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Popular Dine-In Theater Alamo Drafthouse Will Open a FiDi Location Next Year

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The multiplex will also have a video store-themed bar

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Alamo Drafthouse will open its first Manhattan location in the Financial District in 2019, Deadline reports. The popuarl Austin-based chain of cinemas that serves food, cocktails, and boozy shakes with its movies will add a 12-screen multiplex in the 28 Liberty tower, which also houses Danny Meyer’s 60th-floor restaurant Manhatta.

The FiDi location of Alamo, which will live on the second and third basement levels of the 28 Liberty tower, will have a separate bar of its own. This one will be an NYC iteration of Video Vortex, the bar and video store concept that debuted in Alamo’s Raleigh, North Carolina location. As with the Raleigh version of Video Vortex, this bar will channel an old-school neighborhood video store in its decor and feature a long list of local beers. It will also have a literal video rental collection, and up to two titles can be rented at a time for free. Board games, collectibles, and additional movies will be for sale.

Alamo Drafthouse made its highly anticipated NYC debut in the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn in October 2016. In addition to movie screens on its second floor, the Brooklyn space features House Of Wax, a bar on the first floor that has more than 30 beers on tap, cocktails, and extremely creepy decor that makes it look like a museum of horrors.

Eater NY has reached out for more information about the upcoming location’s menu. Alamo Drafthouse typically features several staple items across its locations, like fried pickles, popcorn, and wings, but it also has location-specific dishes and location-specific pizza toppings. The Brooklyn location currently features a miso-glazed cod, as well as an “M train” pizza topped with pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, ham, and five cheeses.

Alamo also comes up with special dishes, cocktails, and milkshakes inspired by big releases. The berbere wings that were initially introduced as a Black Panther special at the Brooklyn location were eventually added to the regular menu. The chain also has plans to open in Staten Island.

Manhattan’s first Alamo opens in late 2019.

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