After four years of will-they-won't-they, the folks behind Alamo Drafthouse—an Austin-born dine-in theater chain—is finally set to debut its Downtown Brooklyn outpost on October 28th.
Back in July, Alamo founder and CEO Tim League gave an ominous "soon" when asked about the opening date during a discussion at IFP’s Made in New York Media Center, but the launch was held up due to construction delays. Now that it's been given the fire department go-ahead, the bi-level seven-theater multiplex will begin screening films on the 28th, with tickets going on sale on Wednesday at 8am, reports the New York Times.
For its opening weekend, aptly timed to coincide with Halloween festivities, the Brooklyn location will host an "In the Mood for Gore" film series including Asian horror films from the 1980s and a The Monster Squad-inspired Halloween party on October 31st.
Like its 24 siblings, the NYC Alamo—decorated with Turkish movie posters and tin ceilings—features dine-in service, with chef Fernando Marulanda (Tavern on the Green) manning the kitchen. Expect dishes like edamame hummus with crispy wonton chips, made-to-order flatbread topped with spiced lamb and fresh arugula, and a jerk-chicken sandwich with coconut-lime dressing. There's also a stand-alone lobby bar stocked with New York draft beers.