Have a Draft with the Drafthouse

You're not a true movie geek until you've been to the Alamo Drafthouse at least 1,312 times. They've become a growing mecca of pop culture goodness as new locations spring up all throughout the country. We've been gifted with our own theater in Richardson but one theater can't truly house the massive drooling masses who crave obscure classics, movie sing-a-longs and celebrity appearances. That's why they are building a second location in downtown Dallas. The movie theater chain will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration on the construction site at 5 p.m. Saturday complete with a fleet of food trucks, ice cold beer from the Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and an outdoor screening of the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The groundbreaking site is located at 1326 S. Lamar St. Admission is free.
Sat., Nov. 8, 5 p.m., 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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