Alamo Drafthouse DFW opens its doors in Richardson
August 15, 2013
The wait has come to an end – Alamo Drafthouse DFW is open for business!
The Austin-based dinner-and-movie chain theater opened its doors Thursday, August 8 after a formal ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
President and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Bill Sproull, City Manager Dan Johnson and Mayor Laura Maczka gave opening remarks to congratulate Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and COO of Alamo Drafthouse DFW Bill DiGaetano on Dallas- Ft. Worth’s first Alamo Drafthouse theater.
Prior to the ribbon cutting, League and DiGaetano cut off the top of a champagne bottle with a Bowie knife – an Alamo Drafthouse tradition. They then unveiled a giant robot hand, the “Alamobot”, as a tribute to Richardson’s mid-century architecture and roots in the technology industry.
Here are photos from the event Thursday, courtesy of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and City of Richardson.
Mayor Laura Maczka congratulating Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League on the opening of DFW's first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Tim League explaining an Alamo Drafthouse tradition
Alamo Drafthouse COO Bill DiGaetano celebrating with founder Tim League
Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Richardson City Council members with the Alamobot
Richardson Chamber of Commerce staff and Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka with the Alamobot