The burgeoning neighborhood just south of downtown known as The Cedars will get way more awesome next year when Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse opens its second DFW location there. The theatre has just released renderings of the upcoming movie mecca, and they look pretty sweet: Unlike the single-story outpost in Richardson, this Drafthouse will encompass two floors and include an upper-level Taproom with not one but two patios and skyline views. The bar will showcase 32 craft beers on tap, wine, and craft cocktails alongside Drafthouse's menu of scratch-made food.
The back patio will feature a gigantic 4k projection screen for movies, private karaoke rooms, and a stage for live music. As far as the movie theatre part of the equation goes, there will be 8 screens and around 1,000 seats.
The Austin-based chain is known for its unique programming that features events like quote-alongs, cult classic screenings, and dance parties along with major blockbusters. In addition to the Richardson location and the upcoming Cedars location, there will also be a third location in Las Colinas's upcoming Music Factory development.
The Cedars location will celebrate groundbreaking on Saturday, November 8 with a free outdoor screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The movie begins at sundown and there will also be food trucks, local beer, and wine; it's kid- and pet-friendly, but don't forget to BYOC (bring your own chair).