Popular Movie Theater, Drafthouse (Finally) Makes Its Way to Tarrant County

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Tarrant County is getting its first Alamo Drafthouse

The movie theater-meets-bar-meets-restaurant announced Wednesday it's bringing a location to North Richland Hills at 8380 Davis Blvd. The location will feature an eight-screen theater, over 950 luxury recliners with footrests, and an attached full service bar and restaurant called Vetted Well that will serve 32 craft beers on tap. There will also be an outdoor play area for children. It's all expeced to open April 2019. 

"A Tarrant County location has been a long time coming," Alamo Drafthouse DFW Chief Operations Officer Bill DiGaetano said in a statement. "I have close ties to the City of North Richland Hills, and we have been discussing and working on a deal there for almost six years. Being a resident of North Tarrant, I am selfishly very excited to finally have an Alamo Drafthouse five minutes from my house. I am also thrilled to be able to share our concept with friends, neighbors, and residents throughout the area."

The theater itself will be equipped with digital 4K projection, surround sound, and Phosphorus laser projectors by Sony. One auditorium, dubbed THE BIG SHOW, will hold one of the largest screens in the Alamo Drafthouse brand and feature Dolby's Atmos sound system. 

This will be Alamo Drafthouse's sixth location in North Texas. The theater began in Austin and now has more than 30 locations in cities like Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City.