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Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Is Now Open Officially!

Tim League officially opens Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Is Now Open Officially!

The day we've all been waiting for finally came yesterday with not only a giant pair of scissors, but a huge sword as well. Tim League, creator of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, was on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon, as well as send our theater off on a good luck note by sabering the top of a Champagne bottle off with a trusty sabre, a tradition in which victorious cavalries would saber the top of a bottle after battle, because as Napoleon would say "In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it". Three bottles were sabered during the ceremony and all three were executed without exploding, so we're already off to a great start! Following the ceremony, Tim League led local members of the press on a tour of our historic building before sitting down to watch a special screening of Jurassic Park

Check out some pictures from the event below!



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