As we lead up to the opening day of the Alamo Aspen Grove you can expect to see all sorts of news and updates in this blog. For this first post, though, we're excited to share our very first press mention of this theater. Here's the first part of the article by Howard Pankratz:
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, a movie- theater chain offering food, drinks and special events, is opening a seven- screen complex in the Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton in late 2012.
"We're very excited to expand the Alamo Drafthouse to moviegoers in Colorado," said Tim League, founder and chief executive. "We've found an area for a natural extension of our concept, which began in Austin, to a like-minded audience of serious movie and beer lovers."
One of the auditoriums will be a "microcinema" with just 48 seats but with a large screen.
The room will handle niche films and also will be available to rent for screening and meetings.
League said that in addition to a full-service menu and wine, beer and cocktails, the chain has a "robust planning department" that cooks up unique events which bring celebrities and comedians to its venues.
He said the company likes to be a "little over the top" when it comes to blockbuster movies. League said when "Transformers" opened, the company brought in a 60-foot, fire-breathing, car-eating machine. When "Iron Man" previewed, they brought in the closest real-life equivalent, Mr. Jet Pack International.
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