Meet the Movie Lover Who Gives Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse Just Enough Weird to Work – Village Voice

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1 p.m.


Is his face tattoo the reason The Witch Who Came From the Sea was so hard to watch?

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What a time it is to be a niche-film-loving New Yorker. In Williamsburg, there are the enduring genre stalwarts Nitehawk and Spectacle, the former a hip, food-and-drink-friendly venue, the latter a charmingly cramped space with $5 admission that welcomes paper bags barely hiding six-packs. In Chinatown, there’s the sleekly realized Metrograph, where you can cap your screening with steak tartare at the upstairs commissary. And in Greenwich Village later this year, the Quad Cinema, the city’s oldest four-screen theater, is slated to relaunch under the aegis of real estate developer Charles S. Cohen.

Downtown Brooklyn, fast being redeveloped, has now joined this cinema coterie. An outpost of…

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