Alamo Drafthouse heads way north for latest Dallas-Fort Worth theater
A fourth Dallas-Fort Worth location of Alamo Drafthouse has been announced, and this one is way up there. The new theater is going into Main Marketplace, at the northwest corner of Main Street and FM 423, in Little Elm. It’s slated to open in the first quarter of 2016.
“Stepping into Denton County and being a part of the massive growth happening in Little Elm is very exciting,” said Alamo Drafthouse DFW owner Bill DiGaetano in a release. “Additionally, having an Alamo closer to UNT and TWU, as well as landing in the same city with another great Austin-centric brand, Hula Hut, makes this the perfect combination.”
Little Elm is also dangerously close to Frisco, making this new Alamo an appealing choice for folks in that ’burb as well.
Alamo Drafthouse Little Elm will have eight auditoriums, all equipped with the latest in 4K digital projection, precise screen-size-to-room ratio and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. A few also will feature 35mm projectors so fans can experience classic and repertory films as they were meant to be seen.
In addition to in-theater dining, the Little Elm locale will feature a large lounge and all-weather patio, where patrons can drink craft beer, wine or cocktails and nosh on made-from-scratch food whether they are seeing a movie or not.
Alamo has a couple more North Texas theaters coming: to downtown Dallas later this year and to Irving’s Music Factory in 2016. Rumors are swirling that Alamo may take over the Lakewood Theater, but DiGaetano wouldn’t comment.
“Alamo has a policy not to comment on real estate negotiations, whether real or fictional,” he told the DMN. “But we have a long history of preserving 35 mm film and ... we have a huge passion for preserving great classic movie houses. I personally love the Lakewood Theater and would love to see it stay a theater.”