Another Movie Theater Is Opening in FiDi

Downtown will lose a movie theater when the Landmark Sunshine Cinema closes next January, but then we’ll gain one: “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is about to sign a lease to open a 10-screen, 40,000 square-foot luxury film complex next year at 28 Liberty St., the landmark skyscraper that was formerly known as Chase Manhattan Plaza,” reports the New York Post. The complex will be three levels below ground, with “dramatic exterior and interior signage [to] guide moviegoers through a confusing maze of entrances and walkways to ten-plus cinema screens and up to 600 seats under 20-foot-high ceilings.” So that’s 60 seats per theater? Hmm. Anyway, Alamo Drafthouse (where you can also drink alcohol, à la iPic) will shoot to open in 2018.