Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Restaurant Chain Is NYC-Bound

Popcorn, your days are numbered.
Popcorn, your days are numbered.Photo: Getty Images

The days of sneaking your own food into the movies may be on the wane: The Times learns that awesome Austin-based theater-cum-restaurant chain Alamo Drafthouse will open in New York. (You might remember the company’s “no texting” ad that went viral last summer.) Alamo will take over the former Metro theater on Broadway near 90th, with five screens and at-seat ordering of food and drinks. They’ll show new releases and themed nights, like they do in Austin; look for an opening next year. Two cinemas in New York, the Nitehawk and Indie Food & Wine, have kicked off the food-at-the-movies trend; soon popcorn will be totally passe. [ArtsBeat/NYT]