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Alamo Drafthouse to open first Los Angeles location

Aug 15, 2014

The Alamo Drafthouse will open its first Los Angeles theatre at The Bloc, a 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use destination at the hub of the city's retail, entertainment, financial and sports center. The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown is slated to open in 2015 as The Bloc completes its $180 million renovations.
 
"We've been eyeing Los Angeles for many years now," said CEO and founder Tim League. "With The Bloc, we finally found the perfect location and partner to bring our brand of cinema to the birthplace of the industry."
 
Alamo Drafthouse provides a combination of theatre and restaurant, showing first-run and independent films and special programming events with an extensive menu made from scratch in a culinary kitchen. The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown will be located in the southwest corner of The Bloc next to Macy's third floor.
 
"Alamo Drafthouse has reinvigorated the movie-watching experience, much the way we intend to reimagine the traditional retail and entertainment experience and enliven the 7th Street corridor with The Bloc," said Wayne Ratkovich, founder and president of developer The Ratkovich Company. "We want Angelenos to come to The Bloc for distinctive, curated experiences and Alamo Drafthouse provides just that."
 
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown will have nine screens and seat approximately 800 people. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with 4K digital projection, big screens and advanced sound. The theatre will also be equipped for 3D and archival 35mm projection.
 
Moviegoers can order food and drinks from their seats while servers silently attend to them throughout the film. The Alamo will also be opening an adjacent craft beer bar featuring an extensive array of California beers.


Alamo Drafthouse to open first Los Angeles location

Aug 15, 2014

The Alamo Drafthouse will open its first Los Angeles theatre at The Bloc, a 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use destination at the hub of the city's retail, entertainment, financial and sports center. The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown is slated to open in 2015 as The Bloc completes its $180 million renovations.
 
"We've been eyeing Los Angeles for many years now," said CEO and founder Tim League. "With The Bloc, we finally found the perfect location and partner to bring our brand of cinema to the birthplace of the industry."
 
Alamo Drafthouse provides a combination of theatre and restaurant, showing first-run and independent films and special programming events with an extensive menu made from scratch in a culinary kitchen. The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown will be located in the southwest corner of The Bloc next to Macy's third floor.
 
"Alamo Drafthouse has reinvigorated the movie-watching experience, much the way we intend to reimagine the traditional retail and entertainment experience and enliven the 7th Street corridor with The Bloc," said Wayne Ratkovich, founder and president of developer The Ratkovich Company. "We want Angelenos to come to The Bloc for distinctive, curated experiences and Alamo Drafthouse provides just that."
 
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown will have nine screens and seat approximately 800 people. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with 4K digital projection, big screens and advanced sound. The theatre will also be equipped for 3D and archival 35mm projection.
 
Moviegoers can order food and drinks from their seats while servers silently attend to them throughout the film. The Alamo will also be opening an adjacent craft beer bar featuring an extensive array of California beers.

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