AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 3, 2012 // PRNewswire // - 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.
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The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art store. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website http://drafthouse.com/.
Acadia Realty Trust, a full-integrated equity real estate investment trust, is focused on the ownership, management and redevelopment of high-quality retail properties and urban/infill mixed-use properties with a strong retail component located primarily in high-barrier-to-entry, densely-populated metropolitan areas along the East coast and in the Midwestern United States. Acadia owns, or has ownership interest in, 95 properties through its core portfolio and three opportunistic/ value-add investment funds.
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