The North Tarrant Parkway corridor continues to grow as Alamo Drafthouse Cinema recently announced that its first Tarrant County location will be in North Richland Hills, near the corner of Davis Boulevard and North Tarrant Parkway. The 42,000 square foot building will include eight theaters, over 925 reclining seats, a full service restaurant, and an outdoor patio with a play area for children.
Founded in Austin in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse began as a one-screen theater, recognized for its food and drink service, unique special events, and strict cinema etiquette policy. Over the years, the brand has expanded, opening locations across the U.S. and earning accolades from Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World), and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country). The company continues to hold true to its roots, offering a unique and innovative cinema experience at every location. Their menu includes casual dining options, fine wine, and cold beer, with a focus on local breweries whenever possible. The theater maintains the latest and greatest in projection technology and offers unique programming and special events you won’t find anywhere else. They also uphold a firm zero tolerance policy, ensuring no talking or cell phone use of any kind during movies. Another distinctive characteristic of Alamo is the absence of advertisements before the movies; instead of ads, Alamo creates custom pre-shows themed to match the content of the featured film. Alamo is currently under construction in North Richland Hills at 8380 Davis Boulevard with expected completion in Spring 2019.
For more details, check out the press release announcing the new theater, posted below in full, or visit https://drafthouse.com
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ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA
ANNOUNCES FIRST TARRANT COUNTY LOCATION
Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills to open in 2019
with 8 screens, a full service bar and restaurant,
and the best in first-run and specialty programming
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas — March 28, 2018 — Since arriving in North Texas in 2013, five Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theaters have opened or been announced in the cities of Dallas, Richardson, Las Colinas and Denton. Today, Alamo Drafthouse DFW is pleased to announce the acclaimed cinema eatery’s highly anticipated first theater coming to Tarrant County. The sixth Alamo Drafthouse location in North Texas will be in the city of North Richland Hills and is expected to open in April 2019.
“A Tarrant County location has been a long time coming,” said Alamo Drafthouse DFW Chief Operations Officer Bill DiGaetano. “I have close ties to the City of North Richland Hills and we have been discussing and working on a deal there for almost six years. Being a resident of North Tarrant, I am selfishly very excited to finally have an Alamo Drafthouse five minutes from my house. I am also thrilled to be able to share our concept with friends, neighbors, and residents throughout the area!”
Located at 8380 Davis Blvd., Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills will be an 8 screen full service theater with over 950 luxury recliners and an attached full service bar and restaurant, Vetted Well, with 32 craft beers on tap. This location will also feature an outdoor play area so moms and dads can grab a bite and a beer while letting their kids blow off steam.
“A movie theater is among the most desired additions to the city by our residents, and having an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is even better,” said North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino. “Alamo Drafthouse not only satisfies our demand for movie going, but also introduces unique events and a new neighborhood restaurant to the North Tarrant Parkway corridor. The City Council and I couldn’t be happier to welcome Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to the North Richland Hills community.”
Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills’ 8 theaters will showcase the very best new releases, iconic special events, and the company’s unique take on repertory programming. Each theater will be equipped with top-of-the-line digital 4K projection and dynamic surround sound, Sony’s state of the art Phosphorus laser projectors, and fully outfitted with luxury recliners that are equipped with footrest ensuring every seat in the house offers a viewing experience of unparalleled comfort. Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills will also feature a Premium Large Format auditorium called THE BIG SHOW. This theater will feature one of the largest screens in the Alamo Drafthouse brand with Dolby’s immersive sound experience, Atmos.
As it nears its opening date, Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills will be hiring for approximately 120 positions, largely from the surrounding neighborhoods. To apply or to learn more, please visit: http://drafthouse.com/dfw/careers
Chance Olin with Olin Realty Partners, LLC represented Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW in this deal as well as the Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas opening in April 2018.
Founded in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse has been heralded for unique programming events and high exhibition standards, earning accolades including “Best Theater Ever” (Time Magazine) and “The Coolest Theater in the World” (Wired). Alamo provides a unique combination of theater and restaurant, showing first-run movies, independent films and special events with an extensive menu made from scratch. Guests order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie from inside the theater.
Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Instead of a barrage of advertising, Alamo Drafthouse shows a curated collection of rare and humorous clips themed to each feature. Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse protects the theatrical experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting. Alamo Drafthouse was featured on global news for a viral “Don’t Talk” PSA that used a humorously misguided voicemail from an actual patron who was ejected for texting during the film. The full story on the long tradition of Alamo Drafthouse’s no talking/texting policy can be found here.
For developments on Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills, visit http://drafthouse.com and follow Alamo Drafthouse DFW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sign up for email updates at http://drafthouse.com/dfw to receive an exclusive invite to the grand opening in 2019.