Alamo Drafthouse debuts in North Texas
There you are, kicking back at the movie theater, when that bozo two rows ahead of you decides to post a status on Facebook.
Instantly, your whole escapist experience goes south quicker than an Adam Sandler movie.
Reason number 216 why we love Alamo Drafthouse: the owners’ near-Stalinist treatment of cell-phone abusers.
The beloved Austin-based movie-theater chain finally debuts in Richardson the first week in August--and we couldn’t be more excited. Our North Texas version will include seven theaters showing really quality stuff (think A Band Called Death and The Act of Killing).
But the highlight is definitely the experience. Dare to unfurl your cell phone mid-movie and ushers kick you out. Hate pre-movie commercials? There’s none of that here. Wish you could tie one on while watching Pacific Rim? Try a tailor-made cocktail you can sip in your seat; we’re partial to the Muppet, made with grapefruit soda and tequila and a favorite of director Guillermo Del Toro.
The geniuses behind Alamo Drafthouse have even eliminated the dreaded front-row seating, so nobody gets a crappy view.