Citizen of Tribeca | New to Fidi: Alamo Drafthouse


New to Fidi: Alamo Drafthouse

I couldn’t do the presser to Alamo Drafthouse on friday morning so i asked a local photographer Max Guliani to take my invitation and give us a good overview of the place. Long-awaited cinema is definitely taking a new turn.

Theaters are only a few rows deep – between 29 and 56 seats in total. And they serve food at the seats. (See details of the ordering system below, but you can also order when you buy your ticket online; the menu is here.) The waiters are trained to respond discreetly to orders throughout the movie from inside the theater. They also encourage you to come half an hour early for “pre-show entertainment” – a curated collection of rare, humorous clips on the theme of each movie. See the schedule here. Tickets cost $ 18.50.

The press room the bar will eventually have 48 taps running and a bar manager who creates handcrafted cocktails and includes 1938 Vandercook typography that prints custom posters for events – this is real press, not wax figure! On weekends, he will print souvenir postcards from old plaques.

I’ll give them a few weeks and then taste the menu. They weren’t offering food at the press premiere, but Max said the place was amazing and offered “a more intimate experience than the Regal Theaters in Battery Park City.”

The theater chain, which was founded in Austin, is also famous for its no-tolerance policy on texting and chatting, and will reject a customer if they don’t either. They have some well-known PSAs featuring Ann Richards, Jeff Goldblum, and others, but this one is the best:

Alamo Drafthouse
28 Freedom at lower level
between Nassau and Guillaume
Office SC301


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