Alamo Drafthouse Is Bringing Outdoor Screenings Of Iconic NYC Movies To Lower Manhattan

09/13/2021 in
Alamo Drafthouse Is Bringing Outdoor Screenings Of Iconic NYC Movies To Lower Manhattan

Before the Alamo Drafthouse finally opens its first Manhattan location later this fall, the Austin cinema chain is bringing free outdoor movies to Lower Manhattan as an appetizer. 

The national dine-while-you-watch chain is bringing three free screenings of iconic New York City movies to Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty Street) from September 23 through October 7, to introduce itself to the borough. The three movies all celebrate different, cinematic aspects of New York: its criminal underbelly, its romantic appeal and its sewers full of radioactive turtles. 

Catch John Carpenter’s classic “Escape from New York” on September 23, followed by Nora Ephron’s extremely pleasant “You’ve Got Mail” on September 30 and the extremely bodacious, extremely ‘90s flick “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”  on October 7. Costumes are encouraged for that one. 

Films will be projected on a screen on 28 Liberty’s South Plaza at 7 p.m.; expect popcorn and themed festivities before the show. The plaza also features a sculpture by Jean Dubuffet and a Sunken Garden by Isamu Noguchi. 

screenshot, courtesy AVCO Embassy Pictures

Tags: alamo drafthouse, fosun plaza

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