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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open in Yonkers
What better way to do dinner and a movie than at the same time? With an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema slated to open in Yonkers, that will soon be an option for area residents.
The cinema-eatery, which has locations in Texas, Colorado, Virginia and Missouri, is known for its state-of-the-art presentation and strict no-talking policy. (It has been known to throw texters and talkers out.)
Tim League, the founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, opened his first location in 1994. The Yonkers theater is set to open during the upcoming holiday season at 2500 Central Park Ave.
“We wanted to look at other neighborhoods that we feel would be well-served by our concept,” League said via email. “We toured Yonkers and really liked the area. When the project became available, we jumped at the chance.”
The theater will feature a mix of indie, foreign and blockbuster films, along with special events like sing-alongs and silent films with live scores.
“We like to think of the Alamo Drafthouse as a haven for movie lovers,” League said. “We built the Alamo in the first place to be a neighborhood theater by movie fans for movie fans.”
As movie buffs take their seat in the theater, they can order from a menu that features made-from-scratch dining options like pizzas, sandwiches and hand-mixed shakes. Orders are taken and delivered by a waitstaff trained to be, according to League, “veritable ninjas with stealthy, unobtrusive service.”
Alamo will also have a full bar featuring locally brewed beers.
"We want to show Yonkers that going to the movies can be fun again,” League said.