Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Coming to Chandler
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is coming to Chandler!! No, not to downtown Chandler where it was originally proposed, but to the northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Arizona Avenue in the place of the current eye sore that was supposed to be a fitness center.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a Texas-based dine-in movie theater chain. It will include nine movie theater screens, a locally focused craft beer bar and a restaurant. The Chandler theater will include seating for 975 and will offer food and drink service during the films. Alamo will feature first-run films as well as other selections that are “unique to the market”. In addition to movies, Alamo also is known for holding special events. Alamo has 19 locations nationwide, including in Texas, California, Colorado and New York. This will be Arizona’s first location. Part of the chain’s reputation includes strict enforcement of no-texting and no-talking rules during movies.
Craig Paschich, a partner with Paschich Alamo Holdings LLC and Chandler resident, which holds the rights to Arizona’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchises, said planning for the new theater already is taking place and they hope to open later this year.
Check out our other blog on what else is coming to the corner of Chandler Heights and Arizona Avenue here.