Alamo Drafthouse set to open this weekend

Brooklyn, get ready for the blockbusters.

Texas-based cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse will be bringing its southern charm to Downtown Brooklyn in just a few short days, opening up for business on Friday, October 28.

Known for featuring a program of new releases along with classic film events, Alamo Drafthouse is recognized for its unique programming and, during its grand opening, will spotlight special guests, co-presenting collaborations and new signature screening series for its flagship New York location.

“To most New Yorkers, this is their first time experiencing an Alamo Drafthouse, so in many ways this represents the efforts of 19 years of programming,” said New York Creative Manager Cristina Cacioppo. “It reflects the variety that will be found on our screens every day of the week, from the weird and wonderful, to the bizarre and outré, to the fun and family-friendly and everything in between. It sounds cliché, but there will be something for everyone.”

Viewers of all ages can expect a truly diverse sampling of series to choose from. One of the programming centerpieces is the “New in Town” series, spotlighting movies about “moving in.” Films in the series will span from audience favorites like “Muppets Take Manhattan” to lesser-known films like “The Coca-Cola Kid.” Midnight movie icon Joe Bob Briggs will be in attendance to introduce the series’ screening of the ‘70s exploitation classic “Switchblade Sisters.”

Other signature series, according to Alamo, will include “Shouting at the Screen,” with host Wyatt Cenac and Donwill live riffing on Blaxploitation movies. A DJed afterparty in the House of Wax bar will follow. New action movie series “Fist City,” which celebrates the most pulse-pounding genre of bombastic heroics, will kick off with “Hard Target” in November along with many other featured series debuts to follow.

“Diverse programming has been a cornerstone of our brand since its inception and I’m beyond thrilled to finally share films we love in the city of New York,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder, Tim League. “Blending classics, oddities, blockbusters and new discoveries allows us to further our mission of championing cinema with the widest variety of audiences.”

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn is located at 445 Gold Street at the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenues. For more information, visit

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