It’s almost too good to be true. 3, count them, 3 Dallas-area Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas you say? The mind reels! That means that Tim League continues his iron-fisted extermination of cinematic mediocrity, one city at a time…or maybe we’re misreading the sub-text. Anyway it’s great news that means more of that Alamo goodness to go around. Huzzah! After the rousing success of the Alamo DFW in Richardson, the Drafthouse gang is on a fast track to further populate the metroplex with unparalleled cinematic awesomeness and that’s reason to celebrate.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s third DFW location has been confirmed in Las Colinas and, to show you they mean business, there will be a groundbreaking event (free and open to the public) this Saturday August 30. A mere 7 weeks since announcing the second location in North Texas (on South Lamar and Cadiz south of downtown Dallas) Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open the next North Texas operation 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 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.”
Check out some renderings of the future location (click each one to see the full rez version) as well as info about the ground breaking event below…
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 and for more info from the press release and details about the event keep reading this post or feel free to click over to the Richardson DH page.
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.