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!”
Opening date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Location: 100 S. Central Expressway Building14 Richardson, TX 75080 (SW corner of Beltline and Central Expressway in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center)
Official website: http://drafthouse.com/dfw/richardson
Social media: Hit Alamo up online, um, after the movie: facebook.com/AlamoDrafthouseDFW and twitter.com/AlamoDFW
Founder: Tim League
DFW Chief Operating Officer: Bill C. DiGaetano
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.
July 13: DAZED AND CONFUSED
July 20: THE LOST BOYS
July 27: THE GOONIES
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 food: August 12, 13, and 14