Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Details on Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Location

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, the Austin-based movie theater chain, has announced a new El Paso location via a news release on the company's website. The new theater will be located at the Montecillo SmartCode development on El Paso's west side.

The new theater building will include nine screens, each equipped with 100 percent digital projection. Alamo theater auditoriums also eliminate the neck-straining front row to ensure a high quality view from each seat. The theater combines a movie cinema and restaurant experience; audience members can discretely order food and drinks from roaming servers who stealthily move about the rows. Long, narrow tables sit in front of each row of seats.

Narrow tables sit in front of moviegoers.
Alamo Drafthouse also has a strict No Texting/No Talking policy wherein a patron will receive one warning before being asked to leave with no refund. Children under six are also not permitted along with unaccompanied minors.

Concept of Montecillo's Entertainment District. The Alamo Drafthouse
could be housed in this "town center" section.
The press release indicates the theater building will be located with the Montecillo Town Center area. This could be the previously teased Montecillo Entertainment District, on the eastern side of Mesa Street. If so, this would make Alamo Drafthouse the first announced tenant for the district.

Alamo Drafthouse's Vintage Park location
in Houston.
No timeline has been provided for the project, which will be developed in partnership with Triple Tap Ventures, LLC, of Houston. Triple Tap owns and operates Houston area Alamo Drafthouse locations.

Related: Montecillo Introduces its 'Entertainment District'

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