Whether you’re a film buff, a food snob, a cocktail connoisseur or a cinema-goer looking for luxury, Metrograph is your new favorite place. On an unsuspecting block of Ludlow Street, this swanky movie theater ticks all the boxes a cinephile could ask for. The movie selection itself is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. The daily showings range from a documentary on the street cats of Istanbul to a classic French Film Noir shown on the original 35mm reel and a marathon OJ: Made in America screening followed by a Q&A with the director.
But before you even get to the movie itself, there’s the cocktails and snacks to discover. Order a Negroni and buy a pot of Turmeric popcorn to munch on from your plush velvet seat. And don’t walk straight out under the exit sign post-screening: you forgot about dinner. Head upstairs to the Commissary, which receives endless rave reviews for its elegant, classic food: think steak frites, caesar salad and spaghetti pomodoro. (And you may as well order a banana split while you’re there.) After all that, I think there might just be time for another movie before bed.
Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002.
Photo: Jolene K.