Alamo Drafthouse Confirmed Its FiDi Cineplex

Finally! Alamo Drafthouse confirmed the rumor, dating from May of 2017, of a cineplex at 28 Liberty (where Manhatta restaurant recently opened). Take it away, Deadline:

The 12-screen multiplex will occupy the second and third basement levels of 28 Liberty and feature 4K Barco laser projection, 35MM changeover projection, immersive surround sound, and luxury recliners in all auditoriums. […] In addition, both the Manhattan and upcoming Los Angeles locations of Alamo Drafthouse will include branches of Video Vortex, a bar concept that debuted earlier this year in Raleigh, North Carolina. Video Vortex is a neighborhood video store that features thousands of DVDs, Blu-rays, and even select VHS (along with rentable VHS players) curated by Alamo Drafthouse staff and the American Genre Film Archive. But unlike a traditional video store, rentals at both Video Vortex locations are free. Video Vortex is also full-service bar and will also sell board games, collectibles, movies, and apparel from Mondo and other brands.

I’ve never been to an Alamo Drafthouse, but people love it, and my understanding it that it’s not afraid to play art-house films (unlike iPic, which prioritizes crap). It’s shooting to open in the third quarter of 2019.