City Foundry STL opens Alamo Drafthouse in November

The new theater is St. Louis’ first location for the Austin-based movie theater and joins its current 37 locations.

ST. LOUIS — A new and unique cinematic experience opens in November at City Foundry STL.

Alamo Drafthouse and City Foundry STL announce on Wednesday that Alamo Drafthouse City Foundry will open in November.

The Alamo Drafthouse combines food and drink with the movie theater experience in one place. It also features unique programming and large-scale special events.

The new theater is St. Louis’ first location for the Austin-based movie theater and joins its current 37 locations.

“When we sourced tenants for City Foundry STL, we focused on local and new-to-market experiences. Alamo Drafthouse was one of the first tenants we announced to be part of our community, and we are excited to bring the new and unique cinematic experience to St. Louis in November,” said Will Smith, General Manager of New+ Found, the team behind City Foundry. “We welcomed City Foundry STL visitors to eat at City Foundry STL Food Hall, shop at our local retailers and attend our events during our first year. The addition of Alamo Drafthouse City Foundry enhances the experience for families, groups and those looking for new entertainment options in the St. Louis area.

Each location has a theme, according to the press release, and the City Foundry will tackle the theme of absurd comedy.

The 45,000 square foot location will offer 10 screens and 930 luxury reclining seats. Each auditorium will be equipped with 4K digital projection systems and high-end surround sound.

“We’ve had our eye on St. Louis for some time, and when we announced we were coming to the area, St. Louis residents were thrilled to hear the news,” said Jennifer Johnmeyer, director of communications at ‘Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “We took special care to incorporate aspects of City Foundry STL into the design of the theater, including a large sculpture made with parts of the historic foundry that will sit inside our lobby. There is such a sense of community at City Foundry STL, and we look forward to being a part of it.

The City Foundry STL location will also feature the Big Show, a high-end, large-format curved display measuring at least 66 feet wide. It also comes equipped with Dolby Atmos sound, recliners, and extra legroom for the best viewing experience, according to the press release.

While the venue will screen new films, including the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the theater is committed to preserving films on film. They will have a 35mm projector installed allowing original screenings of classic and contemporary films, according to the press release.

The Alamo Drafthouse will also offer specialty cocktails and include local brews, wine and spirits. The menu will also include burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks and desserts, including gooey butter cakes and grilled ravioli.

Find more information about Alamo Drafthouse City Foundry on its website.

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