Friday, May 31, 2013 , Updated 4:30 p.m., June 19, 2013
UPDATED: Richardson’s Alamo Drafthouse opens a week early, on August 9
If you've already partied in their lot, imagine the fun to come on the inside.
RICHARDSON The inside of Alamo Drafthouse hasn't opened yet, but that hasn't stopped the Richardson cinema house from hosting movie-and-fun events on the outside. Alamo hosted a parking lot screening of The Burbs last fall in celebration of its groundbreaking back in October, and over the summer, they'll open the lot again for a free, outdoor movie series of '80s and '90s cult favorites.
Imagine the fun when this sucker actually opens.
Fret not, that very opening is on its way with an official date: August 16. Viewers will finally have a chance to try out the Drafthouse's 60-foot screen -- the largest in the franchise's history -- and according to a press release, its "4k digital projection, digital 3-D, and the latest in sound." Two theaters also feature 35mm projectors so that classic films can be viewed as they were intended.
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Food-wise, Alamo Drafthouse promises "freshly prepared food made from scratch" with the occasional themed special -- think Chianti, liver, and fava beans for Silence of the Lambs screenings.
And, since "Drafthouse is [its] middle name," there will be 32 draft brews, plus bottled beer, wine, and craft cocktails.
The soft opening is August 12-14 in advance of the official August 16 opening.
UPDATE: Alamo Drafthouse announced on June 19 that they will now open on August 9, 2013. They will have a soft opening on August 6-8, which includes 50 percent off food and $2 movies. The grand opening is August 9-15, with 25 percent off food.
They have also added a surprise, an indoor/outdoor event on July 25 in addition to their already-scheduled free summer parking lot series.
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