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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema plans second El Paso location, will be on East Side


Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times
Published 7:00 a.m. MT Nov. 8, 2018 | Updated 8:10 a.m. MT Nov. 8, 2018

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema plans to put its second El Paso location in the far East Side.

The new location will be at Joe Battle Boulevard and Pellicano Drive, not far from the Socorro Student Activities Complex.

Alamo is an Austin-based chain of hip movie theaters serving an extensive menu of food and drinks inside its movie auditoriums and adjoining restaurants/bars. 

Officials with Triple Tap Ventures, the Houston company that owns the Alamo franchise for West Texas and Houston, declined to reveal details of the proposed, second location until they hold a Thursday afternoon news conference.

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Triple Tap’s first El Paso location in the Monticello Smart Growth community on the West Side has received good customer response since opening in May 2016. 

The West Side location is a 35,000-square-foot complex that includes eight movie auditoriums ranging in size from 30 seats to 140 seats, a large kitchen and a restaurant/bar with more than 40 beers on tap.

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Alamo serves a wide range of food brought inside each movie theater by servers trained to do duck-like walks to be as unobtrusive as possible.

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Alamo isn’t the only cinema eatery in El Paso. Dallas-based Cinemark’s six-screen Movie Bistro is inside Sunland Park Mall in West El Paso.

And Flix Brewhouse, an Austin-area company with cinema eateries that include microbreweries, plans to open its first El Paso location next year in the West Towne Marketplace at Interstate 10 and Paseo del Norte (Artcraft Road).

Vic Kolenc may be reached at 546-6421; vkolenc@elpasotimes.com; @vickolenc on Twitter.

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