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Alamo Drafthouse Heads North (Way North) With Plans for Little Elm

Wait, where the hell is Little Elm?

A rendering of the future Alamo Drafthouse in Little Elm.
A rendering of the future Alamo Drafthouse in Little Elm.
Alamo Drafthouse

Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse continues its quest to dominate DFW's dine-in movie theater landscape. The cult-favorite cinema with a refreshingly strict no talking/no texting policy made its first foray into the Dallas market in mid-2013 with a Richardson opening, and has since announced plans for The Cedars and Las Colinas. Now, the Drafthouse has revealed intentions to open a fourth area location in Little Elm, the far-flung northern suburb located west of Frisco and southeast of Denton.

According to a press release, Alamo Drafthouse Little Elm "will open in the first quarter of 2016 ... in the newly developing, Main Marketplace at the northwest corner of Main Street and FM 423." It will feature eight theaters as well as a lounge and an "all-weather patio" with local draft beer, cocktails, and the Drafthouse's usual menu of pizzas, burgers, fried pickles, boozy milkshakes, and baked-to-order cookies.

A fellow Austin-born concept, "Tiki-Mex" restaurant Hula Hut, is also poised to open in Little Elm with a location at the town's Lakefront District.