Alamo Drafthouse – Can’t wait, but I’ll have to!

July 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm by under Entertainment

“Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo” plans to open in less than 3 months

Alamo_Drafthouse_Cinema The Austin, Texas company announced today that the “Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo“  will open in October 2013 at the former site of the “Rave Cinemas” at 180 Portage Street in downtown Kalamazoo.

The combination theater & restaurant in Kalamazoo has a bar, tables , made in the kitchen food, a no tolerance policy on distracting moviegoers, and non-traditional floor plans that eliminate the front rows.

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz theater in Austin, TX

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz theater in Austin, TX

 According to the press release:  “The theater will feature 10 screens of new releases, repertory programming, and the Alamo’s unique signature programming with seating for 900 moviegoers. Auditoriums will have the highest quality Sony 4k digital projection, equipped for both high-frame-rate and RealD 3D presentations.  State-of-the-art bi-amplified DTS digital audio systems will provide full range multi-channel fidelity for faithful reproduction of audio soundtracks. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front rows, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience.”

Also from the press release:  “Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas are unique from other theaters by providing a combination of theater and restaurant all under one roof. Alamo Drafthouse features new release movies, independent films and special programming events, served up with an extensive made-from-scratch menu. Customers can also expect seasonal menu specials that highlight local growers and a wide selection of local beers.”

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz theater in Austin, TX

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz theater in Austin, TX


The company also says they will be researching “the incredible Western Michigan brewing scene” to build their local beer menu.   Instead of trailers and commercials, the pre-show program includes rare and humorous clips themed to the film.   At the Alamo you can also reserve seats online in all auditoriums, avoiding lines for your favorite seat.   Alamo Drafthouse also “protects the theater going experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting”.

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