Drafthouse owner Bill C. DiGaetano discussed the allure of neighborhoods like Richardson Heights, Heights Park and our own Cottonwood Heights in this snippet:
“In these houses built in the … ’50s you’re seeing all these young couples from Dallas move north of the 635,” said Bill C. of the surrounding neighborhood. “Young parents, 20s and 30s, pushing strollers.
“Then we have the telecom corridor a mile or two miles away, and all those businesses headquartered there,” and the massive State Farm office complex.
The Richardson location will be the first of potentially up to six North Texas Alamo locations, said Bill D. The next could open within 15 months.
The younger Bill called the local launchpad, “just a trifecta. It was a perfect storm of scenarios.”
“We don’t have to be in a brand-new development,” he said, as his building took shape. “We’d prefer to take something old and make it great again.”That's a nice vote of confidence from Mr. DiGaetano. Last weekend's free outdoor screening of Dazed and Confused was another enticing preview of great things to come from the Drafthouse, which will open next month. If you missed last weekend's show, you can still catch Rolling Roadshows for The Lost Boys this Saturday (July 20) and The Goonies on July 27. And there's lots more exciting things to come!
Welcome to the neighborhood, Alamo Drafthouse!