In the summer, when school is out, weeknights at at the Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge are as busy as weekends. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

In the summer, when school is out, weeknights at at the Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge are as busy as weekends. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

A gaggle of young moviegoers at Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The theater, which opened in 1921, provides a low-budget movie option for families and frugal couples. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

A gaggle of young moviegoers at Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The theater, which opened in 1921, provides a low-budget movie option for families and frugal couples. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

Alpine Cinemas : the only one classic movie theater that survives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. #bayridge #brooklyn #newyork

Alpine Cinemas : the only one classic movie theater that survives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. #bayridge #brooklyn #newyork

Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is possibly the cheapest movie ticket in New York, at least on Wednesday nights, when every seat is $6 — even first-run 3D blockbusters. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is possibly the cheapest movie ticket in New York, at least on Wednesday nights, when every seat is $6 — even first-run 3D blockbusters. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

I wish vintage French cars were more common and easier to come by in the US...but then perhaps I wouldn't be so enamored of them. Beautiful.

I wish vintage French cars were more common and easier to come by in the US...but then perhaps I wouldn't be so enamored of them. Beautiful.

1) Its a Home theater with indoor pool and 2) what gorgeous wood ceilings, walls, floors...  beautiful!

1) Its a Home theater with indoor pool and 2) what gorgeous wood ceilings, walls, floors... beautiful!

FRANCE Location: Megève, French AlpsGuide price: £5.93mAgent: Knight Frank (020 7629 8171) ?An alpine chalet is the quintessential wooden holiday home. You might associate the Alps with skiing, but it is just as agreeable during the summer. Many ski-lifts are still operational, allowing for great walks or access to mountaintop restaurants. This stunning new five-bedroom home comes with plenty of distractions, including a cinema, swimming pool and sauna.

FRANCE Location: Megève, French AlpsGuide price: £5.93mAgent: Knight Frank (020 7629 8171) ?An alpine chalet is the quintessential wooden holiday home. You might associate the Alps with skiing, but it is just as agreeable during the summer. Many ski-lifts are still operational, allowing for great walks or access to mountaintop restaurants. This stunning new five-bedroom home comes with plenty of distractions, including a cinema, swimming pool and sauna.

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