Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW announced today that Lake Highlands will be the location for the next Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open at the northeast corner of Skillman Street and Abrams Road across the street from Top Golf in the old Tom Thumb space. The theater will open spring 2017.
“It is no secret that Alamo has been interested in this part of Dallas for quite sometime. We couldn’t be happier about the location and the fact that we get to help take an old shopping center and turn it into a brand new entertainment destination for the residents. Dallas’ Economic Development Office as well as Council Members Mark Clayton, Jennifer Gates, and Adam McGough have been very supportive. We cannot wait to open Alamo in Lake Highlands and have a hand in this center’s top to bottom renovation.” said Bill DiGaetano, chief operations officer and owner, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW.
ABOUT ALAMO LAKE HIGHLANDS
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands will be a state of the art location featuring 7 to 9 screens and 875 theater seats. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with the latest in 4K digital projection as well as excellent screen size to room ratio and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. Select auditoriums will also feature 35mm projectors so fans can experience classic and repertory content as they were meant to be seen. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each theater will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience especially since every seat in the building will be a luxury recliner with footrest.
In addition to in-theater dining, Alamo Lake Highlands will feature a 175-seat Vetted Well restaurant and bar offering an extensive menu of draft and bottled beers, wine, cocktails and freshly made food. The restaurant will also feature a large all-season patio connected to the restaurant with overhead garage doors. Vetted Well will offer patrons an inviting place to socialize whether they are waiting for a movie or simply coming to sample the scratch-made food, cocktails and craft beer. Pending City approval the center will receive a top to bottom “face lift.” The renovation will take place concurrently with Alamo’s construction.
Developer/Property Owner Statement
“Retail Plazas Inc. (RPI) is pleased to announce that we have signed a long-term anchor lease with Alamo Drafthouse for the majority of the former Tom Thumb space in our Skillman/Abrams Shopping Center. RPI acquired the shopping center in early February of this year. RPI owns and operates well over 2-million square feet of shopping center space in the DFW Metroplex and specializes in revitalizing broken and/or underutilized properties; thereby enhancing their value. We are delighted with the speed with which we were able to lease the anchor space at Skillman/Abrams and the incredible amount of tenant interest in our redevelopment of the shopping center. I think the community will be better served with the extensive redevelopment and tenant mix at Skillman/Abrams; it will become the entertainment center of Lake Highlands. We look forward to working with Bill DiGaetano’s Alamo Drafthouse Group on this project," said Jeffrey L. Olyan, president of Retail Plazas Inc.
Tyler Isbell of SRS Real Estate Partners brokered the deal on behalf of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW. Mark Haijdu with Triumph Commercial Real Estate represented Retail Plazas Inc.