Tonight the Alamo Drafthouse announced that it is coming to Kansas City and I am breathless. I’ve decided what better to do than throw in The Darjeeling Limited and dream, like I did when I started Lost in Reviews. Oh, things are changing… I will leave you with the announcement and hope that one day I will be a part of it… “You want to see my view of Paris?”
We’re pleased to report that the Mainstreet Theater is about to join the Alamo Drafthouse family. Formerly operating under the AMC banner, it will be more than just a name change on the marquee as the grand theater — the fully renovated, spectacular centerpiece of Kansas City’s Power & Light Entertainment District — comes online as an official Drafthouse location in Kansas City, Missouri. For the time being, the Mainstreet will continue to operate business-as-usual on its own while signature Alamo touches are implemented — touches like our ad-free custom preshows, ironclad no-talking/no-texting policy, and the elimination of the traditional front row for a better viewing experience. And, as soon as it all comes together, you’ll be seeing the Alamo name up in lights at 1400 Main Street. We can’t wait to show you what that means.
This new vision for the Mainstreet also extends to the theater’s spacious interior bar which will reemerge as The Chesterfield Club. Resurrecting a slice of the city’s “Paris on the Plains” past with a Jazz Age atmosphere augmented by classic crafted cocktails, dancing, and live entertainment, the Chesterfield Club will be an entertainment venue all its own within the District.
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We’re now accepting applications for managers, kitchen staff, creative programmers, bartenders and waiters for the upcoming Kansas City theater. Employment applications can be downloaded at www.drafthouse.com/about/employment
By Ryan Davis