Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Local Haps: The Alamo Drafthouse DFW Announces a THIRD Location!

This is such exciting news! We just heard that a new Alamo was coming to Dallas a little over a month ago, and we just received news that another location will be coming to Los Colinas! The Drafthouse has been doing so well in Richardson this past year, and it's wonderful that we are getting two new locations so soon.  

Coupled with this announcement, The Alamo is celebrating with a Rolling Roadshow presentation of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, which we highlighted in yesterday's The Local Haps

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s third DFW location confirmed at Las Colinas entertainment complex with groundbreaking event, Aug 30, free, open to the public

Hot on the heels of announcing the second location in North Texas on South Lamar and Cadiz south of downtown Dallas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW, voted 2014’s Best Movie Theater by the readers of D Magazine, announces today that Las Colinas is the location for the third Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas.  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open in the new Music Factory at Las Colinas located at Hwy 114 and Fuller Drive immediately south of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.  

The development breaks ground at a special outdoor event on Saturday night, August 30 at 7 pm featuring a free Alamo Rolling Roadshow of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981), food trucks, temple-themed bounce houses, local craft beers from Community Beer Company, whip demonstrations, and, of course, an original 35MM print and games that have made Alamo famous. This event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).  The film starts at sunset. 

  • This event is FREE!
  • Gates open at 7:00p. Movie rolls at sunset
  • Family and four-legged friendly. Just no rats! 
  • Bar is cash only.  ATM on site.  Most food trucks do accept credit cards
  • No outside food or beverage except for water
  • Absolutely no outside alcoholic beverages per TABC regulations
Address: 500 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039 (adjacent to the south side of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in the field)

Music Factory Community

“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Music Factory at Las Colinas,” said Bill C. DiGaetano, COO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW. “We pride ourselves in taking first-run movies and events to the next level.  Being a part of an entertainment specific development is a perfect fit.  Each Alamo is unique to the community it serves; co-tenants like the 8,000-seat amphitheater, extraordinary  restaurants,  the  bowling  center,  and  other entertainment venues give us opportunities to create incredible events for our  guests  at  the theater  or  with  an neighboring venue.  Whether it’s an outdoor movie paired with live music in the amphitheater, or a screening of THE BIG LEBOWSKI before a round of bowling, it’s safe to say Alamo’s movies and events will be over the top in Las Colinas.”

Signature Features of Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas
Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas will be a state-of-the-art theater.  Each auditorium will be equipped with the latest in 4K digital projection with larger-than-average screen size to room ratios and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound.  Select auditoriums will also feature 35mm projectors for Cinephiles to experience classic and repertory content as they were meant to be viewed.  Not only will they feature superior audio-visual equipment, additionally the format of each theater will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the theater allows for an optimal viewing experience.  In addition to in-theater dining Alamo Las Colinas will feature a second floor lounge and patio offering an extensive menu of draft and bottled beers, wine, cocktails and freshly made food.  The lounge will offer patrons an inviting place to socialize whether waiting for a movie or simply coming to sample scratch-made menu items, cocktails or local craft beers.

“The addition of Alamo Drafthouse to this project is a tremendous win,” said Irving Interim City Manager Steve McCullough. “We recently announced the financing on the city’s portion of the Entertainment Center and are pleased to be moving forward and bringing additional entertainment options to Irving.” 

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About Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom-and-pop repertory theater in Austin.  Seventeen years later, the now 19-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by 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 and the classic Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Farachi.

About Music Factory
Charlotte, NC-based ARK Group is behind the development of the forthcoming Music Factory in Las Colinas, which will be home to an 8,000-seat indoor/outdoor concert hall, more than 50,000 square feet of open-air plazas and over 20 restaurants and entertainment venues. The Music Factory will feature multiple outdoor stages for after-work concerts, fashion shows, international festivals, art exhibits, and much more.  “We are excited to have Alamo Drafthouse join our diverse mix of tenants”, said Noah Lazes, president of the ARK Group.  “Alamo has set the standard for the drafthouse/movie theater experience. This new location will become a fixture of entertainment and hospitality at the Music Factory.”  

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