Alamo Drafthouse celebrates the groundbreaking of its new theater at the southwest corner of Cadiz and Lamar streets on November 8, but there is more cause for celebration than just a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: The new theater will boast a second-level taproom with panoramic views of downtown.
The taproom and its patios will accommodate more than 200 diners and drinnkers, who can take their pick from a menu of 32 craft beers on tap, more than 35 bottled beers, wine, craft cocktails and scratch-made food. Overhead garage doors will link the two spaces, allowing for those spectacular views of the twinkling city lights.
In addition, the back patio will have an outdoor movie screen, a stage for live music and private karaoke rooms. Guests can dine for lunch, dinner or brunch — or partake in happy hour — whether they are seeing a movie or not.
“Alamo is more than just a great theater,” said Bill DiGaetano, owner and COO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas DFW, in a release. “It is a cultural hub for all kinds of entertainment: movies, music, comedy, drinks, dining and, of course, Alamo’s world-famous events. Our second-floor bar at Alamo Dallas will be second to none and serve as a standalone watering hole or simply a place to relax before or after a film.”
Alamo Drafthouse Dallas will be a state-of-the-art theater with eight screens and just under 1,000 seats. Each auditorium will be equipped with the latest in 4K digital projection with larger-than-average screen size and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. Select auditoriums will also feature 35mm projectors for classic and repertory content as they were meant to be viewed. The traditional front row will be eliminated in each auditorium, ensuring every seat allows for optimal viewing.
The downtown Dallas Alamo Drafthouse is the second in the area; a third is coming to the Music Factory complex in Irving, slated to open in 2016.