Alamo Drafthouse is Coming to Richardson

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Gubbins over at Pegasus got all the sparkly details on a new a Alamo Drafthouse that the city of Richardson's Planning Commission just approved. This Austin-based import will be the first in the Dallas area and will reside in an old Pep Boys in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center.

The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, a movie and a bar all packed into one party. In addition to first runs, they also show cult classics and simply badass movies that never get old. Think Better off Dead, The Three Amigos and The Big Lebowski. They also do some tweet-up and favorite line parties.

The new Alamo Drafthouse will have 740 seats backed up with a full kitchen and 40 beers on tap. I asked how many theaters said 740 seats will be in, but that information isn't available now. We'll update if we get word. (Update: 7 screens)

Word of warning from their website:

We have zero tolerance for talking or cell phone use of any kind during movies, and we aren't afraid to kick anyone rude enough to start texting their friends during a show right out of the theater.

Snap! But don't take it the wrong way. This place is unlike any other movie-going experience.

Construction will begin as soon as the Richardson city council gives it the ol' wink and nod.

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Rangers100
Rangers100

When I think of really indie, urban, creative, cool places, I think of Richardson.  

NewsDog
NewsDog

Good luck... they will need it.

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

If this Alamo is even half the fun of the one in Austin, this will be awesome.

Jsykora
Jsykora

Sweet, within walking distance of my house.

Fenton
Fenton

I grew up in Richardson, kind of nearby. Just sucks b/c where do they put it in Dallas? Where would be a draw? Not downtown, Uptown already has Magnolia with Angelika nearby. Casa Linda is probably too far out. Everything here seems to have to be on a highway. Exit, make a U-turn.

Nonetheless, I am very excited about this.

Melissa Kalka
Melissa Kalka

 They should put it in the old Lakewood Theater...that would be awesome!

Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker

that's the dumbest thing I ever heard. Leave Lakewood alone.  Don't be lazy go to the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. it's way better.

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

But, will there be Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted animation festival?! And R. Kelly Sing-alongs? Please oh please.

By which I mean to say, "I'm excited about this news."

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