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Alamo Drafthouse divulges location for third Dallas-area movie theater

Alamo Drafthouse divulges location for third Dallas-area theater

Rendering of Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas
Rendering of the forthcoming Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas, opening in 2016 as part of the new Music Factory at Las Colinas. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse DFW
Rendering of Music Factory in Las Colinas
The Music Factory will feature an 8,000-seat indoor/outdoor amphitheater, along with multiple restaurants and entertainment venues. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse DFW
Rendering of Music Factory in Las Colinas
The Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas will have a second-floor patio overlooking an open-air plaza. Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse DFW
Rendering of Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas
Rendering of Music Factory in Las Colinas
Rendering of Music Factory in Las Colinas

Less than two months after announcing its second location near downtown Dallas, Alamo Drafthouse DFW has revealed plans for a third, as part of the forthcoming Music Factory complex in Irving.

That complex is set to break ground near Irving Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, where, not-so coincidentally, Alamo will hold a Rolling Roadshow screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas will have all of the signature features of the other Alamo locations, including state-of-the-art auditoriums, 35mm projectors for viewing classic films, in-theater dining and more. There will also be a second-floor lounge and patio.

The new Las Colinas theater represents a first for Alamo in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, because it'll be part of a larger entertainment complex, something Alamo COO Bill C. DiGaetano couldn't be more excited about.

"Being a part of an entertainment-specific development is a perfect fit," DiGaetano said in a statement. "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 a neighboring venue."

The Music Factory in Las Colinas, being developed by Charlotte, North Carolina-based ARK Group, is scheduled to open at some point in 2016. In addition to Alamo, it will feature an indoor/outdoor concert hall, large open-air plazas, and more than 20 restaurants and other entertainment venues.