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The Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan Opens With Films Celebrating NYC


The Alamo Drafthouse has garnered a cult following over the years, with their own particular brand of offbeat cinema combined with food and drinks. And now their expansion continues into Manhattan. Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan, located at 28 Liberty Street, will be having a “soft opening” from October 18, 2021 through the 21st. Guests will receive special discounts on select food and non-alcoholic beverages while staff trains and gets up to speed. The new theater occupies 37,000 square feet on Floor 2B beneath the landmark 28 Liberty Street building in the Financial District, with 14 screens and 578 seats theater. This is the company’s third New York-area location after Yonkers (2013) and Brooklyn (2016), and the very first in Manhattan. 

For those of you looking to enjoy a refreshing beverage before or after the show, there’s The Press Room, a museum, a letterpress print shop, a bar, and a private event space all-in-one. Along with an ample selection of beers and cocktails, The Press Room also displays selections from a vast archive of over 60,000 letterpress film advertising plates spanning the 1930s through the 1980s. But this collection will also come to life – The Press Room’s 1938 Vandercook letterpress will be inked and ready to be fired up for special screenings with limited edition greeting cards, private events, and classes for anyone wishing to learn the resurgent art of letterpress printing.

Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan will also have a slate of Signature Programming specially curated from each decade of the past century of films set in and about New York City called “Lights of New York” – a nod to the 1928 film that’s been thought of as the first full-length, all “talkie” film.

Films include:

Beginning October 18th

  • SPEEDY (1928)
  • KING KONG (1933)
  • ON THE TOWN (1949)

Beginning October 22nd

  • REAR WINDOW (1954)
  • PUTNEY SWOPE (1969)

Beginning October 29th

  • GOD TOLD ME TO (1976)
  • SMITHEREENS (1982)
  • THE ADDICTION (1995)

Beginning November 5th

  • INSIDE MAN (2006)
  • GOOD TIME (2017)
  • SHIVA BABY (2020)

Additionally, on November 3rd, Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan will participate in Alamo Drafthouse’s “Godzilla Day” exclusive premiere of Toho’s new 4K restoration of Godzilla’s 1954 debut film, GOJIRA.

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