The acclaimed cinema-eatery’s new Indianapolis location will feature ?14 screens with more than 900 seats, a standalone bar, and a diverse slate of films and signature events.
Sojos Capital announced plans to bring the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Indiana as part of its master redevelopment plan of the city’s northwest side. A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the award-winning Austin, Texas based cinema-eatery’s entry into Indiana.
“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema provides a unique, cool, and colorful experience that embraces the community and that goes to the heart of our vision,” said Fabio de la Cruz, principal of Sojos Capital. “Alamo will bring new life and energy to the neighborhood. We are standing by our commitment to revitalize the northwest side neighborhood and are excited to start our first commercial project of many in the area.”
Alamo Drafthouse’s new Indianapolis location will feature a 14-screen theater with nearly 1,000 seats located at the former Georgetown Cinema (3898 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, Ind. 46254). Future guests can expect a scratch-made food menu, local beers on tap, and craft cocktails all delivered to their seat by stealthy servers trained not to disrupt the movie.
Alamo Drafthouse is renowned for its dedication to preserving the cinema experience. Its strict No Talking/No Texting policy ensures that guests are able to enjoy the show free from distractions. Guests are also encouraged to arrive up to 30 minutes before their showtime to enjoy a custom, ad-free preshow, featuring funny clips, informative video essays, and more. Each auditorium will be equipped with top-of-the-line digital 4K projection and dynamic surround sound. The theater will also feature a separate, full-service bar featuring craft cocktails, wine, and local craft beers on tap. The bar will serve as a place for guests to gather and share their love of film, along with hosting a variety of additional entertainment offerings celebrating all manner of pop culture, from themed trivia nights and competitive karaoke to unique TV and sports watch parties. The new theater is expected to open in Spring 2024.
“We visit Indianapolis almost every year for Gencon, the truly epic annual tabletop gaming gathering,” said Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League. “We’ve grown to really love this city over the years and are so excited to get to know and support the local film community in the years ahead!”
Part of what makes Alamo Drafthouse so unique is its signature mix of the latest blockbusters, first-run indies, beloved classics, little-known genre gems, and specialty events – no other circuit in the country plays a more diverse slate of films. From Movie Parties with interactive games and themed props, to Advance Screenings of exciting new films, to summer Kids Camp with discounted tickets for the whole family, there’s something for everyone at Alamo Drafthouse. You can learn more about Alamo Drafthouse at drafthouse.com.
Indianapolis cinephiles can enter to win a year of unlimited free movies for two through Alamo Drafthouse’s monthly subscription service, Season Pass. Entry can be obtained by joining Alamo Victory, the company’s free rewards program, and signing up for the Indianapolis newsletter.
About Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-six years later, with 39 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining best-in-class food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned genre film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety featuring independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and with several new theaters announced for this year and beyond.
About Sojos Capital
Sojos Capital is an allocation company based in Indianapolis. The company is working on a multi-million-dollar landmark destination redevelopment (formerly Lafayette Square Mall) and revitalization of other surrounding properties on the westside of Indianapolis. The project focuses on dining, music, art, shopping, housing, office, youth education, sports, entertainment, infrastructure improvements and public safety.