Alamo Drafthouse to Open Next Month

The Downtown Los Angeles Alamo Drafthouse will have 12 screens, with digital and 35mm film projection.

After a long wait and a few delays, Los Angeles’ Alamo Drafthouse will finally open in Downtown next month. No exact date has been set for the Austin-based cinema chain’s arrival at The Bloc shopping center, but representatives for the 12-screen space say a soft opening will happen in early July.

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Alamo Drafthouse is known for its strong mix of blockbusters, independent releases and documentaries, as well as its full kitchen and bar, with a selection of craft beers. The Downtown location will also include “Video Vortex,” a bar and video store where customers can rent Blu-Ray and DVDs for free. The Los Angeles outpost will have 4K laser projectors as well as one cinema with a 35mm film projector.

The deal to bring the cinema to The Bloc was first announced in 2014.