Upcoming City Point ‘Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’ Offers Booze & Food With Flicks

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater in Brooklyn Heights is about to lose its lock on the cineplex monopoly around town. Plans are confirmed for the 900-seat, seven-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open in 2015 in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point. The upscale Austin-based biz is known for serving food & booze to theatergoers in their seats, offering indie & mainstream first-run movies, alongside repertory programming. Alamo has a strict no talking, no texting policy.

The theater will be built during Phase II of Fulton Mall’s mixed-use City Point development, which was updated this month with a new rendering from architects CookFox. The second phase also comprises two highrise residential rental towers (a 19-story with affordable housing & a 30-story market rate rental) and a permanent Market Hall selling fresh food and showcasing Brooklyn vendors.

City Point will be built in three phases. Phase I at One Dekalb was completed last fall. The second phase is expected to wrap in 2015, with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as a primary anchor. It joins coming retail neighbors Armani Exchange, Century 21, H&M, TJ Maxx and Raymoor & Flanigan.

The theater chain currently has theaters in 10+ cities, including San Francisco, Denver and Houston; with plans to open locations on NYC’s Upper West Side and in Yonkers. The Brooklyn lease was first tipped by the Wall Street Journal in December. Charter Realty & Development brokered the 43,842/sf deal.

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  • http://justbeyondthebend.com Joe Dudas

    Hard to get too excited since it’s 2+ years out, but…Yes!!

  • Mr. Crusty

    I don’t think he said it was. He said it was in Downtown Brooklyn.

  • Knight

    Yikes … can you just imagine what the Court Street theater would be like if they served booze!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Exactly, It’s gonna be a nightmarish circus. Brooklyn is a long way from Austin, dem Texas boys don’t know what they’re getting into.

  • Joe A

    I go to the Court Street theater all the time and have never had any problems. Great place to watch a movie. Comfortable and within walking distance.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    You must be going to matinées during the week, which are doable there. Try going there on a weekend evening and you’ll change your tune.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Spot on, I say.

  • Joe A

    Heathens? Trash? Abomination?

    Wonder why BH has such a negative reputation? Anybody that talks about other people in those terms are the true exaomples of trash to me. Vile little people that are afraid of their own shadows. Cowardly pukes that judge people by the color of their skin or the size of their bank accounts.

    I feel sorry for people like you.

  • Joe A

    And another moron opens his mouth.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    I’ll take an IQ test against you any day of the week, then we’ll see who’s the moron

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    It is not about race or bank accounts, The theater is a magnet for trouble makers. I dare you to go there on a Saturday night to see a first run movie, then come back here and tell us what a pleasant experience you had and you’d gladly bring a date there the next time. I double dare you.
    On three separate occasions I had to get a refund because the rude boorish behavior of the general clientele. Here is a brief list: Loud talking, Making and receiving calls/texts, Screaming, Fighting, Throwing food and Throwing up. Once (the last time) they stopped the film while police ejected a troop of teens. Thats why it’s called the “ghettoplex”.

  • Joe A

    Uh huh.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    That’s all you got? pathetic.

  • Joe A

    I see no point in going back and forth with someone of your ilk. If you want to contend that calling people “heathens” does not have a racist connotation fine, I’ll just leave it to others to make their own determination.

  • Joe A

    I would whip your butt with one lobe tied behind my back.

  • Montague Street Dad

    Nothing will match my memories for going to see Die Hard IV midnight showing at Court Street. Whooping, texting, talking back at the screen, toddlers screaming. Bruce Willis winning the day. It was chaos and somehow awesome.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Hey, Please don’t shoot the messenger. I didn’t coin the name, that’s just what lots of folks around here call it.
    I am not a racist, I judge people only by their actions or lack of. In the cace of the UA Court Street 12, enough of the patrons engage in unsophisticated, low class, rude behavior to make the experience unbearable.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Ha

  • Jorale-man

    I’ve gotta agree with Arch on this one. It’s always a risk that people misinterpret your complaints as having a racist or classicist motive, but the Court Street multiplex has some serious crowd-control issues. I’ve seen 2 major movies there and to this day, all I remember about them was not the movies themselves but the unruly behavior of my fellow patrons.