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Alamo Drafthouse Is Adding a New DFW Theater

Plus, try this fancy destination for eclairs and macarons

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Alamo Drafthouse is undergoing a big expansion push, adding seven new theaters across the country — including one in DFW. According to a press release, a new Grand Prairie location will open in early 2024, joining Alamo Drafthouse’s six other DFW metroplex theaters. The indie movie house born in Austin is famous for its dine-in meal service, including film-inspired menus.

The new 10-screen Alamo Drafthouse is from franchise partner Alamo Grand Prairie Bardin, LLC, and it’s going to have fancy features like 66-feet wide curved screens, luxury recliners, and high-tech surround sound. The theatre will also boast its own full-service bar with craft cocktails, wine, and local beers on tap.

The past two years have been a tough ride for Alamo Drafthouse, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2021 and underwent a restructuring.

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival will be back this spring

PaperCity magazine reports that after a two-year hiatus, the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival will be back in action between March 31 and April 3 at Heart of the Ranch. One big event at the festival will be a collaborative dinner between Four Sisters chef Tuan Pham and Houston’s Chris Shepherd of Underbelly fame.

A new French patisserie sells macarons, gelato cones, and more

Le Rêve Gelato & Pâtisserie is now open, according to CultureMap Dallas. The shop from baker Andy Pham is styled after a French-style bakery, with macarons in flavors like mocha, strawberry rose, pistachio, and chocolate hazelnut. That’s just the beginning of the sweet offerings: find red velvet and mascarpone fig gelato, blueberry cheesecake tartes, and pistachio eclairs. The patisserie is located at 12817 Preston Road, Suite #133 in Dallas.