Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the first Texas movie chain to bring beer and tasty food to the multiplex, announced today that they would be opening two new locations in Houston. The first will be near Tomball in the Vintage Park shopping complex at 249 and Louetta. But who cares about that because they are finally opening an Alamo inside the loop!?! According to a press release, the new location will be located in Midtown at 2901 Louisiana Street in a new, mixed-use development. Both locations will feature digital projection and sound with excellent ratios that suit the size of the theaters.
The Midtown location will sit atop the three story parking garage of a newly constructed building. Inside, the lobby will house a bar on the Milam side with views of the downtown skyline. Triple Tap Ventures President Neil Michaelsen says in the press release that "We greatly appreciate our strong relationships with inner-loop organizations such as Aurora Picture Show, the Downtown Management District, Market Square Park, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Whole Foods and many more, and look forward to creating new partnerships with our Midtown neighbors." No word on an opening date except that it will be next year and after Vintage Park.
As for Vintage Park, it follows the formula set out by Alamo's Mason Road location in Katy. When it opens towards the beginning of 2013, the new Alamo will feature the same, popular mix of new releases, special events, solid food and tempting drinks that have made the Alamo brand so popular.
At this time last year, the only theaters inside the loop were the Edwards Greenway, Museum of Fine Arts and River Oaks. Now, Sundance Cinemas has opened at Bayou Place and an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be coming to midtown. That means three theaters that allow adults to consume alcohol while they watch a movie. Things are really looking up for Houston's movie lovers.