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Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is ready for its close-up: Take a look around

The wait is over: Downtown Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse made its long-awaited debut Oct. 28.

The owner of the fan favorite chain said the borough is hungry for a new way to watch films and have a night out. In addition to its seven screens, the two-floor movie house includes a fun bar filled with early 20th century horror-film wax figures, a roof patio and an eclectic menu that can be ordered during any show.

“Theaters used to be a big neighborhood sensibility, but that’s been lost,” Alamo founder Tim League said following a tour of the new space Monday. “We want to try and bring that back.”

Various issues involving the building code approvals and liquor licenses delayed Alamo Drafthouse’s initial slated opening during the summer, but League said his team used that extra time to make sure every facet of the movie theater was perfect.

Take a look around Brooklyn's newest movie theater.

Welcome to Alamo

Alamo Drafthouse takes up two floors in the
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Alamo Drafthouse takes up two floors in the City Point shopping center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Seven movie screens, 796 seats

Alamo Drafthouse has seven movie screens with a
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Alamo Drafthouse has seven movie screens with a combined seat count of 796. Every pair of seats includes a small dining table with cup holders and a slot for ordering menu items during movies. Some of the theaters include a front row of reclining seats that make watching from that section less of a headache. Alamo shows films presented in formats from old school-style 35mm to digital 3D.

Theatergoers can order snacks, entrees and drinks from
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Theatergoers can order snacks, entrees and drinks from their seats, where they'll find a menu and order cards.

Hummus with a twist

Bite into edamame hummus and wonton chips for
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Bite into edamame hummus and wonton chips for $9.

Ropa vieja beef tacos

This Alamo Drafthouse menu item, which costs $14,
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This Alamo Drafthouse menu item, which costs $14, features pulled skirt steak, corn, cotija, green cabbage, pickled red onions and avocado creme in corn tortillas.

Flatbreads for all

Alamo Drafthouse offers a number of flatbreads, including
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Alamo Drafthouse offers a number of flatbreads, including the lamb bazlama, pictured -- spiced ground lamb, pickled red onions, golden raisins, shaved radishes and parsley -- for $16.50. Other options include margherita and bianca flatbreads.

The House of Wax

Alamo Drafthouse's standalone bar, The House of Wax,
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Alamo Drafthouse's standalone bar, The House of Wax, pays homage to the city's historic entertainment venues. The space includes several vintage medical sculptures of body parts, replicas of celebrities and other oddities that were made to educate and frighten audiences. Guests can sip on more than 48 drafts, 15 cocktails and other drinks while they're checking out the displays.

View from the top

The Alamo Drafthouse also includes a rooftop terrace
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The Alamo Drafthouse also includes a rooftop terrace that fits 67 people. Fans can enjoy a pre-movie drink while taking in a beautiful view of Downtown Brooklyn. The space can be rented out for private events.

Vinyl for sale

Like other Alamo Drafthouse locations, the Brooklyn spot
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Like other Alamo Drafthouse locations, the Brooklyn spot will sell vinyl music and posters offered by the movie collections company Mondo. Many of the records are movie scores from popular '70s and '80s movies.

Become part of the 'King Kong' finale

Guests can take a photo in front of
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Guests can take a photo in front of this wall that recreates the climactic ending of "King Kong." A Barbie doll plays the role of the movie's damsel in distress Ann Darrow.

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