Alamo Drafthouse New Downtown Dallas Location

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Look out, Big D: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Dallas location, in The Cedars, south of Downtown Dallas:  Opens March 9.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema provides a unique combination of both theater and restaurant, showing first-run movies, independent film and other fun, alternative content while also offering delicious scratch made in-theater food and a refreshing beverage service. 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson - Bike Parking by DickDavidEntertainment Weekly dubbed Alamo Drafthouse Cinema “The Best Theater in America,” CNN International said it’s “One of the Top 10 Theaters in the World,” and Time Magazine called it “The Best Theater Ever.

Locally Alamo has earned D Magazine’s reader’s choice award for Best Theater as well as Dallas Observer’s Best Theater.  Both these accolades were given to Alamo in 2014 as well as 2015.

And now, Dallasites can call it theirs.

Combining old with new — celebrating the past while looking to the future — is a thematic not lost on Alamo Drafthouse, where there is always something fresh and new.

Alamo Drafthouse is already a part of the neighborhood: the building itself is new construction built from bricks salvaged from other local buildings in the Cedars area that were torn down.

There is so much diversity that our programming is never the same,” said Bill DiGaetano, COO Alamo Drafthouses DFW.  “In a given week, we can have a Mean Girls Quote-along followed by a Monty Python Quote-along, a Queen Sing-along and Taylor Swift Sing-along, or a screening of Caddyshack with Godfather Feast on the same day.”

Every theater at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas is 4K digital projection with 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. Select theaters also have 35 mm capability for classic and repertory screenings. Every seat in Alamo Drafthouse Dallas is a luxury recliner, with the front row of seats featuring a larger chair with a deeper recline and a footrest (all at no additional charge).

Additionally, this new theater will feature a 30-foot outdoor screen and four private karaoke rooms so you and your friends can sing your heart out.

Alamo Drafthouse Dallas will feature an upstairs bar with two patios, each with amazing views of downtown Dallas where guests can hang out and listen to live music, sing karaoke, or enjoy other fun parties that Alamo throws on the patio, whether or not they also see a movie while they’re there.

What Sets Alamo Apart

A Theater for Movie Lovers

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 cell phones during a film.  At Alamo, you won’t find any of these!”

How to Alamo

Most strict rule: No talking or texting in a theater, and Alamo means business.  Patrons are given one warning, then they are asked to leave if the disruption persists.  Alamo insists, however, that laughing, crying, sighing and quietly asking your better half to pass another cold beer are all OK.

Hungry for more?

The extensive menu at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas 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. Alamo Drafthouse Richardson opened in 2013. This new location will be the first in the downtown Dallas area.

Alamo Drafthouse Dallas is located at 1005 S. Lamar Street, at the corner of Cadiz (at the corner of Cadiz and Lamar in The Cedars)