Congratulations Los Angeles: You’re the Next City Getting an ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA
If you’re a moviegoer lucky enough to have attended screenings at one of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters, then you know it’s an experience that’s hard to match. In addition to hosting mainstream blockbusters, indie gems, and film festivals, the theaters set the bar for comfort and class. Not only are seats confortable and audiences conciencious, the establishments boast menus of delectable delights sure to please even the most descriminating of pallets.
Now, the folks in Los Angeles will be getting in on the action, as a new Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown is nearing completion! Here’s the full scoop from today’s press release:
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced today that construction on the highly anticipated downtown Los Angeles location is nearly complete. The cinema anticipates a “soft launch” in early July with an opening slate of independent and blockbuster films, as well as a wealth of repertory titles featuring beloved classics and hard-to-find cult favorites. Additionally, the cinema chain announced that it will also expand its Alamo Season Pass subscription beta test in Los Angeles. Members of the subscription plan will be able to watch a movie a day and reserve their seats in advance for one low monthly fee. The beta test will roll out in Los Angeles during the soft launch period, beginning with a small group from a waitlist and then expanding the membership in the near future. Guests may add their name to the waitlist at drafthouse.com/victory/seasonpass.
Leading the charge at the brand-new Los Angeles location is Rachel Walker, Head of Creative and Programming. Walker brings years of experience on the film festival circuit and as a genre content consultant for studios, networks, and indie filmmakers.
“Getting to put together a programming experience that blends the sensibilities of Los Angeles and the Alamo Drafthouse is a dream come true,” says Walker. “My colleagues and I look forward to working with the community to create a home for all different types of film fans.”
“The reason Alamo Drafthouse exists and continues to grow is to support the movies that we love,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “After SO MANY years of planning and development, to be opening in Los Angeles with such a strong team of movie-lovers at the helm is absolutely thrilling.”
Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles is a state-of-the-art facility featuring twelve auditoriums, each with 4K laser projectors and one with 35mm film projection. Like the brand’s nearly forty other locations across the country, the downtown Los Angeles theater includes a full bar and kitchen, as well as the unique bar and video store Video Vortex, where Blu-Rays and DVDs will be available for free rental.
Have you had the Alamo Drafthouse experience? Are you a Los Angeles resident looking forward to the new theater? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.