The Richardson City Council on May 14 is expected to approve the re-zoning of the old Pep Boys store in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center at Belt Line and Central Expressway to make way for the first Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas-Fort Worth. Pegasus News has the story.
The coveted Austin-based, dinner-theater chain would have a full kitchen with 40 beers on tap. In addition to screening new releases, the theater also hosts quote-a-longs for cult movies like “Caddyshack.”
The owners wanted to seal the deal quietly and quickly since there’s another old theater space on Spring Valley that’s up for grabs. Spokesman Bill DiGaetano told Pegasus that you have to be three miles from an existing theater to get first-run Hollywood movies.
That made me think about all the recent announcements in and around Far North Dallas that involve new movie theaters. We’re pretty sure the Valley View redevelopment will keep AMC as a major tenant. Construction has already begun on the restaurant and theater complex at Prestonwood and Belt Line. And, no word yet on whether the Village on the Parkway is still planning to anchor part of its center with a new theater.