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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema picks popular Austin suburb for area's newest theater

Alamo Drafthouse picks popular Austin suburb for area's newest theater

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Alamo Drafthouse is heading north. Alamo Drafthouse/Facebook

No longer will Cedar Parkians (is that what y'all are called?) have to trek to Lakeline to get a flicks fix or indulge in the best darn buffalo cauliflower wings this side of the Mississippi. According to a November 30 press release, Alamo Drafthouse Cedar Park, located at the corner of Parmer Lane and Ranch Trails, will open in summer 2020.

In addition to 10 screens, 950 luxe recliners, and more than 40 craft beers on tap, the Cedar Park Alamo will also feature Austin's first Big Show theater, a concept "that utilizes a gigantic screen and top-of-the-line presentation technology."

The new movie theater — the chain's seventh in Austin and 36th overall — will anchor the Presidio Cedar Park, a massive, 200-acre mixed-use development. This news officially kicks off the second phase of the master development plan which includes an additional 45,000 square feet of retail space.

“Our intent for Presidio is to be a true, mixed-use walkable environment — and there’s no better anchor for that intention than an Alamo Drafthouse,” said Stephen Swan, development partner at Riverside Resources, in a release.

It's also a major win for the city of Cedar Park, which began courting the Alamo Drafthouse in 2009. According to a joint release from developers Riverside Resources and Cordova Real Estate Ventures, a $1.5 million incentive package deal to bring the theater to North Austin suburb was reached in May.