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BEST GRINDHOUSE: Alpine Cinema, 6817 5th Ave.
The “Pardon Our Appearance” sign posted in the lobby of the Alpine — in all apparent perpetuity — promises future renovations. But with five small screens playing the latest mainstream fare for $9 ($7 for matinees — yes, matinees) this Bay Ridge dump need never change. The sound and projections systems, like the décor, are hopelessly out of date, but that just means you’re spared the assault of "The Twenty" before your feature. And as a bonus, the bodega located kitty-corner will bag your canned beers individually and offer you a straw.