Dearest Kalamazoo, we know you've been waiting and we thank you for your patience. The time has come to announce a special time that will soon come... we are pleased to announce that we will open in OCTOBER 2013! Our theater will be located at 180 Portage Street, happily in the heart of Kalamazoo.
Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will feature ten screens of new releases, repertory programming and the Alamo’s unique signature programming with seating for 900 moviegoers. Auditoriums will have the highest quality Sony 4k digital projection (hear why Tim made this choice here), equipped for both high-frame-rate and RealD 3D presentations. State-of-the-art bi-amplified DTS digital audio systems will provide full range multi-channel fidelity for faithful reproduction of audio soundtracks. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front rows, ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience.
“We are very excited to complete renovations on Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo and introduce ourselves to the neighborhood,” says Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “In the meantime, I will be doing the tough research of sampling from the incredible Western Michigan brewing scene in order to help build our local beer menu.”
We pride ourselves on being unique from other theaters by providing a combination of theater and restaurant all under one roof. We feature new release movies, independent films and special programming events, served up with an extensive made-from-scratch menu. Customers can also expect seasonal menu specials that highlight local growers and a wide selection of local beers.
Guests are also encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Instead of advertisements, we screen curated programs of rare and humorous clips themed to the film that begin approximately 30 minutes before the showtime. Additionally, we protect the theater going experience with a zero tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting. If you don't believe us, we have a first-hand experience you can check out here! The Alamo also offers online reserved seating in all auditoriums so that you can avoid lines at the theater and always choose your favorite seat.
We cannot wait to open our doors in Kalamazoo in October 2013! For developments on Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo, follow us on Facebook & Twitter or visit Drafthouse.com.