FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Alamo Drafthouse is bringing a new location to Fayetteville.
The Austin, Texas-based theater chain’s website shows that a new location will be built on the site of the old 112 Drive-In at 3552 N Highway 112 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Alamo Drafthouse issued a press release Thursday, making the official announcement of the “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema + Drive-In in Fayetteville.”
In addition to the drive-in screen, the new location will reportedly feature 798 luxury recliner seats across 8 theaters equipped with 4K digital projection, including “The Big Show,” Alamo Drafthouse’s Premium Large Format theater with Dolby Atmos sound and 70mm projection capabilities, according to the release.
“Our mission at Alamo Drafthouse is to preserve, celebrate, and innovate the cinema experience,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor. “Drive-in theaters deeply influenced the Alamo Drafthouse preshow, programming, and design from the very beginning, but we have never managed to incorporate a permanent drive-in into any of our theaters. We are beyond excited to launch the first Alamo drive-in screen in Fayetteville!”
Alamo Drafthouse says the 38,000 sq. ft. cinema will be located at “The Aronson,” an upcoming mixed-use development from developer Catchlight Entertainment.
The release notes like all Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, the new Fayetteville location will offer a “scratch-made” food menu, local beers on draft, and craft cocktails brought to guests in their seats by stealthy servers trained to not disrupt the movie experience.
The cinema bar will reportedly have dozens of beers on tap, craft cocktails, and will be set up to host small events, parties, and screenings. Guests can also hang out in the spacious beer garden with a view of the drive-in screen.
Guests are encouraged to arrive up to 30 minutes early to screenings for an ad-free preshow with funny clips, informative video essays, and more.
The release adds that the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema + Drive-In pays homage to the beloved 112 Drive-In that audiences long flocked to at this location. The new outdoor screen will reportedly rise from the south corner of the property where guests can watch films under the stars from the comfort of their own cars, cyclist seating, or the cinema’s outdoor beer garden.
Alamo says its entire food menu will be available for delivery to guests at their vehicles, and in addition to the latest first-run films, guests can expect to see drive-in favorites, cult classics, and other beloved repertory films on the outdoor screen.
Alamo Drafthouse has 25 locations listed on its website. This will be the first Arkansas location for the theater chain. The theater plans to its doors in 2024.