Tarrant County is expected to get its first Alamo Drafthouse in April 2019, the Austin-based movie theater chain announced Wednesday.
The theater planned for 8380 Davis Blvd. in North Richland Hills will be the sixth location in North Texas. It will include eight screens and an attached full service bar and restaurant, Vetted Well. There will also be an outdoor space for the kids to run around.
Bill DiGaetano, chief operations officer of Alamo Drafthouse DFW, says a Tarrant County location “has been a long time coming.”
"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,” he said in a statement. “Being a resident of North Tarrant, I am selfishly very excited to finally have an Alamo Drafthouse five minutes from my house.”
North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino says it’s a welcome addition to the city.
"Alamo Drafthouse not only satisfies our demand for movie going, but also introduces unique events and a new neighborhood restaurant to the North Tarrant Parkway corridor,” said Trevino in a statement.
As it nears its opening date, Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills will be hiring for approximately 120 positions, largely from the surrounding neighborhoods. Apply or learn more here.
Dallas just opened its second Alamo location in Lake Highlands this month, joining the Cedars cinema that opened in 2016. Two more are slated to open this year: Las Colinas in April and Denton in June.
The first local Alamo Drafthouse opened in Richardson in 2013.