The Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater chain that is opening a new five-screen theater in the historic Metro Theater on Broadway between 99th and 100th Streets, was given the thumbs-up from a community board committee last night to get a liquor license, DNAinfo reported. The chain sells liquor and will bring you food and drinks to your seat. The vote is a recommendation, and the application still must be approved by the State Liquor Authority, but it’s a nice step forward. We broke the story on the application a couple of weeks ago, and why it’s good news.
But here’s some less-good news. At the hearing, a company rep said that the opening will not occur in 2013, as originally expected.
“Tim Reed, the company’s chief development officer, said the theater’s exterior is landmarked and will remain the same, but that the interior gutting and renovations necessary would push the opening date to 2014.”
The theater will open from 11 a.m. until midnight, and hold 378 people — it will even have one theater that holds just 30 people, said Reed.
For our Q&A with the head of Alamo that tells you everything you need to know about the theater, including details about the special feasts they hold for certain screenings, click here.
Photo via Alamo Drafthouse facebook page.