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Alamo Drafthouse to Open Location in Fayetteville

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Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse has announced plans to open a location in Fayetteville that will feature the movie theater chain’s first permanent drive-in.

The 38,000-SF cinema, the chain’s first in Arkansas, is scheduled to open in 2024 at The Aronson, a mixed-used development expected to open the same year. The project is billed as a bike and pedestrian-friendly “entertainment neighborhood” with more than 200 homes for rent. The developer is Catchlight Entertainment, a partnership between private investment firms ITEX Group of Houston and Time Warp Enterprises of Little Rock.

Time Warp Enterprises is led by former television and movie producer Dave Anderson, who said he wants the project in Fayetteville to become “the best cinema destination in America.”

“Fayetteville will be home to the absolute pinnacle of experiential moviegoing, pairing what is already known as ‘the best theater in the world’ with the area’s beloved drive-in roots,” he said in a news release.

Plans for the cinema call for 798 recliners across eight theaters and a beer garden with a view of the drive-in screen. The drive-in screen will be located at the former site of 112 Drive-In, which closed last summer.

Alamo Drafthouse has 39 locations across the country. It’s known for its strict policy prohibiting talking and texting during films.

Like all Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, the Fayetteville location will offer a full food menu, local beers on draft, and craft cocktails brought to customers by “stealthy servers” trained to not disrupt the movie experience.

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