ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA IS COMING TO MINNESOTA – YOU BETCHA!
If you heard a loud thunderous applause earlier today then you heard the sound of Minnesota cinephiles cheering at the news that we will be getting an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Buzz has been spreading for years now to get the Texas-based company to open a Minnesota location. The time has arrived as Woodbury will be home to the nine screen theater opening Summer 2018 on a 330,000 square foot lot in the Woodbury Lakes area of the city.
Hordes of moviegoers will no doubt flock to it for its unique business model. They pride themselves in adhering to the cinematic experience for movie lovers out there. They have been known for kicking patrons out due to their zero tolerance for phones. AMEN to that! If I had a nickel for every time someone in the movies takes out there cell phone… The Alamo offers up a full bar and restaurant much like the Showplace Icon and the soon to be opened Mall of America space that allows you to bring alcohol into your movie. In case you are too tired to get up from your seat, you can write your order on a slip of paper and a member of their wait staff will take care of it for you.
Alamo Drafthouse will play your standard blockbusters, new releases, and will offer a variety of indies, deep director cuts, special screenings, and ongoing series. Terror Tuesday, Weird Wednesday, Video Vortex, and Maverick Cinema are just a few of the ones in rotation in their Texas based locations. Earlier this year, they made the news for hosting a women’s only screening of Wonder Woman much to the chagrin of certain male patrons.
I may not live close to Woodbury, but I will gladly take the drive so I don’t have to deal with talkers or cell phones during the movie. Here’s their PSA from an angry customer who was using her phone during a movie. It’s HYSTERICAL! There’s profanity…