LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - Feb. 1, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce an early May opening of its first location in the Washington D.C. region. In addition to Alamo's acclaimed cinema experience, the 32,000 square foot movie theater and restaurant in Loudoun County, Virginia, will bring the brand's acclaimed dining options and unique movie-related events.
"We can't wait for Loudoun County to experience first-hand why Time Magazine calls us 'the best theater ever,'" said Anthony Coco , Franchise Partner with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. "I think Alamo's signature touches will make us a hit as we expand into the Washington region."
Alamo prides itself on bringing back the fun of going to the movies. In addition to screening first-run Hollywood and independent films, Alamo's unique blend of signature movie programming – ranging from sing-alongs to classics to lost or under-seen cinematic gems – has helped earn them a reputation as a movie lover's oasis.
Currently, the new Alamo at One Loudoun is two-thirds complete, with exterior walls up, roof installed, and electricity and sound panels being added within weeks. Upon completion, the location will feature a total of 792 seats and eight auditoriums, each equipped with state-of-the-art Sony 4K projectors for an all-digital presentation. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each auditorium eliminates the traditional front row, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience.
Alamo is planning a series of grand opening events for the new theater, including festivities surrounding the release of several eagerly anticipated summer blockbusters, sneak previews with discounted tickets and half-priced food, and Alamo's famous "Rolling Roadshow" events.
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly, 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.
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