Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a chain of theaters in Texas known for their very strict no-talking/cell phone policy during movies, their penchant for screening smaller-budget, independent films, as well as their options for dining during the movies themselves. Having attended SXSW this year for the first time, one of the first things on my list was to visit an Alamo. Needless to say, they’re awesome with their service and policy, even if it meant I had to take my notes in the complete darkness. Boo hoo.
Today, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced that they are opening their first location in New York City in 2013, taking over where the old Metro Theater stood in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The press release reads, “The venue will feature five screens of new releases, repertory programming and the Alamo’s unique signature programming. Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, the Alamo Drafthouse at the Metro will provide food and drink service to your seat and will uphold its famously strict no-talking policy.” Any New Yorkers interested in working for the theater can actually find more information here.