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Pssst! Colorado... The Alamo Drafthouse is setting up shop there!

Hey folks, Harry here...  There's something going on with the Alamo Drafthouse that's quite exciting for film fans that are wanting a superior film-going experience.  Something where bastards can get kicked out for, being the bastards they are.   Where you can watch a movie with the best projection and sound, while a beer is served to your seat.   Or a bucket of beers.   Or two fluted glasses and some fine wine.   Where the movie pre-show is themed to the subject matter that's to follow.   Where a movie geek, can just be.   Well, today they announced that they're opening a 7 screen theather there...   Here's the press release:

 

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMAS EXPANDS TO COLORADO

 

Austin, TX--- September 19, 2011--- Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is pleased to announce its plans for the first Alamo Drafthouse location in the Colorado market.  Alamo Aspen Grove will be located in the Aspen Grove Shopping Center in Littleton, Colorado and is slated to open in late 2012. 

 

“We’re very excited to expand the Alamo Drafthouse to moviegoers in Colorado.  We’ve found an area for a natural extension ofour concept, which began in Austin, to a like-minded audience of serious movie and beer lovers,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League.

 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema combines dinner, drinks, films and events, all under one roof. The theaters have been heralded for their unique programming events and high exhibition standards,earning accolades like “Best Theater Ever” (Time Magazine) and “the coolest theater in the world” (Wired). This will be the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the state of Colorado, making it 12 locations for the Austin-based theater chain.

 

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas provides a unique combination of theatre and restaurant, showing first-run & independent films and special programming events with an extensive menu made from scratch in a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen. Customers order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie.  Handcrafted, specialty beers are available on tap, including The Drafthouse’s own signature ale brewed locally. 

 

Customers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Instead of a barrage of advertising, a pre-show of rare (and often hilarious) clips are shown that change on a regular basis, often tailored specifically to the feature film.“We're proud of the fact that we don't show any advertising,” Tim League said. “People don't want to pay for a movie and then be bombarded with 15 minutes of dancing candy and fountain drinks.  Instead, the pre-show really adds to the overall Alamo experience where patrons can look forward to arriving early to catch it.”

 

Additionally, the Alamo Drafthouse protects the theater experience with a zero tolerance policy forpeople who disrupt the film with talking or texting.  This past summer the Alamo Drafthouse was featured on global news for a viral “Don’t Talk” PSA that used a humorously misguided voicemail from an actual patron who was ejected for texting during the film.  The full story on the long tradition of Alamo’s no talking/texting policy can be found here.

 

The new location is aground-up 7-screen theater with seating for over 900 moviegoers.  Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with state of the art digital projection as well as excellent screen size to room ratio and amazing sound.  In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience.  One of the auditoriums will also be a “microcinema” with just 48 seats but still a very large screen.  This room is perfect to support more niche films and will also be available to rent for private parties, screenings and meetings.  The theater will also feature ample bike racks for neighbors who are close enough not to drive.

 

About Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United States and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star WarsStar Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label andplans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.

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  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    As a Coloradan...

    by sfgeek

    I can honestly say my heart rate just went up a bit, I got goosebumps, and a peed myself, just a little at this news. Can't wait! Thanks Alamo Drafthouse for recognizing Colorado as a movie going state! I'm jazzed!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    As an Oregonian...

    by CigsandCoffee56

    This makes me even more sad that the ALAMO is expanding but still nowhere near me

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the 90s colorado

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I was psyched when AVClub broke this a couple weeks ago

    by Dexter Douglas

    but it's even better yet to see an official press release. Finding out more info about the screens and stuff makes me just all kinds of happy. Between this and the Denver Film Society's theater, the film community is definitely growing gloriously.

  • The city of Louisville has always been full of cool, creative people, many who end up moving to places like Austin where they can better find places like the Alamo. This city gave the world people like Muhammad Ali and Hunter S. Thompson, but we don't have a decent drafthouse like the Alamo. There are thousands of movie geeks and smart creative types who would flock to an Alamo Theater and likely bury any corporate, over expensive, loud, 15 minutes of car & soda commercial playing, stale popcorn selling, theater full of texting teens allowing shithouse multiplex nearby. I've had friends tell me over and over, that if they could order a meal and a beer, they would willingly pay the premium to watch even shitty multiplex/ "Transformers" types of movies on Friday nights at an Alamo Darfthouse. Plus, we have the right people in this town to staff an Alamo with good programmers and chefs. The economy here ain't great, however. Finding the money men to take the risk would be quite a task.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Add Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill to the Alamo waiting list

    by DonnyUnitas

    With this many college kids and younger people, it would be gangbusters. It'd be one hell of an investment.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Please come to San Francisco, Alamo!

    by Zardoz

    Please! Look into your heart!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Heard a rumor there are plans for Los Angeles too

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Heard a rumor there are plans for Los Angeles too

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Score!

    by Roddy

    For yuppie Colorado film dicks. It's obvious that Alamo should open a theater in Austin's crappy, desperate for attention sister city... Portland.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Remind me how this is the 90s?

    by beastie

    Colorado has had theaters that serve beer and have great projection for a while. The Drafthouse is a brand, not a trend. The brand is what's exciting for those of us in Colorado. This is a place that caters to film fans and that's what's new to CO.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Let the city on city smacktalk violence begin!

    by ThurstonOne

    *yawn* This theater is going to be 10 minutes from my front door. Awesome. We've had plenty of places where you can drink beer, eat overpriced bar food and watch movies here in Colorado for a long time, but the special screening events and zero tolerance for dullards and their cell phones will be welcome additions to the scene.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Los Angeles REALLY needs a decent theater....

    by Taragor

    Arclight is close (love being able to pick out seats online), but they don't push the ZERO A-hole cell phone policy. It is time theaters manned up and dumped them. Best experiences in the world are screenings where they deny entry to anyone with cell phones. Hollywood is the movie capital of the world, we should be leading by example. Cheers to Colorado, enjoy!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    why the FUCK

    by freak2thec0re

    are they not in NYC yet? Come onnnnnn, pleeeeeeease?

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by byronical

    Now if only the Drafthouse would come to AZ

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Right on

    by fartsarefunny

    Not too far from my office. And yeah...what's up with that welcome to the 90's remark. Do some homework before you say stupid shit.

  • It's so much easier to read! NO IT'S NOT. IT'S FUCKING DISTRACTING.

  • ITS ABOUT FUCKING TIME US MOVIE GEEKS IN COLORADO GET A DECENT THEATER. LANDMARK IS CLOSEST WE HAVE TO ALAMO. WE WELCOME THE DRAFTHOUSE WITH OPEN ARMS AND WALLETS!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    the Alamo Drafthouse is a douchebag hipster magnet

    by lostboytexas

    it full of cunts, seriously. Oh, we'll kick out people for texting or being noisey BUT we also sell food and beer so you can hear motherfuckers chomp on popcorn and eat other shitty foods they sell. Also, the decor is akin to a grindhouse theater. I'd rather go to a nice theater with decent seats, less tattooed pricks eating pizza's and decent sound. But maybe thats just me!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    FUCKING AGREED!

    by Dakotan25

    BRING ON THE DRAFTHOUSE!!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    For the love of god, come to San Francisco...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Since the closing of the Coronet, we haven't had a solid, classy, kick-ass first-run movie theater and it has sucked profusely. And if not directly in SF, somewhere in the bay would still be totally acceptable.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Littleton, CO is cultural black hole --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- and hopefully I'll be back in L.A. before this ill-conceived venture becomes a reality. Seriously you guys should consider Denver, Boulder or almost any other place in the state.

  • I know it may sound a little nuts, but they've been doing it in Los Angeles for a while now in certain theaters, and I just got back from living in Taiwan, and just about EVERY theater there lets you choose your seats before you get to the film. I enjoyed the old days of waiting hours surrounded by people who love movies to see a film, but as I get older and more cantankerous, I doubt I'll have the patience to wait 4 hours just to get a good seat for The Dark Knight Rises... Maybe I'll just have to go watch it in LA.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    And if you really want to hardcore --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- how about a NO DRINK OR FOOD policy?

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    *to be hardcore

    by MooseMalloy

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    As a Nashvillain

    by SilentBob X

    Alamo Drafthouse needs to come here to the great state of Tennessee. We have film fans and festivals here too you know!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    moosemalloy

    by sfgeek

    I totally agree with you on the Littleton, Co being a cultural black hole comment. But, hey, at least it's not Parker. I like the idea of a theater that boots movie goers who do not have the decency to shut of their phones for 2 hours. I just don't get it. Why can't these people keep their phones in their cars for 2 hours? Is their social networking so important that they have to do it while a movie is playing? I will say that Colorado has some pretty sweet theaters though. I like the Landmark theaters, and when I lived in Durango there was a theater there called the Gaslight... total shitbox, but real character. With the Alamo coming to Colorado, we just get that much more choice, and it's all about choice.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    I agree sfgeek --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- there are enough art houses here already so I hope they don't think that they have a unique product to offer. Looking at where the location will be, I don't see why they couldn't put it somewhere in the Golden area - nice and snug against the foothill mountains and near enough to the Coors brewery to get that great beer smell 24 hours a day.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    The Drafthouse was the #2 reason I moved to Austin.

    by FrenchBastard03

    10 minute walk down the street. Ahh. Excellence.

  • Why not just go and watch the fucking movie and stop stuffing the mouths of fat fucks? How about a movie-going experience that doesn't serve food and drinks? How about just a theater where the only sound that is allowed are laughs, sniffling, crying, gasps at the appropriate moments (if some fucking asshole makes these sounds constantly that have nothing to do with the movie, then fucking boot them). People come to your seats to give you beer? Do you converse too to see what the fuck you want to stuff your face with next while an important scene is playing? Fuck you.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    The Best News I've Heard All Week!!!

    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    And it's only 5 minutes from my house! The cultural wasteland of Littleton is finally getting something that doesn't suck demon testicles!!! Now, I'm off to see drive at an old, mediocre AMC.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    No talking policy

    by Dealer

    I love the Alamo but they do not enforce their no talking no texting policy, at least I've never seen it in action and I only go to the Alamo. I almost always get stuck next to a talker. I can deal with a few quick whispers but it's always someone that has to comment on everything.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I was going to say add a Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill market too

    by D.Vader

    Though have it concentrated in Chapel Hill, the best of the three college towns =D. I wish I still in school up there, but hell, I'll still make the 2 hour drive from Charlotte to see a kickass feature up there.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Cultural black holes and loud eaters

    by ThurstonOne

    They're putting it in Littleton because it's a huge population base to draw on and it doesn't face competition from the downtown art houses and the DFC. These guys are running a business, not just a hip place for hipsters to be hip. And anyone who thinks Littleton is a cultural black hole doesn't really know much about Littleton, they're just thinking of the miles of ant hills down in Highlands Ranch. Go tell the Reinke Brothers there's nothing cool in Littleton. People have been eating food in theaters since pretty much the beginning, complaining about that is just odd. I suppose it's a fun tough guy stance to take anonymously on a website though.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Woo-Hoo, Said The Movie Geek In Denver...

    by Rebeck2

    Who goes by the name of Rebeck. So sick of hearing about great screenings in Austin, or Chicago, or LA, or NY...

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Recently moved to Colorado from Texas...

    by Aaron Lea

    ...and one of the things I found lacking in the entire state was any film presence/appreciation. In fact one of the things I missed most about Texas was the Drafthouse. Thanks Tim!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    -- to3

    by MooseMalloy

    No seriously, I would love to see a "no food or drink" movie theater. If you think that's a "toughguy stance", may I suggest you get out Littleton for awhile. At least you guys will be known now as home of an Alamo Drafthouse, and not just for the Columbine massacre.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    -- aaronlea

    by MooseMalloy

    You have three Landmark Theater locations to choose from (been going to the Esquire since I was a kid), the Denver Film Society theaters at Tivoli and now down on Colfax next to the Tattered Cover. Oh yeah, there's a little festival up in Telluride every year, etc.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Yes fucking yes!

    by warsinthesun

    Littleton is kinda far from where I'm at but at least I'll have the opportunity to check out the special screenings. Do they show midnight movies? Like old movies?

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    aaronlea

    by Rebeck2

    You mean you don't miss your incompetent douchebag right-wing Texas governors that run for President?

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Columbine oh Columbine

    by ThurstonOne

    Actually pretty proud of AICN talkbackers that there wasn't a Columbine reference or joke within the first ten posts, nicely done! Yes, all Littleton has is a famous high school massacre, so true. Funny, when I was down at the DFC seeing Attack The Block a few weeks back, everybody was eating popcorn and drinking soda and patting themselves on the back for spending their movie dollars on a hip indie summer movie and nobody complained about all that terrible noise. OK fine--you can't eat or drink in real hardcore cineaste theaters. But you have to go old school French arthouse and force everyone to smoke. There's your compromise.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    God dammit, get one UP HERE in the Northwest!

    by AlienFanatic

    We are worthy! We are worthy! (Not that my entreaty will have any effect whatsoever, but I wanted to join the chorus of those that are disappointed that there's no hope for an Alamo in the near future)

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Does this mean we can do a Mile-High Butt-numb-a-thon

    by MtnGeek

    Because for 5 years I have unsuccessful in getting to Austin.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Littleton? Are you fucking kidding me?

    by Grasscutter

    Probably the worst choice of cities in Colorado. It'll last a year, tops, before it closes. I guess you could have chosen worse, like Colorado Springs, or Commerce City, or Greeley. Doomed to fail. You should have picked Denver, suckers.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Aspen Grove Shopping Center?

    by Grasscutter

    Surrounded by trailer parks and NOTHING. It's not close to anything. Ridiculous.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    why would anyone ONLY go to the Drafthouse?

    by Noddy93

    that's fuckin' dumb.... the violet crown is a far superior theater and the paramount routinely shows better 'classic' films.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Awesome! Now open a theater in Boise!

    by ltgalloway

    I've dreamed of one day making a pilgrimage to Austins Alamo Drafthouse. Now it looks like I might take a road trip to Colorado. It would be even more awesome if you opened locations all over the U.S. and changed the face of the industry forever! Let me volunteer Boise, ID as your next location.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Dead horse beating, but

    by ThurstonOne

    Littleton, and Aspen Grove, aren't surrounded by trailers and gaping black holes, people saying these things don't live here. They're surrounded by huge suburbs, some old, some new, and the location is right off Santa Fe drive--a 10 minute drive from the heart of downtown--and right next to a lightrail station, so you can go get your drink on as much as you like and not careen into oncoming traffic on the way home too. Add this in with a much better tax rate here than in Denver, and I'd say this Tim guy did his homework. If he does his marketing correctly, they can kill it in Littleton.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    The #1 reason Frenchbastard moved to Austin is...

    by lostboytexas

    Jizz Popsicles!

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Any chance for one in Boston?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Littleton makes sense business-wise

    by Dexter Douglas

    I'll be driving up from Colorado Springs and will be happy to drive a bit extra to get to the drafthouse. It makes sense that they wouldn't want to be downtown because of the DFS programming (The Watching Hour has become a staple) and the midnight programming that Matt does at The Esquire. Carving out new territory probably gives it the best chance to make it. Outside of the Greenwood, Landmark has done a pretty good job of bringing art/geek films. I see the Alamo coming as a great chance to make everyone step up their game and we're going to be the winners out of it.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    And I would too love to see a "no food or drink" theater

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Honestly, why pay more than twice the ticket cost for watered-down soda and stale popcorn when you can just wait until after the movie and grab some decent food for much less? I haven't bought popcorn/coke in a theater since roughly 1993. If I'm with someone, and they offer me some of their popcorn, I'll take a handful to be polite, but if you're eating, you're not CONCENTRATING on the movie.

  • I talk to a lot of retards and this is how the conversation goes about movie theaters: Them: "You been to the movies lately?" Me: "Yea. You?" Them: "No, its just too expensive, man. You go and you gotta buy the ticket which costs 10 dollars, then you gotta buy the food and with the kids, that's 50 dollars." Me: "You know the food is optional right?" Them: "Well, you gotta do something while the movie is playing."

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Well said dexter

    by ThurstonOne

    And this whole popcorn and soda thing...still cracking me up. Most people inhale most of the stuff during the trailers and opening credits anyway, it's part of the moviegoing experience. OK, when I sat in film class and solemnly watched Bergman, it didn't make a lot of sense to be plowing through snacks...but for the majority of what we all see in theaters, come on, relax.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    A cinema that discourages fat stupid fucks from going there..

    by Xen11

    But, Xen11, how will the theaters make their money??

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I had an elaborate answer that was pure genius

    by Xen11

    but AICN deleted it.

  • Sept. 19, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Why AICN ? Why?

    by Xen11

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    to3

    by Grasscutter

    "...a 10 minute drive from the heart of downtown..." Yeah, right. Try 25 minutes, and that's without traffic, and good luck with that, especially with all the roadwork at Sante Fe and Alameda. I know, I live in "the heart of downtown" (Capital Hill) and there's no way in Hell you're making it to Park Grove in ten minutes. "...aren't surrounded by trailers and gaping black holes..." My grandmother (a saint, by the way) lives in Meadowlark Retirement Park, which is a trailer park, right off Sante Fe, within spitting distance of Park Grove. Yeah, sure, surrounded by neighborhoods filled with conservative, white, middle to mid-upper class rednecks who could give a shit about old and art films. People who are figurative gaping black holes who aren't going to pay higher ticket prices so they can eat a meal and drink a beer while they watch a movie. They tried that in Tamarac Square and it didn't last. Most people in Littleton want Transformers and Fast Five and PG-13 bullshit they can use to take a break from their annoying kids. There's a reason Elvis Cinemas has stuck around. There's exactly ONE multiplex in downtown Denver and it could use a good dose of competition.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    It's in Littleton & Not Denver for a reason!

    by the_patriot

    And that reason is called Landmark Theatres. They have seniority in booking art films in Denver and they can force exclusivity within a certain radius of their theatres. Before the Denver Filmcenter on Colfax opened, it was a little indie theatre called Neighborhood Flix - and any time they tried to book a film Landmark would block it by moving their bookings around between the Esquire and the Mayan to keep their exclusivity. The only reason that Denver Filmcenter can fight this is because of their standing with studios & indies with the Denver International Film Fest. If Alamo Drafthouse tried to be anywhere within 10 miles of Esquire, Mayan or Chez Artiste in Denver, Olde Town in Arvada, or Greenwood Village in Greenwood Village, they'd be doomed to fail for their inability to get films booked. Personally, I applaud any company that has the balls to come in and compete with Landmark. Their customer service blows, their projection quality is nonexistent, and the fact that they bought & built two state of the art multiplexes only to run the same shit as everyone else is insulting. Welcome to Colorado, Alamo Drafthouse. I'll be first in line.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    the_patriot

    by Grasscutter

    Fuck Landmark, then. The Mayan sucks anymore, anyway, not to mention the Esquire.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Haha SUCK IT LANDMARK!

    by Spicypeanut

    oh manzies I am STOKED for this! Finally the shitberg that is Littleton will have something I give a damn about! Total win - ready to rock!

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Favorite Part

    by aceldama

    I loved the part saying "The theater will also feature ample bike racks for neighbors who are close enough not to drive" Yep, always a good idea when you consider people will be drinking at the establishment. Of course riding a bike drunk can be dangerous (usually it's just funny), at least it isn't driving a car drunk.

  • Oh god damn it! I just dropped my slice of pizza face down in the aisle. Someone get me a tall one quick! Huh? Oh the movie playing -- fuck it, where's my jalapeno poppers?

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Disneyworld, San Francisco, Los Angeles all need one.

    by UltraTron

    Some comments from people who have never been to the Alamo. You don't hear people eating and drinking. Because you have a massive bar and huge space between seat rows. Each seat has a fucking bar at it. I mean a real bar with brass rails and enough room to belly up. The screens are so high that servers freely walk about and you never notice them. It's the best fuckn theater you've ever been too. Not the best sound but they serve 10%+ beer that'll sit your ass down.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    When I go to a movie theater I want --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- acceptable projection quality, good sound set at a proper volume and a fairly comfortable seat. A full bar and menu? No thanks, I can go get something to eat and drink before or after the show. Hipsters optional.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    RHODE ISLAND....PLEASE

    by Katet19

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    noddy93

    by Dealer

    I should say 95% of the time I only go to Alamo. It's walking distance from my house and I like to drink beer while I watch a movie. e Over all for me it's a far better experience than any of the other theaters I've been too. Went to Arbor to see the Fighter and a guy behind me talked out loud "explaining" the entire movie to his date. Went to the Galaxy theater a while back to see Superman Rreturns and the guy behind me translated the entire movie into spanish for his friend.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Why would you want to numb your senses while watching a movie?

    by Xen11

    Do you really hate life so much that you want to drown out your movie-going experience into a bottle of forgetfulness? Is the movie so painful that you have to repress any feeling for it right then and there? Seriously, drinking and eating during movies (especially a fucking open bar with waiters that take your order DURING a movie) FUCK YOU

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    xen11

    by kidicarus

    Believe it or not, some people drink socially to enhance their already good mood. Not everyone is drinking to drown their sorrows. What are you, a Mormon?

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck don't they have one in Bulgaria?

    by Victor

    Zis is bullshit

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Distance

    by ThurstonOne

    Hrm, took me about 17 minutes to get from Littleton to downtown using Santa Fe/I-25 today, not that a 10 or 15 minute difference matters all that much if you really want the 'ol Alamo experience. Or, again, take the light rail. Anyway, this redneck backwoods trailer park known as Littleton--the one that voted for Obama in '08--is pleased as punch to have an Alamo Drafthouse opening next year.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Stay the fuck OUT

    by Dean

    Great, more fucking TexaFornians moving here. Why don't you all just stay the fuck out? We're not cool enough for you.... and don't want you here anyway. Bye.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Winchester, VA

    by Trent Garnes

    I guess Winchester, VA still has the only Alamo east of the Mississippi! I like it. It's definitely a different movie-going experience. (Although we don't have the premieres and huge events like the ones in Texas...I think the biggest star to come to this one was Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite. He did a Q and A with the audience.) There are some cool things about it. You can vote at one of the local rock station's websites for the movie you want to see on Friday nights at midnight. And I really dug the old Transformers cartoons they showed before Transformers: DOTM. All in all, a cool place to catch a movie.

  • Sept. 20, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    It'd be nice if we'd get one here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

    by Yelsaeb

    But who the fuck cares about Mississippi? No one, and I certainly don't blame them. I'd rather live in Jersey.

  • to call the waiter over to serve you beer and food while the movie plays in the background, because movies are just background noise anyway, right? The food is the main attraction, not that noisy, annoying movie that's playing. Fuck texting the waiter over, I'm too busy texting my bro in Harlem. I'll just shout my order over to the waiter: "FIVE STEAKS RARE WITH LIGHT SEASONING AND A DASH OF LEMON, NO ONIONS, AND CAN YOU GET A SIDE OF KETCHUP, PLEASE. WHAT'S THAT??? WHAT!!!! OH WHAT DO I WANT TO DRINK??? I DON'T KNOW YET, LET ME THINK........ UMMMMM ........ WILL SOMEONE TURN THAT GODDAMN MOVIE DOWN, I CAN'T HEAR MYSELF THINK BECAUSE I'M FUCKING ROYALTY, I EAT WHILE WATCHING MOVIES. I'LL HAVE TWO BIG COORS LITE HOLD THE SUDS.... NO ... WAIT. SCRATCH THAT. I WANT TWO BIG COORS... NO LITE.... I'M A MAN MOTHERFUCKER. I DRINK BEER AND TALK DURING MOVIES BECAUSE I'M FROM TEXAS AND WE KILL YOU FOR BREAKING OUR LAW." Yea, who wants to concentrate on a movie anyway? Drinking to enhance your happiness???? You mean a movie can't do that???? You need beer to help make the complexity of emotions easier to digest??? Fuck you.

  • Sept. 21, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    xen11

    by Dealer

    Nothing better for me than having a couple nice cold beers in a dark air conditioned theater. Especially this summer it's been brutal in Austin this year. Of course it's not for everyone. For the record I've never seen anyone drunk there.

  • Sept. 21, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Alcohol in theaters= COMPLETE FAIL!

    by Jaster Mareel

    I don't want some drunken asshat yelling at the screen or throwing up in the aisles.

  • The food is shit now, the service is shit now, the crowd is a hive of scum and villainy...and besides, Tim and Karrie never got a patent on serving expensive Pizza and warm Beer in a movie theater! Anyone in any of your towns could open a theater that does everything the Drafthouse does AND MORE; you don't need Tim to throw a 24-karat-gold dart at a map and hit close to your city. And +1 to the above comment about assigned seating. We have Sundance Cinema here in Madison and I can buy an assigned seat a week ahead of time. It's pretty sweet.

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