June 19, 2012 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce its plans for their first location in Kansas City, Missouri, the former flagship AMC Mainstreet Theater in the downtown Power and Light District. The facility is slated to open as an Alamo Drafthouse in the fall of 2012, but will continue to operate in its current configuration through the summer.
"The Mainstreet Theater is truly one of the most spectacular cinemas in the world," says Alamo founder and CEO Tim League. "We are truly honored to have the opportunity to bring the Alamo brand of movie programming and food service to such a wonderful facility."
The venue will feature six screens of new release movies, independent and repertory films as well as the Alamo's unique signature programming. The Mainstreet underwent an extensive $30 million dollar renovation in 2009 to become the centerpiece of the new Power and Light District in Kansas City, Missouri. With 4K digital projection, wall-to-wall screens and Dolby 11.1 sound, the Mainstreet is considered to be one of the most technically advanced theater designs in the world. In addition to continued presentation excellence, the Alamo Drafthouse renovation will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience. Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, the Alamo Mainstreet will provide food and drink service to your seat and will uphold its famously strict no-talking policy.
This new vision for the Mainstreet also extends to the theater's spacious interior bar, which will reemerge as The Chesterfield. The Chesterfield resurrects a slice of Kansas City's past, harkening back to the jazz age days of Paris on The Plains, when Charlie Parker's saxophone blared over 12th & Vine. With a list of classic cocktails and weekly music programming, the Chesterfield Club is a new destination in the Power & Light district.
Alamo Drafthouse is now accepting applications for managers, kitchen staff, creative programmers, bartenders and waiters for the upcoming Kansas City theater. Any and all current theater staff are encouraged to join us! Employment applications can be downloaded at http://www.drafthouse.com/about/employment.
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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.