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OK, a train ride to Yonkers seems a little daunting, but one sip of the “Maker’s Mark Milk Punch Shake” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will melt away any of your misgivings. It’s high time this theater chain made its way to the New York area — the original Austin location has been kicking butt since 1997. With 4K and 135mm projection, online reserved seating, an auditorium layout that eliminates the dreaded front row, and a brilliantly curated programming slate filled with quirky events — think: movie quote– and sing-alongs, films set to live musical scores, classic movie screenings, and special guest appearances — the experience more than makes up for the Metro-North ride requirement.

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