Alamo Drafthouse Boston

60 Seaport Boulevard #315,
Boston, MA 02210

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Operated by: Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Previously operated by: Kerasotes Theatres, Showplace ICON

Firms: STK Architects

Previous Names: Kerasotes ShowPlace Icon, Boston ShowPlace Icon

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Alamo Drafthouse Boston

This theatre was owned and operated by Kerasotes Theatres. It opened on February 8, 2018. 855 luxury heated recliners. Adults only during the evening screenings. It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It briefly reopened in summer of 2020 only to close again. On March 15, 2021 it was announced that the closure would be permanent.

In July 2022 it was announced that the theatre had been taken over by Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and would reopen in early-2023 as the Alamo Drafthouse Boston.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 28, 2018 at 10:26 am

This new cinema is located in a new area right next to downtown which formerly was filled with wharves, freight sheds, extensive rail freight yards, some commercial buildings. Now there are condos, apartments, convention center, court house, hotels, restaurants. It’s a promising place to locate a new cinema.

Archie1959
Archie1959 on March 3, 2020 at 11:17 am

I have attended on three different dates. 1st time was for the Mr Rodgers bio Won’t You Be My Neighbor? At that time an usher would escort you to your seat. Second time was for the Linda Ronstadt bio The Sound of My Voice. Third time I was in The Dolby Atmos cinema for 1917. Normally, I would attend AMC or Showcase Cinemas, but this is why I attended ShowPlace Icon, For the bio films, neither AMC or Showcase was playing film. For 1917, neither AMC or Showcase was presenting in Dolby Atmos. The sound is amazing in Dolby Atmos. Location is easier to get to by public transportation. Parking is expensive. Think it was 25 dollars without validation on a Saturday night. You need to park in a certain garage to get validated parking. Cinema did not offer this when I drove in and they decided to give me two passes for their error once I complained via e-mail.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 15, 2021 at 6:38 pm

please update closed photo in photos

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on March 15, 2021 at 8:08 pm

Please update, theatre CLOSED and the name is Boston Showplace Icon.

From boston.com A Boston movie theater has closed its doors for good “While we did everything we could to adjust to the constant challenges of the pandemic, ultimately it was not enough to remain open.” Showplace ICON Theatre in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. Showplace ICON Theatre in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff SHARE TWEET COMMENTSBy Kevin Slane, Boston.com Staff March 15, 2021 The credits have rolled for the final time at a local movie theater.

The ShowPlace ICON Theatre in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood closed its doors permanently on Monday after more than three years in business at 60 Seaport Blvd.

According to a joint statement from parent company Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres and building owner WS Development, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic was the ultimate deciding factor in the theater closing.

“Due to the economic impact of the pandemic and despite collaborative efforts from both WS Development and Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres to avoid such, it has been mutually agreed between both parties that Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre will no longer operate the theatre at The Seaport,” the statement read. “WS Development will be evaluating next steps and timelines for the theatre in the near future.”

First opened in January 2018, ShowPlace ICON gave the Seaport a luxury theater that catered to an older, upscale crowd with adults-only screenings, a full service restaurant and bar, and elevated concessions like gourmet popcorn flavors designed by local chefs.

ShowPlace ICON was one of the theaters that reopened last summer when pandemic restrictions were temporarily loosened in Massachusetts, and the theater played host to in-person screenings for the Boston Film Festival in September 2020.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announced that effective immediately the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at the Seaport is closed permanently,” read a statement from the theater shared by the Fort Pointer Twitter account. “While we did everything we could to adjust to the constant challenges of the pandemic, ultimately it was not enough to remain open.”

ShowPlace ICON isn’t the only theater that has permanently shuttered as a result of the pandemic. In February, the New Hampshire-based Cinemagic theater chain announced it would close all eight of its locations, including its two Massachusetts cinemas in Salisbury and Sturbridge.

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on May 9, 2021 at 8:43 am

Even without the pandemic I think this cinema may had closed.

PNRNetworks
PNRNetworks on August 1, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Any news on if someone will step up and pick this theater up? I’ve only been there once, but it’s a damn nice place, it would be a shame if someone lets it be redeveloped into something else again…

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 12, 2022 at 2:07 pm

Please update, the new owners is Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport and the theatre is being renovated schedule to open Spring 2023

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 12, 2022 at 2:49 pm

From BoxOffice Magazine article: Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema unveiled plans for its first New England location. Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport is a 10-screen theater with approximately 767 seats and will feature a mix of first-run films and specialty programming. Continuing the company’s commitment to preserving 35mm, Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport will also feature 35mm changeover projection so that both classic films and new releases can be experienced in celluloid. Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport will also feature full-service bar The Press Room. In addition to cocktails, wine, and local craft beers on tap, The Press Room also serves as a printing museum and functioning letterpress print shop with over 10,000 vintage movie ad plates from the 1930s through the 1980s on display. The new theater will be located at 60 Seaport Blvd. in the South Boston Waterfront’s new Seaport Square development. Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport is expected to open in early 2023.

“Each weekend brings a welcome reminder that audiences are enjoying the theatrical experience in droves, and responding to the unique passion Alamo Drafthouse brings to the industry,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our love of film, food, and beer to Boston, a city with rich culture, deep history, and a vibrant moviegoing scene.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Alamo Drafthouse to Seaport and be home to its first Boston location. It’s a best-in-class theater that brings movies and dining together to create an all around exceptional and fun experience for everyone,” says Ariel Foxman, general manager of Seaport Boston WS Development.

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