STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opening in a new $150 million New Dorp shopping center, Staten Islanders may want to know ...and more »
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opening in a new $150 million New Dorp shopping center, Staten Islanders may want to know a little about the mega dine-in movie house coming to the borough in 2019.
It was announced Thursday that the dine-in theater would be one of the anchors of The Boulevard, a new shopping center in the space where Hylan Plaza is now.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be one of about 50 stores in a 460,000-square-foot multi-level "Main Street" format.
Here's the top 10 things to know about the new theater, according to the company website:
*The nearest Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is in Downtown Brooklyn, at 445 Albee Square West.
*Alamo Drafthouse is touted as "a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery."
*It boasts the "largest genre film festival in the United States" and an online collectible art store.
*It was named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly.
*The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers unique programming and "high-profile, star studded special events.
*Alamo Drafthouse founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a global film festival that showcases offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios.
*The Alamo Drafthouse has a collectible art boutique, Mondo, which offers original products for popular TV and movie properties, including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.
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