Metrograph Theater

Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street Inaugurated in True Chinatown Fashion [PHOTOS]

Posted March 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

Lights. Camera. Action. While the private party courted the indie film industry two nights earlier (Dustin Hoffman, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters), the duplex Metrograph arthouse on Ludlow Street co-founded by Alexander Olch officially raised the curtain to the public Friday. Inaugurated in true Chinatown fashion with fanfare and a proper dragon dance in the lobby (for luck […]

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Metrograph Theater Ticketing Goes Live Today Ahead of Friday Opening

Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Extra, extra. Read all about it. Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is but a few days from debut. After a few weeks of private previews, curtains will rise on Friday. Ticketing for the new duplex arthouse – the vision of local boutique owner Alexander Olch – goes live today. The first movies to play here […]

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Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street to Debut with ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

Posted January 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater – founded by tie purveyor Alexander Olch – is inching ever closer to opening on the Lower East Side. Even though a soft-launch is planned for February 19, it’s for private events only; the public will need to wait another few weeks for the much-anticipated Metrograph Theater. However, when the curtains rise on March […]

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Ludlow Street’s Metrograph Theater is on Target for February Debut

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater just announced its opening date. Owner Alexander Olch pushed back the inauguration another month to Friday February 19, 2016. This, according to a holiday greeting from the official Twitter account. It was early summer when eponymous boutique owner Alexander Olch embarked on this cinematic journey to convert the old warehouse at […]

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Alexander Olch Closes Orchard Street Boutique Ahead of Move

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Lots happening in Alexander Olch’s corner these days. Not only is the man spearheading the new Metrograph cinema arts house on Ludlow, but he’s also amidst a retail relocation. That’s right, as first reported here in July, the trendy tie purveyor is taking the business down the block to the former Sheng Wang Market at […]

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Metrograph Hopes to Revive the Golden Age of Cinema Dining with ‘The Commissary’

Last modified October 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

Not much in the way of theatrics last night at the SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The agenda was top-loaded with some of the more exciting and/or notorious liquor license applicants of late. Namely, Alexander Olch’s new cinema arts house on lower Ludlow Street, the Metrograph. “The Commissary” at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow […]

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Local Opposition Mounts Against ‘Metrograph Cinema’ Liquor Licenses

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:17 am

Buzz and excitement around the forthcoming Metrograph Cinema at 7 Ludlow Street is definitely gaining some local steam of late. After all, it’s not often that a new arts facility, let alone a movie theater, opens on the Lower East Side. This one will offer two screens and a mix of first-run independent and international movies, […]

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Metrograph Cinema Aims to Open on Ludlow Street in February 2016

Posted October 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater possesses all the proper traits to woo the Lower East Side. Cinema arts, check; bombastic claims of returning the glamor of cinema to New York City, check; bolstering neighborhood creativity, check. Throughout this months-long construction period, it doesn’t seem as though there will be any bureaucratic impediment to opening the 8,853 […]

The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Lovely Day Owner Eyes 14 Orchard Street While Alexander Olch Heads Down the Block

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

One Orchard Street storefront is trading ties for Thai. As predicted, the owner behind the popular Lovely Day is opening an establishment at 14 Orchard Street. We first reported the news two months ago, but received an official confirmation thanks to the standard Community Board 3 neighborhood notice. Such signage is currently taped to the entrance […]

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