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Dine-In Movie Theater Alamo Drafthouse Is (Finally) Opening This Month

Plus, celebrity-backed restaurant chain Margaritaville touches down in Boston — and more intel

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A spread of food and drinks laid out in a movie theater with a theater screen in the background.
The opening marks Alamo’s first location in New England.
Alamo Drafthouse
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

The much-anticipated launch of Boston’s first Alamo Drafthouse is right around the corner (finally!). After many delays, the mega-popular cinema where you can order drinks and a full dinner while you’re watching a movie has set an official opening date: November 17. The Texas-based chain is pulling out all the stops for the Boston opening, including scratch-and-win prize cards and discounted food deals on its debut weekend (November 17 through November 22) and a discounted monthly movie pass for customers who signed up from now through February 2024. Check out all the details here.

Margaritaville touches down in Boston

Looks like delayed projects all over town are finally seeing the light of day. Three years after news first broke that the over-the-top celebrity-backed restaurant chain Margaritaville was coming to Boston, Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the chain has indeed arrived, unveiling a multi-level space for tiki drinks and cheeseburgers in paradise. It’s taking over the former home of steakhouse and seafood chain McCormick & Schmick’s in Faneuil Hall.

A local happy hour gets some Hollywood shine

Want to ditch work early today? Head over to Birds of Paradise, the chic cocktail bar located at the Charles River Speedway in Brighton, for a happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. with a special guest: the Oscar-winning film director Steven Soderbergh. RSVP to the event here.

Look out for a new stop for bagels in Kendall Square

James Beard nominated chef Milena Pagán — known in Providence, Rhode Island for her popular Puerto Rican restaurant Little Sister and nearby bagel shop Rebelle — is expanding to Cambridge. Pagán is bringing an outpost of Rebelle to Kendall Square by the end of the year, the Boston Globe reports.