Alamo Drafthouse Cinema bringing 48 new taps, and movies to STL

I don’t normally publish press releases, but since I just got this, and won’t have time to do an interview with them this morning, I’m going ahead and putting this release out.

The best of film, food, and drink, all in one seat…and headed to the Gateway City. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to unveil plans to open its first location in St. Louis, MO. Located at the upcoming City Foundry STL development in St. Louis’ Midtown district, Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis is a ten screen cinema with approximately 942 luxury recliners along with a full service bar and restaurant featuring 48 local craft beers on tap. The theater is expected to open in early 2019.

“We’re excited to become a part of the St. Louis film community at large as well as a part of the vibrant City Foundry STL project,” said Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “We’ll soon be hiring a St. Louis team to bring our mix of blockbusters, indies, foreign films, documentaries and classic movies to the neighborhood.”

Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis’s ten screens will showcase the very best new releases, iconic special events, and the company’s unique take on repertory programming. Each theater will be equipped with top-of-the-line digital 4K projection and dynamic surround sound, and fully outfitted with luxury recliners equipped with footrests, ensuring every seat in the house offers a viewing experience of unparalleled comfort. This Alamo Drafthouse will also feature a Premium Large Format Theater showcasing the very best presentation available today, including Dolby Atmos sound technology.

Continuing the company’s commitment to preserving film, Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis will also feature 35mm changeover projection so that both classic films and new releases can be experienced in glorious celluloid. The new location will also present Alamo Drafthouse’s signature special events, like Movie Party celebrations of classic favorites (ELF, PRINCESS BRIDE, GHOSTBUSTERS), deep dives into cinephilia, and family-friendly choices like the Kids Camp series that raises money for local schools and nonprofits.

The theater will soon be hiring a Creative Manager to oversee programming, events and promotion for the theater, as well as a seasoned restaurant General Manager, Kitchen Manager/Chef and Operation Managers. As it nears its opening date, Alamo Drafthouse St. Louis will be hiring for approximately 175 additional positions, largely from the surrounding neighborhoods. To learn more, please visit: drafthouse.com/st-louis/careers/join-the-team

Founded in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse has been heralded for unique programming events and high exhibition standards, earning accolades including “Best Theater Ever” (Time Magazine) and “The Coolest Theater in the World” (Wired). Alamo Drafthouse provides a unique combination of theater and restaurant, showing first-run movies, independent films and special events with an extensive menu made from scratch. Guests order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie from inside the theater.

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Instead of a barrage of advertising, Alamo Drafthouse shows a curated collection of rare and humorous clips themed to each feature. Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse protects the theatrical experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting. Alamo Drafthouse was featured on global news for a viral “Don’t Talk” PSA that used a humorously misguided voicemail from an actual patron who was ejected for texting during the film. The full story on the long tradition of Alamo Drafthouse’s no talking/texting policy can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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