Inside Metrograph, the trendy new movie theater on the Lower East Side

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.

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.

At the first showing of the new Metrograph theater – Taxi Driver in 35mm

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