We’ve felt the void of the luxury movie theater in the Seaport District. Enjoying a glass of wine, in the comfort of a spacious recliner while watching a new release was a little bit of heaven, no matter what the cost. So when ShowPlace Icon Theater announced it was closing back in 2021, we were disappointed.
Well, great news! The Boston Globe is reporting that a new cinema will take over the former home of the ShowPlace Icon Theater. The goal is to open in early 2023. Austin-based chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has proposed opening a 10-screen theater with over 700 seats and luxury recliners at 60 Seaport Blvd. It will also have a bar, The Press Room, and serve beer, wine and craft cocktails. The decor will feature a printing museum vibe complete with working letterpress and more than 10,000 vintage movie ad plates from the 1930s through the 1980s.
You can read more details via the Globe here!
We can’t wait!
Check out our Guide to the Seaport District here!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
thank you for all your information I am from Southie but live in Everett but always come back and visit Castle Island
love reading all your post
Although I don’t live in Southie, I think it’s great that an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is finally coming to the Boston, MA area. It’s about time. The fact that Alamo Drafthouse has a zero-tolerance policy regarding cell phone use during a movie is also great. When is it due to come in, btw? A curious, inquiring mind wants to know. It would be great if there were more Alamo Drafthouses. Thanks for the info.