The Metrograph Commissary serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner – and even offers both a “Late Night” and “Writer’s Menu”.
The phrase “art-house cinema” usually refers to the style of a film rather than the venue you see it in. This Lower East Side theatre, however, could itself provide the backdrop for a Mr Wes Anderson movie – it even boasts its own custom-designed typeface. Its founder, filmmaker Mr Alexander Olch, wanted to build “a place you’d want to hang out”, hence aside the two screens Metrograph also houses a bookshop, sweetshop, two bars and the Commissary, a restaurant inspired by the studio canteens of Hollywood’s golden age. Transformers 7 and limp nachos at a generic multiplex this isn’t.