If you’re riding the news blitz about Alamo Drafthouse’s South Lamar location re-opening this week, here’s your cherry on top. The Austin-based movie theater chain is opening its first Los Angeles location next year.
According to a news release, the Drafthouse will set up shop at The Bloc, a 1.8 million square-foot mixed use development in the city’s downtown. Quoth CEO and founder Tim League:
“We’ve been eyeing Los Angeles for many years now. … With The Bloc, we finally found the perfect location and partner to bring our brand of cinema to the birthplace of the industry.”
The Los Angeles theater will have nine screens, seat about 800 moviegoers and be located next to a Macy’s, so that’s a little different from the Alamo you’re used to. The release also says the menu will feature “locally inspired and sourced food and drink,” and the Drafthouse’s adjacent bar will tout a variety of California craft beers.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 13, 2014