If you’re tired of Netflix and are looking for something nostalgic, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema could be the spot for you.
The movie theater chain held its grand opening in southeast Raleigh Sunday, but it’s not your ordinary cinema. In addition to 11 theaters, the Drafthouse has a full bar with 48 local beers on tap, restaurant space, outdoor patio and the “Video Vortex,” a video rental store with 75,000 rare and hard to find VHS tapes and DVDs available to rent, free of charge. You can even rent a VCR.
Not only is a visit to the Vortex a trip down memory lane, but Raleigh’s mayor says the cinema as a whole is a huge win for southeast Raleigh.
“I think it’s great,” said Mayor Nancy McFarlane. “We know we’re gonna start to see more development. This particular shopping center has been empty for a very long time, so it’s great to see something like this that brings new life to it and something that’s really different.”
“Our goal at Alamo is to be the best theater imaginable for the neighborhood. We do this by providing great food and drinks along with exceptional presentation,” said Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League in a press release. “But we also make our space available to and partner with many local nonprofits, schools and charities. The local management team at the Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh has built a really special place, and we’re excited to share it with Raleigh.”
The Raleigh location is the 31st Alamo Drafthouse location in the country and screenings start April 10. The theater is located at 2116-D New Bern Ave.
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