Some of NYC’s top auteurs, actors and cinephiles came out to support the opening of the first independently operated movie theater to open in the city in more than a decade. Metrograph, opening this weekend to the public, will also feature a restaurant, two full bar areas, a café, a lounge, and a bookshop carrying rare and important books dedicated to film.
From Metrograph: Chief Creative and Founder Alex Olch, CEO Ethan Oberman, Artistic and Programming Director Jake Perlin along with hosts Darren Aronofsky, Noah Baumbach, Xan Cassavetes, J.C. Chandor, Willem Dafoe, Greta Gerwig, Tony Gilroy, Amy Heckerling, Jim Jarmusch, Shola Lynch, Oren Moverman, Ira Sachs and John Waters walked the red carpet.
Additional celebrity guests included Dustin Hoffman, James Marsden, David Cross and Amber Tamblyn, Sofia Coppola, Chris Abbott, Rose McGowan, Gretchen Mol, Rainer Judd, James Murphy, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson, SNL’s Kyle Mooney, Judah Friedlander, Mike Birbiglia, Jake Hoffman, Keegan-Michael Key, Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold, Kate Lyn Sheil, GQ Editor in Chief Jim Nelson, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, David Chase, Michael Weber, Ryan Fleck, Debra Granik, Heidi Ewing, Henry Joost, Rel Schulman and Hailey Gates, Max Joseph, Damon Cardasis and Brigitte Lacombe.
It’s the first independently operated movie theater to open in Manhattan in over ten years. Metrograph showcases first-run and repertory films, and will be devoted to screening archive-quality 35mm prints as well as state-of-the-art digital projection.
Metrograph also features a restaurant, two full bar areas, a café, a lounge, and a bookshop carrying rare and important books dedicated to film. Not only a place for cinephiles to enjoy classic and contemporary films, Metrograph also provides a stylish and welcoming environment for film lovers and is destined to be a vibrant cultural hub for New Yorkers.