, museum-style bar.
Menu items run the gamut from burgers and salads to pizza and and Oddfellows ice cream. A list of beer, wine, and cocktails is also available during screenings. As an opening weekend special, all food and soda is 30 percent off until Sunday. Tickets (and reserved seats) can be purchased on Alamo’s website, and the full menu can be seen here. As always, let us know what you think if you stop by.