July 02, 2012 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce its plans for a second Alamo location in the New York City area in Yonkers, NY. Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers is slated to open during the 2012 holiday season at 2500 Central Park Avenue.
"In our hometown of Austin, Texas we have five Alamo Drafthouse locations. Similarly, we have plans to open up multiple neighborhood theaters to serve different areas of the metroplex. We are excited to get to know and become a part of Yonkers with our second New York location," says Tim League, CEO & Founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The Alamo Yonkers venue will feature six screens of new release movies, independent and repertory films as well as the Alamo's unique signature programming. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with state of the art digital projection as well as excellent screen size to room ratio and amazing sound. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience. Four of the six theaters at Alamo Yonkers will be equipped for 3D projection and one of the theaters will offer 35MM projection.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema combines dinner, drinks, films and events, all under one roof. The theaters have been heralded for their unique programming events and high exhibition standards, earning accolades like "Best Theater Ever" (Time Magazine) and "the coolest theater in the world" (Wired). The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas provides a unique combination of theatre and restaurant, showing first-run & independent films and special programming events with an extensive menu made from scratch in a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen. Customers order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie.
Alamo Drafthouse is now accepting applications for managers, kitchen staff, creative programmers, bartenders and waiters for the upcoming Yonkers theater. Employment applications can be downloaded at http://drafthouse.com/careers.
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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.