DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The much-anticipated opening of Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse has been delayed, the theater announced.
The Austin-based chain — which serves food, beer and liquor to moviegoers' seats while they watch — announced Wednesday that its new outpost at 445 Gold St. would not be opening in August as planned.
“If you’ve been in or around the subway over the past week, you’ve probably noticed our fancy new billboards with the exciting tagline ‘Opening in August,’” read a statement on the theater’s website.
“Despite what those subway ads are telling you, the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will NOT be opening this month and we're really sorry.”
The theater attributed the delay to “setbacks” and noted that opening a business in New York City is “complicated.”
The theater said a new opening date has not yet been set, only stating that an August arrival is "is no longer realistic."
An Alamo Drafthouse spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The seven-screen theater is slated to open at the new City Point development, at the intersection of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue.