If you’re like us, then Regal Cinemas makes you feel a little dirty inside. Just sort of…icky. Luckily, there are a new wave of indie theatres opening in Brooklyn so you can support local businesses and DIY yourself a good night, without spending more than you would at the mainstream theaters. (Hint: in some cases it’s a lot less!) So how do the new wave of indies stack up with each other on ticket and snack prices? Brokelyn ran down a price guide so you can see how much a night out at the new cinemas will cost you.
Kent Avenue at South 2nd Street, WilliamsburgVenue of choice for several local film festivals, this 93 seat theater opened in 2009 and is the only operating theatre in Williamsburg. It has an attached restaurant and bar, which will be open within the month and is the sort of New Williamsburg swank those condo buyers life. If you’re interested in like, foreign things or Bruce Springsteen, this is the theater for you.
Now playing: Bill Cunningham New York, Of Gods and Men, Blank City.
Concessions: Popcorn is $4 and sodas are $3.
Tickets: $12, $10 for students and seniors.
147 Front Street, Dumbo
Sister project of Dumbo’s reBar, this place is awesome! The 60-seat theatre (vintage car seats, obvs) boasts a chef, bar (last call is 10 minutes before the movie starts, thankfully) and pastry chef. Their duck confit hotdogs and bacon fat topped popcorn put Regal’s concessions to shame. Films are Sundancey with a lighter feel.
Now playing: We Go Way Back, Lord Byron, Hold, Something Wild.
Concessions: $5 for Mom & Pop’s Corn (Includes two toppings), and $8 for the Duck Confit Fender Dog
Tickets: reRun is also a Brokelyn pick: Most tickets are $5, but some are free!
136 Metropolitan Ave., WilliamsburgAfter years of construction on the theatre, which will be located in a residential condo building (see aforementioned “New Williamsburg”), it’s finally slated to open at the end of May
The Nitehawk will have two screens, several bars (upstairs neighbors to patrons: “woof”), and a restaurant which promises to serve movie-themed food i.e. White Russians during The Big Lebowski (that counts as food, right?) You can’t miss it – it’s the building on Metropolitan with the obnoxious LED lights covering the facade. Marketed as mom and pop, we’re unsure of the film choices.
Concessions: Not yet available.