Even though all six of its Dallas-Fort Worth theaters are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alamo Drafthouse is moving forward with a new location in Grand Prairie.
Records filed with the State of Texas show a new 43,874-square-foot, 10-screen location of the Austin-based chain of dine-in and drink-at movie theaters is on tap for Bardin Road near State Highway 360 and I-20. Work on the $4 million project is set to start in late January and be completed in late October.
The owner of the project is listed as Arlington-based Hamilton Peck Commercial LLC, and the design firm is listed as Dallas-based GFF Inc. It appears the Grand Prairie theater will be franchisee-owned.
"At this time we can confirm the Grand Prairie location is in the planning stages," says Alamo spokesman Brad Johnson. "More to come."
Alamo Drafthouse’s six locations in DFW — all owned by franchisees — are temporarily shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a post on its website, Alamo Drafthouse explains the theaters are closed due to a lack of new releases from major movie studios.
“This is a terribly difficult and disappointing decision, but we’re hopeful that by pausing now, we’ll be able to reopen all six of our DFW franchise locations once a steady stream of new releases resumes,” Alamo Drafthouse says on its website.
Here are the six DFW theaters that are temporarily shuttered:
- 1005 S. Lamar St., Dallas
- 6770 Abrams Rd., Dallas
- 3220 Town Center Dr., Denton
- 320 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
- 8380 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills
- 100 South Central Expwy., Richardson
Alex Bentley contributed to this story.