A 50,000-piece collection of rare movie advertising letterpress plates has spawned an incredible new bar and museum in the Financial District.

The Press Room, a museum, letterpress print shop, bar, and event space located adjacent to Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan

Like the century-old wax figure exhibits delicately displayed throughout Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn’s House of Wax, The Press Room will display selections from a vast archive of over 50,000 letterpress film advertising plates spanning the 1930s through the 1980s. But this collection will also come to life – every Saturday and Sunday, The Press Room’s 1938 Vandercook letterpress will be inked and fired up to produce souvenir postcards drawn from the collection. The Press Room’s printing team also plans to host private events and classes for anyone wishing to learn the art of letterpress printing.

In addition to a tap wall of 48 (mostly) local draft beers and classic cocktails, The Press Room will feature a selection of fun and unique French Press cocktails designed by Alamo Drafthouse’s Bar Creative Manager Tacy Rowland. The Press Room will also feature a stage for live events as well as a large selection of board games available to play for free.

Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan
28 Liberty Street, Suite SC301
New York, NY 10005
media inquiries
Brandy Fons
(310) 809-8882

Introducing The Press Room

Limited-Edition Halloween Cards
The Press Room collection’s first series of hand-printed Halloween-themed notecards – a limited edition run of 200 – is available now at MondoTees.comA box of ten cards is $25 and can be purchased here. Additional cards, apparel and gifts hand-printed from the collection will be available on for Black Friday on November 29th at MondoTees.com
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