Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Announces Second Chef Dinner for Robert Altman's POPEYE

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will present its second Chef Dinner for Robert Altman's 1980 cult-classic POPEYE on Tuesday, March 28th.

Initially dismissed as a flop upon its 1980 release, Altman's POPEYE has developed a loyal following over the past three decades and continues to attract new audiences worldwide. Featuring Robin Williams and Shelly Duval, both perfectly cast as Popeye and Olive Oyl, the musical comedy presents a dynamic take on the classic comic strip that is at once vibrant, strange and utterly enjoyable to watch. Shot on a set that still stands in Malta today, POPEYE follows the the titular sailor man as he arrives in Sweethaven in search of his long-lost father only to fall head over heels for the previously betrothed Olive Oyl.

Featuring Oxtail stew, Whimpy burgers, and plenty of spinach for the strongman in all of us, feast throughout the film on four courses fit for the brawniest of sailors from Alamo Drafthouse chef Ronnie New. Attendees will also be able to drink like sailors, with specialty paired cocktails created by Alamo beverage director Vincent Favella.

The Chef Dinner for POPEYE takes place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $95 and are on sale via the Alamo Drafthouse website.

Here's the full menu:

Course 1

Creamed Spinach

poached egg, toast, pancetta

Paired with:

The Sailor's Hornpipe

Gin, Aperol, Blood Orange Liqueur, Celery-infused Olive Oyl

Course 2

Oxblood and Oxheart

oxtail stew, polenta, beet braised beef heart

Paired with:

Sabine, Rose, 2016, Provence, FRA

Course 3

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today

Burger, Whimpy sauce, spinach, aioli, cheddar, fries

Paired with:

Industrial Arts Tools of the Trade extra Pale Ale

Course 4

Olive Oyl Ice Cream Sundae

caramel sauce, kumquat, Slivered almonds

Paired with:

The Ugly Kidd

Lustau P.X. Sherry, Spinach Tincture, Orange Oyl

About Alamo Drafthouse:

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Nineteen years later, the now 25-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, founded in 2010, which has already garnered three Academy Award nominations and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers and the pop culture obsessed.


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