Back in the day, movie theaters and cinemas were the one and only place you could see a film. Now, with the introduction of online video streaming (Netflix and Hulu in particular), the 21st century movie-goer is able to select the movie of their choice from a seemingly endless stream of films—all from the convenience of their sofa or bed, at a significantly lower price point.
As a result, traditional movie theaters have continued to see a steady decline in box office ticket sales year over year for the past decade. While a large majority of the more traditional movie theaters have struggled to survive in the 21st century, a select number of movie theaters have started to raise the bar for the entire industry by truly reinventing the movie-going experience. Enter—the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The State-of-The-Art Theater
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, also known as “the Alamo” to Loudoun locals, has become a star-studded sensation here at One Loudoun since the theater opened its doors in 2013—and it’s no surprise why! The Alamo offers a movie-going experience like no other in their 32,000 sq ft facility, with state-of-the-art surround sound and stadium-style seating with long bar tops for leisurely dining.
The Food & Drink
The Alamo’s extensive menu offers a wide selection of award-winning cuisine, from “Royale with Cheese” burgers and Omnivore Pizzas, to specialty items tailored to today’s biggest box-office hits—like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and more! The Alamo has gone to great lengths to ensure that each and every item on the Alamo’s extensive menu is crafted from fresh, locally grown ingredients.
In addition to the Alamo’s unparalleled movie-going experience, the Alamo at One Loudoun is also home to the Glass Half Full Taproom—an eclectic, one-of-a-kind pub with 30+ beers on tap. They also have a well-rounded list of specialty cocktails, award-winning milkshakes and more. According to QSR Magazine, the Alamo “is one example of an early movie-dining concept that’s embraced innovation and changed with the times”. As you can see, it has certainly paid off!
The Unparalleled Experience
Since its inception, the Alamo has been praised by Fandango.com as “One of the Best Movie Theaters in the Country”, by Entertainment Weekly as “the #1 Theater in America”, by Wired.com as the “Coolest Movie Theater in the World” and by TIME Magazine as the “Best Theater Ever”. Why, you may ask? The Alamo prides themselves in their unmatched attention to detail, with both their food offerings and overall customer experience.
The Alamo features films ranging from today’s hottest box-office hits to signature themed-movie screenings—ranging from Star Trek Movie Marathons and Love Actually Quote-Alongs to The ELF Movie Party and beyond! According to the Los Angeles Times, the Alamo “has developed a cult following for its special events, in-seat food and drink service, and themed movie nights”.
Furthermore, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, the Alamo “does not simply blow the dust off these films: It gives them new life, jolting them back into the cinematic consciousness with the fervor and audacity of a mad scientist in a Saturday matinee serial.” There’s no doubt about it—the Alamo offers one of, if not the most innovative and exciting movie-going experience in the country!
The Alamo’s one-of-a-kind movie-going experience has made this innovative company’s theaters a second home for movie fans across the globe, as the Alamo continues to go above and beyond to deliver the perfect movie-going experience to their customers. As Entrepreneur Magazine put it—“this is what Alamo Drafthouse does: It connects moviegoers and movies on a visceral– even primal–level, conjuring the magic and excitement of audience members’ most formative cinematic experiences.”
But don’t take our word for it! Check out the upcoming box office hits and specialty film screenings offered exclusively at One Loudoun on the Alamo’s calendar today!
Sources: icsc.org, washingtonpost.com, qsrmagazine.com, deadline.com, entrepreneur.com