Austin based film series Alamo Drafthouse The cinema is opening its first New England location in Boston early next year as part of a national expansion.
The Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport, a 10-screen theater with 767 seats, will feature the chain’s signature in-theater food and drink menu, and luxury recliner seating. Location at 60 Seaport Blvd. Living, dining and retailing is on the rise in the new Seaport Square on the South Boston waterfront.
The chain, which restructured and emerged from the deep-rooted bankruptcy of Covid, has had a strong cast, attracting particularly young audiences with themed venues, bars and other properties, and its blockbusters, indie films, curated Repertory is a mix of classics. and special events. As a result, the company is expanding. In early 2022 it announced seven new theaters over the next few years That includes three new areas – Chicago, Birmingham and St. Louis – and additional locations in Washington, DC and NYC. Of that group, Staten Island is ahead with an opening date announced soon, and Chicago is currently looking at a November opening.
CEO Shelley Taylor said, “Each weekend brings a welcome reminder that audiences are enjoying the theatrical experience in large numbers, and Alamo Drafthouse is responding to the industry’s unparalleled passion.” “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our love of film, food and beer to Boston, a city with a rich culture, deep history, and a vibrant film scene.”
The Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island is kung-fu-themed with nine screens and The Flying Guillotine Lobby Bar—a collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA (similar to the press room bar at The House of Wax and other NYC locations). The public space celebrates the history of martial arts films with memorabilia and a full-fledged martial arts free-rental video store.
Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville in Chicago is a six-screener directly across the street from Wrigley Field.