May 30, 2012 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, Texas - Triple Tap Ventures LLC, owner and operator of the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in West Oaks Mall and on Mason Road in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce it will bring two new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations to Houston in 2013.
The first new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is slated to open in Northwest Houston in early 2013 and will be located in the Vintage Park Shopping Village off of Tomball Parkway 249 and Louetta Road. Owned by Texas-based Dunhill Partners, Vintage Park Shopping Village consists of sixteen buildings and includes approximately 324,000 square feet of ground floor retail and professional facilities - all built with the finest quality materials and designed to resemble a Venetian Piazza complete with bell towers, fountains, monuments and classical architecture. William L. Hutchinson, President, Dunhill Partners Inc. states, "We are extremely pleased to have the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming soon to Vintage Park Shopping Village and joining our other fine retail and dining experiences. We look towards their opening with great anticipation, adding to the overall entertainment choices at Vintage Park." The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Vintage Park will be a state-of-the-art location. Each of the auditoriums will be 100 percent equipped with high-tech digital projection, screens that feature excellent ratios to the size of the rooms, sound that will blow your socks off and exceptional food to enjoy while being entertained.
"We are tremendously excited to be bringing the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema experience to the communities of Northwest Houston," states Triple Tap Ventures President, Neil Michaelsen. "We look forward to sharing our unparalleled programming, which features the best first-run Hollywood films, Alamo-exclusive signature events and celebrity guest appearances - all accompanied by our renowned rotating menu and craft beer selection that can be ordered and enjoyed right from your seat in the theatre. We will continue to serve the local Houston film industry in addition to bringing to town renowned international events such as the Tribeca Film Festival."
The second new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, scheduled to open after Vintage Park, is a highly anticipated inner-loop location, which will be centrally accessible and located in Houston's bustling Midtown area. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown will be located at 2901 Louisiana Street as part of a mixed-use project developed by Crosspoint Properties and, like Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Vintage Park, will offer state-of-the-art auditoriums featuring 100 percent digital projection and sound as well as an expansive and inviting lobby bar which will be visible from Milam Street and boast panoramic views of Houston's impressive downtown skyline. In addition, there will be a ground floor lobby entrance leading up to the theatre, which will be located on top of a three floor parking garage.
"We are thrilled and excited to be announcing the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown and to have the opportunity to bring our unique experience to our existing inner-loop customers as well as introduce the Alamo brand to a new audience," Michaelsen states. "The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown will no doubt be the epicenter for movie going entertainment for the 700,000 plus residents living within 15 minutes of the new theater and a must-visit destination for those located around the Houston area. We greatly appreciate our strong relationships with inner-loop organizations such as Aurora Picture Show, the Downtown Management District, Market Square Park, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Whole Foods and many more, and look forward to creating new partnerships with our Midtown neighbors."
Triple Tap Ventures will officially close the older Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at West Oaks Mall this year. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at West Oaks has thoroughly enjoyed serving its guests in the West Houston area but is excited to provide more state of the art options for Houstonians to enjoy the amazing experience of seeing first-run Hollywood and art house films, indulge in fantastic food and attend the signature programming events that set the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema apart from every other theater in the world. Michaelsen concludes, "Our new Vintage Park and Midtown locations will, along with our existing location off of Mason Road in Katy, continue to raise the high bar we set for ourselves, to ensure every guest has an awesome experience and is excited to come back."
In 2011 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was named "The Best Movie Theater" in Houston by the Houston Press, "One of the 10 Best Theaters in the World" by CNN International, "Coolest Movie Theatre in the World" by Wired.com and has also been named "Best Theater Ever" by Time Magazine.
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Triple Tap Ventures LLC owns and operates the Houston metropolitan area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations as well as exclusive development rights for Houston and several other Texas cities. Triple Tap Ventures and its principals are focused on developing, owning, and operating strong regional and national hospitality and entertainment concepts.
Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand comprised of an acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art store. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, 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 Wars, Star 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 and plans 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 www.drafthouse.com.
Founded in 1984 by William L. Hutchinson, Dunhill Partners is a commercial real estate brokerage and investment firm that currently owns and manages more than 4 million square feet of retail properties. Dunhill specializes in the acquisition, sale, leasing and management of commercial retail property. Dedicated to the fundamental principle of building value for more than twenty-five years, Dunhill Partners is known as one of the most renowned and successful commercial real estate services firms in the Southwest. Dunhill's three business lines of Investment Acquisition/Disposition, Property Management and Leasing enables the company to be a "one stop shop" for virtually any commercial retail real estate transaction. Dunhill has become a leader in commercial real estate by continuously relying on its solid investment principles. Dunhill has become a leader in the commercial real estate industry because of the results produced.
Crosspoint Properties is a privately owned real estate development and investment firm specializing in unique, high quality retail and mixed-use projects in urban corridors. Crosspoint's projects enable tenants to differentiate themselves in the marketplace through superior location and design. Utilizing its innovative ideas, expertise, and analytical strength, Crosspoint strives to develop projects that serve as a catalyst for growth and enhance the quality of life in the community.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Houston Area Theatres