Austin's beloved movie theater-with-food-and-booze chain Alamo Drafthouse has just announced plans for its second DFW location, slated for South Lamar Street in The Cedars. Much like the Richardson outpost that opened last summer, the new addition will feature eight screens (versus Richardson's seven) and a bar known as Glass Half Full Taproom.
Per a press release, the theater will have just under 1,000 seats collectively; the bar will be located on the second level "with two patios and a panoramic view of downtown" and seating for 200, plus 32 craft beers on tap, 35 bottled beers and cocktails. Per the Dallas Morning News, one of the outdoor areas will face downtown and the other "will have a movie screen and a stage for live music." The interior and exterior of the building will feature "antique brick salvaged from other buildings in the South Side area" as a nod to the area's history. The projected opening date is mid-2015.
Besides an eclectic lineup of films that includes both new-release blockbusters and indie films as well as revivals of cult favorite films, Alamo Drafthouse is also known for its refreshingly strict "no talking, no texting" policy.
· Alamo Drafthouse [Official]
· At Last, Downtown Dallas Will Get Its Movie Theater [DMN City Hall Blog]