Big news! We're overjoyed to announce a third New York location opening in the next couple of years, part of our sneaky plan to win over as many boroughs as we possibly can. The newest location will be in the beautiful area of downtown Brooklyn. Per our friend Devin Faraci at Badass Digest, who used to live in this neighborhood: "The Drafthouse is joining the City Point project that is revitalizing the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, and if you've lived in Brooklyn for any amount of time, you know how exciting this is... the area is so convenient, the local neighborhoods so lovely and the history of Downtown Brooklyn so strong." Sounds promising, no?
Read on for the full press release!
Austin, TX--- Monday, December 3, 2012--- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to unveil its plans for a third location in New York: Alamo Drafthouse City Point. The seven-screen theater will be located at City Point, a new 1.8 million square foot mixed-use project that is being developed by Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners.
"I am extremely excited about the major development in downtown Brooklyn and proud to be a part of it,” said Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. “Although more than two years on the horizon, I can tell you that the City Point Brooklyn Alamo will be our best theater yet."
The venue will feature seven screens of new releases, repertory programming and the Alamo’s unique signature programming in both 35mm and digital formats. Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, Alamo Drafthouse City Point will provide food and drink service to your seat and will uphold its famously strict no-talking policy. The new theater is currently scheduled to open in 2015.
Kenneth Bernstein, President and CEO of Acadia Realty Trust said “We welcome Alamo Drafthouse to the growing tenant roster at City Point which also includes fashion icons A|X Armani Exchange and Century 21 department store. Alamo Drafthouse is a fantastic entertainment anchor for the downtown Brooklyn community.”
City Point is a 1.8 million square foot mixed-use development in downtown Brooklyn, at the crossroads of historic brownstone neighborhoods, civic landmarks, universities and one of New York City’s busiest retail and office districts. The project will strengthen and anchor Fulton Street and downtown Brooklyn, the city’s third busiest central business district, by adding a critical mass of new retail, restaurants and entertainment options. In addition, the project includes critically-needed affordable and market rate housing, and will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs for the local community.