Friday, May 31, 2013

Turn Off Your Cell Phones! Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Has an Opening Date!

It's here! Finally! After having multiple amazing experiences at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin and being lucky enough to go on the Magical Mystery Bus Tour...

The Long-anticipated Alamo Drafthouse Richardson Opens August 16th

Since 1997, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has provided a unique combination of both theater and restaurant: showing first-run movies, independent film, and alternative content, while offering in-theater food and beverage service.  Dubbed by Entertainment Weekly, as “The Best Theater in America,” by Time Magazine as “The Best Theater Ever,” and by CNN International as “One of the Top 10 Theaters in the World,” Alamo Drafthouse offers a movie-theater experience unlike any other in the world.

The extensive menu features an array of freshly prepared food made in-house from scratch with a wide selection of craft beers, great wines, cocktails and adult milkshakes.  Alamo’s attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made it a second home to movie fans all over the world, and Dallas/Fort Worth’s first Alamo opens in Richardson Friday, August 16, 2013.    

Setting Alamo Apart

“People always ask us what makes Alamo different from other theaters. It is our culture and our people,” said Bill C DiGaetano, Alamo Drafthouse DFW, COO. “Alamo always has been and will always be for movie lovers, by movie lovers.”

“Since we are a theater for movie lovers, we took the 3 biggest annoyances of theater goers OUT of the Alamo equation.  These include:  concessions that cost more than your first car, advertisements longer than a line at the DMV, and talking/texting on cellphones during a film.  At Alamo, you won’t find any of these!”

Check for more details!

Opening Credits: Roll ‘em

Opening date:                                 
Friday, August 16, 2013

100 S. Central Expressway 
Richardson, TX 75080 
(SW corner of Beltline and Central Expressway 
in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center)

Official website:                              

Social media:        

Tim League

DFW Chief Operating Officer:    
Bill C. DiGaetano

Idea behind it:                                  
A Haven for Cinephiles, Foodies, and Craft Beer/Cocktail Enthusiasts. And
WAY over the top events.

Leaders in:                                        
Presentation quality. If filmmakers put that much effort into making high-
quality films, shouldn’t theaters show them the decency they deserve when
showing their films?  The answer is yes.

Alamo supports:                               
Local breweries. And Alamo only serves fresh, high-quality food. Yum.

Most strict rule:                                 
No talking or texting in a theater, and Alamo means business. Patrons are
given one warning, then they are asked to leave if the disruption
persists. Alamo insists, however, that laughing, crying, sighing and quietly 
asking your better half to pass another cold beer are all OK.

What’s missing:                                 
The front rows of seats. NO ONE wants to sit there, so Alamo just left ‘em

Signature special effect:                
Ad-free custom pre-shows. No one deserves to be inundated with ads after
paying for a ticket so Alamo has none. Instead moviegoers enjoy a custom
pre-show made in-house. Many times the pre-show will be directly related to
the film, so get to there early.

Bill DiGaetano expounds: “Nobody should have to pay for a movie ticket and then be bombarded by commercials.  Isn’t this the reason we all have DVRs?  Commercials and advertisements are out, custom pre-show shorts that are typically tailored to the show you are going to see are in, so come early and enjoy!”

Special events:                               
 Alamo’s known for them. 
Special events, Alamo-style, will begin rolling in shortly after opening.

Food and drink:                               
Freshly prepared food made from scratch, great cocktails and wine, and 32
craft beers on tap. Drafthouse is their middle name after all. Also check out
their signature wine Series. For example, last year, Alamo partnered with The
Princess Bride with the wine: BOTTLE OF WITS. This year, patrons could
chose to eat some liver with fava beans paired with a nice Chianti.

Bill DiGaetano reiterates:  “Food and film are our passions.  Whether watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster and enjoying our traditional menu or coming for one of our signature feasts where food and drinks are paired in a multi-course feast that complements the film, our food is always made from scratch inside our 3,000-square-foot kitchen.”

Theater Specs:                                
Seven theaters seating a total of 820 fans. Featuring the largest theater in
Alamo history (60’ screen and seating for 250 people). Two of the auditoriums
are also less than 50 seats each perfect for private events, birthday parties, and film screenings.

Theater Details:                                
Every theater is equipped with 4k digital projection, digital 3-D and the latest
in sound. Two auditoriums are equipped with two 35mm in order to project
classic films the way they are meant to be seen.

Ninja-like service:                             
Servers are so unobtrusive patrons may be startled when their food seemingly
appears from thin air.

Alamo loves ‘em, and patrons are welcome to bring kids with
them. Unaccompanied kids under 18, however, are never allowed at
Alamo. Kids under the age of 6 are only allowed at select “baby day” 

Tap into Alamo:                                
Alamo Richardson features a full-service lounge and patio called Glass Half
Full Taproom. Featuring 32 craft beers on draft, as well as bottles, cask-
conditioned ale, and a great selection of wines. Custom cocktails are 
definitely in focus, too. Come and enjoy Glass Half Full even if not seeing a
film. They’ll have great happy hour specials!     

Alamo outdoor and indoor events leading up to Opening:

Alright, alright, alright. Alamo’s FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER SERIES kicks off on July 13 with Richard Linklater's coming-of-age classic, DAZED AND CONFUSED. 

Each evening will be filled with film, food trucks, beer from local breweries, giveaways and a few film-themed surprises here and there. Party is at Alamo Richardson’s parking lot (located at the SW corner of Central Expressway and Beltline Rd. in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center).

Gates open at 6:30pm. Film rolls at sunset.




Role Play and Soft Opening:

Role Play with ½ off food and $2 movie tickets
August 8, 9, 10 and 11

Soft Opening with discounted tickets:
            August 12, 13, and 14

About the Alamo Drafthouse:
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, 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.

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