Rumors of an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming to west El Paso became reality today.
The company has announced that they will open the areas first location in west El Paso in the new Montecillo Town Center, El Paso’s first smart growth, mixed-use community development that will include several restaurants, retail outlets, and housing on El Paso’s west side at 5001 N. Mesa St. The developer behind the highly anticipated Montecillo Town Center is EPT Land Communities.
A grand opening date has not been announced.
“Having an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in El Paso is something that has been on our city’s wish list for years. We are excited and proud of being able to fulfill this wish for many El Pasoans. We look forward to great films, great restaurant quality food and great Alamo Drafthouse Cinema programming,” said Richard Aguilar, partner in EPT Land Communities.
The new location will feature nine state-of-the-art digital high-tech screens and sound. It will also present special outdoor events and programming to be hosted in Montecillo’s public spaces such as movie nights in the park.
About Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema provides a unique combination of theater and restaurant, showing first-run and independent films along with special event programming, and featuring an extensive menu of foods made from scratch in state-of-the-art culinary kitchens. Customers order all food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to them throughout the movie. Customers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy curated pre-show entertainment. Instead of a barrage of advertising, a pre-show of rare (and often hilarious) clips are shown that change on a regular basis, often tailored specifically to the feature film.
Additionally, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema protects the theater experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting. Last year the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema made 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.
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