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Go Inside Metrograph, the Coolest New Movie Theater in the World

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VideoGo Inside Metrograph, the Coolest New Movie Theater in the World

You have to see this place to believe it. Metrograph has two screens showing real-deal archival prints of some of the greatest films of all time. Plus a restaurant, a bar, a bookstore—and a candy shop that’ll blow your mind.

This week Wes Anderson interviewed the mad genius behind New York's Metrograph theater. Here, Alexander Olch, who spent seven years bringing Metrograph to life, shows you around. The space and experience is designed down to every last detail: from the incredible film programming, occasionally handed off to the likes of Noah Baumbach; to the pine seats reclaimed from the demolished Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn; to the restaurant's writer's menu, made up of food you can eat with one hand while your other puts pen to paper. "It's really a place where you could spend a full afternoon, work for the day, see some movies at night, eat dinner, meet up with friends," says Olch. "If you were enthusiastic about it, you could almost make it a lifestyle." See what is indeed making New Yorkers (and Wes Anderson) so enthusiastic about Metrograph below.

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