Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands Announces Opening Date


Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands will soft open on Tuesday, March 20th and celebrate its official Grand Opening on March 28th. Marking the cinema chain’s third location in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands is located in Dallas’ Creekside Shopping Center at the corner of Skillman and Abrams and will feature Alamo Drafthouse’s signature mix of first-run films and curated specialty programming, an extensive made-from-scratch food and beverage menu, premium luxury recliner seating throughout every auditorium, and a bike-friendly location that backs up to White Rock Trail. The theater is also home to Vetted Well, a bar and event space featuring an extensive lineup of local craft beer and a patio with direct access to White Rock Trail.

“We are thrilled to finally open our location in Lake Highlands! The Lake Highlands community has already been incredibly welcoming. We’re looking forward to being a neighborhood theater as well as offering a watering hole along the White Rock Trail.” says Alamo Drafthouse DFW COO Bill DiGaetano.

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands’ eight auditoriums range in size from 31 seats to 196 seats, with combined seating for 816 moviegoers. Vetted Well has seating for 150 guests, including a patio that overlooks White Rock Trail. Free parking is available in the shopping center parking lot, and the theater will feature plenty of bike racks along the Vetted Well patio for guests entering from White Rock Trail.

Staff training days begin March 20th, where those eager to get a first taste of Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands can enjoy discounted food and non-alcoholic drinks while staff train in the new space. Tickets go on sale this evening at, and guests will be able to enjoy the best of Hollywood and independent cinema, like the upcoming READY PLAYER ONE and ISLE OF DOGS, along with Alamo Drafthouse’s eclectic repertory programming including an Amblin retrospective and a month-long celebration of Studio Ghibli.

Then on Wednesday, March 28th, Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands will celebrate its official Grand Opening with the highly anticipated new Steven Spielberg film READY PLAYER ONE. And in true Alamo style, the grand opening will feature immersive themed opening night activations and events! Guests will enjoy retro arcade games in the lobby, state-of-the-art VR demos, an ‘80s DJ, a special food and drink menu inspired by the film, along with plenty of other surprises!

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands also features the first US installation of the new Sony 4K Digital Cinema Laser Phosphor Projectors, providing an unparalleled picture quality and cinematic presentation. In addition to the state-of-the-art projection, Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands continues the company’s high standards of delivering the best theatrical experience to its guests with custom pre-show entertainment before each film, rather than of a barrage of ads, and a strict “No Talking or Texting” policy during the film.