Alamo Drafthouse coming to Los Angeles in July

Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles Renderings (Credit Studio One Eleven)

Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles / Renderings (Credit: Studio One Eleven)

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a cinema lover’s dream where they can get beer and food and are sure to have a good time thanks to the strict cinemagoing etiquette. It started out in Austin, Texas, and it has expanded to many other locations including New York City and San Francisco. Soon, the theater chain is headed to Downtown Los Angeles with a soft launch in early July with a season pass program.

There will be 12 screens inside the Los Angeles location of Alamo Drafhouse Cinema. The soft launch will include independent, blockbuster, classic and cult films. Like other Alamo Drafthouse locations, it will include a full bar and kitchen, and the 11 auditoriums will have 4K laser projectors and one with 35mm film projection. There’s also a unique bar and video store Video Vortex with free Blu-ray and DVD rentals.

The beta testing of the Alamo Season Pass subscription includes a movie a day and the ability to reserve seating in advance for a low monthly fee. It will be available during the soft launch period with a small group from a waitlist, with the membership expanding in the future. You can sign up at

Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles is located at The Bloc, an open-air urban property in Downtown Los Angeles. The Plaza level of The Block has the Blue, Red, Purple, and Expo lines meeting, making it easy to reach from Hollywood, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Santa Monica, South LA, and Long Beach. There is also validated parking at The Bloc’s garage.

“Getting to put together a programming experience that blends the sensibilities of Los Angeles and the Alamo Drafthouse is a dream come true,” says Rachel Walker, Head of Creative and Programming. “My colleagues and I look forward to working with the community to create a home for all different types of film fans.”

Walker’s team consist of:

● Head of Marketing Anam Syed, fellow lifelong Angeleno.
● General Manager Leslie Newell, an Alamo Drafthouse veteran who most recently worked at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco.
● Claire Brooks, who oversees private and corporate events.
● Former Geek and Sundry producer Ash Minnick, who’ll shape Drafthouse’s flagship tabletop gaming community initiative.

“The reason Alamo Drafthouse exists and continues to grow is to support the movies that we love,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “After SO MANY years of planning and development, to be opening in Los Angeles with such a strong team of movie-lovers at the helm is absolutely thrilling.”

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