Movie Talk With Nick Prueher, Curator of Kim’s Video at Alamo Drafthouse
There’s a lot to love about Lower Manhattan’s Alamo Drafthouse (28 Liberty St.) — the slate of programming, the convenient location, the tasty menu, the fact that you can sneak out of your office at 3 p.m. to catch the first showing without really angering your boss. And this location in particular boasts some amazing eye candy: the cult collection from Kim’s Video, the independent rental store that operated from 1986 through 2014 in a few locations across Manhattan.
Indeed, there’re plenty of titles to sift through while waiting for your screening or for your buddy to finish using the bathroom. You can even rent the videos for free, according to Nick Prueher. The curator and overseer of the collection recently gave the Alliance a personal tour of the wacky inventory, ranging from trippy musicals hungover from the disco era to every possible ’sploitation genre imaginable.
For those of you who’re planning a visit to Drafthouse, here’s our handy guide of how to eat in the dark.
photo: Nick PrueherTags: alamo drafthouse, reels