Metrograph, the Lower East Side’s trendy new art house cinema has officially opened today at 7 Ludlow Street.
On Wednesday night the cinema hosted their grand opening which was attended by the likes of Sofia Coppola, James Marsden and Willem Dafoe.
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The independent cinema – founded and designed by filmmaker Alexander Olch – projects archive quality 35mm and state-of-the-art digital video.
The one-story, ex-warehouse is now home to one 175-seat screening room, a second, smaller 50-seat screening room, a balcony lounge, a bookstore, a candy shop and the Commissary restaurant, which according to their website, “will open early and close late, and will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply a late-night snack.”
And if you thought it couldn’t possibly get any more indie, the seats are milled out of the wooden beams from the former Domino Sugar Refinery.