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Alamo Cinema Drafthouse Has Plans For More D.C.-Area Locations

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 01/23/2012 10:55 am Updated: 01/23/2012 10:56 am

WASHINGTON -- Alamo Cinema Drafthouse, the Texas-based movie theater-restaurant-bar which recently sparked a cross-Potomac online battle of local identity politics, definitely stumbled into the "D.C." market when it announced plans for its first "D.C." location in Virginia's Loudoun County.

But make no bones about, Alamo has staked its claim on the nation's capital.

As Washington City Paper reports:

The group of investors behind the Ashburn theater, operating under the name Cojeaux Cinemas, plans to open two more Alamos in the D.C. area in the next five years. "We bought franchise rights for the entire D.C. metropolitan area," says Anthony Coco, Cojeaux Cinema's president.

But first, Alamo must find a spot with 30,000 square feet, it told City Paper.

Besides serving food and drinks for movie screenings, Alamo is known for its tough-love approach to inconsiderate customer behavior during movies.

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