Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
This Austin-based moviehouse chain has made it to NYC. Brooklyn Heights in fact, and it’s a must-visit for any film buff or wax bust. Wait, what? The in-house restaurant, House of Wax, features countless gruesome wax heads and creepy babydolls displayed exhibit-style. At least you’ll have plenty to talk about, and with wine on tap and an impressive beer list, don’t miss your movie! Did you forget we were in a movie theater? Enjoy full-service-to-your-seat while you escape into movie land.
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Their attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made Drafthouse a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).
The Alamo Drafthouse was founded in Austin, TX by Tim and Karrie League, who were driven by a simple passion for watching movies and enjoying food and beer. The first theater was a fairly simple one screen operation that initially featured second run titles at discount rates, but the Leagues’ passion for programming quickly soared past the standard repertory theater midnight fare and it wasn’t long before Austin’s cinematic luminaries like Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused) and Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool News.com) took notice.
Soon what was once a non-descript parking garage that the Leagues transformed into a theater with their own two hands became the hub for every true cinephile in central Texas. Within its first year the venue was playing host to film premieres, visiting filmmakers, and even caught the eye of Quentin Tarantino, who began hosting legendary 5 day marathon screenings of classic exploitation titles from his personal collection.