Anyone who has wondered down Mission street between 21st and 22nd street have no doubt noticed the vacant historic Mission Theatre. Now, thanks to the Texas-based mini theatre chain, the Alamo Drafthouse, this neighborhood blight will be transformed into a 5 theatre multiplex. Drafthouse’s programming ranges from repertory films, foreign, new releases and 2nd run features. They’re also known for their strict enforcement of proper movie etiquette, sweet Guinness floats, and all around great service. As to when the theatre will be ready to open, that’s still up in the air.
Personally, I’m excited for this renovation, especially in the wake of the last year’s closing of The Red Vic. I love the fact that a new movie theatre will be coming to this city, especially one that isn’t Lowes or AMC. What are your thoughts? Are you excited for this new theatre, or would you rather see something else occupying that space?
Check out Alamo Drafthouse videos along with a link to their website after the jump