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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Is Coming to Chandler in 2016

After months of uncertainty, Alamo Drafthouse has announced a new location for its first-ever Arizona cinema.

Originally, the Texas-based movie theater chain, which offers films, events, booze, and food, had planned to open at The Row in downtown Chandler. But those plans fell through in October 2015. Alamo representatives announced that they would seek out another metro Phoenix spot for the theater, but at the time they didn't specify where in the Valley they wanted to open.

Now, Alamo Drafthouse is in the planning stages of opening a 9-screen theater, bar, and restaurant at the mixed-use Chandler Crossings development at Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights Road, which will include other restaurants, retailers, and a Basis Charter School. 

The cinema will include some 975 seats, from which moviegoers can take in Alamo's programming of new films, classic and independent flicks, and signature programming, like Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday.

The theater is slated to open in some time in 2016.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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