The Texas dine-in movie theater franchise, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has announced plans for its first location in Orlando, Fla.
Set to be located at Vineland Pointe, a new 450,000-square-foot shopping center at the intersection of I-4 and Daryl Carter Parkway, Alamo Drafthouse Orlando will be a 10-screen dine-in theater with approximately 942 luxury recliners and a full-service bar and restaurant. The new location is expected to open in 2020.
“Our goal at Alamo Drafthouse is to be the best theater imaginable for the community. We do this by providing great food and drinks along with exceptional presentation and a diverse spectrum of programming and events,” said Tim League, founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse. “We can’t wait to make it to Orlando, especially my two seven-year-olds who finally want to go along on Dad’s business trips.”
Alamo Drafthouse Orlando will offer new film releases, special events, and a variety of food and drinks served at their guests’ seats. Each theater will be equipped with digital 4K projection and surround sound, as well as luxury recliners that come with footrests.
The new theater will also feature “The Big Show,” Alamo Drafthouse’s Premium Large Format concept that offers incredible presentation standards, including Dolby Atmos sound technology and a laser projection system. Alamo Drafthouse Orlando will also feature 35mm changeover projection – so that both new releases and classic films can be experienced.
The franchise’s lineup of programming will also make its way to Orlando, like Movie Party celebrations of films like “The Princess Bride,” “Ghostbusters,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World;” deep dives into classic films, documentaries and foreign films; and family-friendly events like “Kids Camp” screenings that raise money for local nonprofits and schools.
Alamo Drafthouse is well-known for its “No Talking, No Texting” policy, in which guests are advised that after one warning, they will be ejected from the theater without a refund if they disrupt the screening of the film. This policy will be enacted for the new Orlando location.