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Here at Locals, we are big fans of documentary film. So we were very excited to learn that the Downtown Community Television Center will soon be opening a documentary only cinema at the stunning 1896 landmark firehouse, which also plays host to their headquarters.

The 73 seat state-of-the-art digital cinema will be the first of its kind in the US and will bring international attention to foreign documentary filmmakers. DCTV co-founder Jon Alpert stated, “For people who love docs, this is their home. This theater is a place that celebrates their work.”

To ensure ¬†the new cinema is at the leading edge of documentary film, the DCTV have also announced that they will be forming an advisory council, with founding members ¬†including well known names such as Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Brooke Adams, and James Gandolfini. Michael Moore said, “I am proud to be a founding member of America’s first all-documentary cinema. This is a historic day for movies in America and I look forward to the inspiration this theater will bring to other cities across the country seeking to build their own all doc movie theater.”

The cinema is set to open in 2015.