The popular, movie-geek-friendly theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, whose Brooklyn location opened in 2016, has announced they'll be opening their first locations in Manhattan and Los Angeles next year. The Manhattan location will be a 12-screen multiplex on the second and third floors of 28 Liberty in the Financial District, with a projected opening in the third quarter of 2019. The Los Angeles theater will be located in the city's The Bloc shopping center, and will feature 11 screens, with a projected opening in the second quarter of 2019.

As usual with Alamo, these new theaters will feature "a diverse mix of blockbusters, indies, documentaries, foreign language films, repertory classics, and unique special events," along with 4K laser projection systems, 35mm changeover projection, and reclining seats. (You can also expect their strict no talk/text policies, see video below.) Both locations are also set to house their Video Vortex combination bar and DVD/VHS home video stores with free rentals of select DVDs, Blu-Rays, and even VHS tapes (with rentable VCRs to boot), in addition to hosting board game nights, trivia nights, and related entertainment.

In a statement, Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League expressed his enthusiasm for opening these new locations: "Independent releases make it or break it on opening weekend in New York and Los Angeles," said League. "We are extremely excited to be able to meaningfully support a wide array of amazing independent films in these two important cities."

Construction is currently underway at the Los Angeles location, and the company plans to break ground on the Manhattan location sometime next month.

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