Have an Account?
| Register Now
Fayetteville, AR: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema + Drive-In Coming in 2024 to Former Site of 112 Drive In Theatre

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:08 PM and updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 9:48 AM

Rendering by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When the 112 Drive In Theatre Closed in August 2022, it ended the ability for people in Fayetteville, Arkansas to watch movies under the stars. The next closest drive-in is the Sunset Drive-In in Aurora, Missouri, which is almost 70 miles away and not really a viable option.

That's why moviegoers in the area will be happy to hear that the 112 Drive In will be reborn in 2024, when the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema + Drive-In - Fayetteville is expected to open!

It appears that the drive in and associated structures will be removed, and a new movie theater building and a drive-in screen will be located on the south end of the property. They will be part of a acre mixed-use development called "The Aronson," which will have residential units and commercial buildings.

Image by Alamo Drafthouse CinemaZoomed-in view of the above rendering to show the theater building and drive-in screen

There will be a single drive-in screen and the indoor theater will have eight auditoriums that seat nearly 800 people in luxurious recliners with food and drink service that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations are known for. All auditoriums will have 4K Digital Cinema projection systems with HFR capability and 7.1 channel Dolby surround sound. One auditorium will be Alamo's "The Big Show," offering a premium experience with Dolby Atmos immersive sound and 70mm projection capability.

“Our mission at Alamo Drafthouse is to preserve, celebrate, and innovate the cinema experience,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor. “Drive-in theaters deeply influenced the Alamo Drafthouse preshow, programming, and design from the very beginning, but we have never managed to incorporate a permanent drive-in into any of our theaters. We are beyond excited to launch the first Alamo drive-in screen in Fayetteville!”

The movie theater will feature a standalone bar and outdoor beer garden, which will have a view of the drive-in screen. The bar will offer "dozens of beers on tap," including local brews.

This is the first drive-in for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and its first Arkansas location as well. The company has more than three dozen locations across the country. The company is well-known for combining movies and dining, as well as special themed events, all while enforcing a no-texting, no-talking policy to minimize disruptions during the movie.

Building rendering courtesy Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The new theater isn't expected to open until 2024, so until then, moviegoers in the area will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the Malco Razorback Cinema and the AMC Fiesta Square 16.

Images by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Related News Articles

Add Your Comments

Reader VoiceReader Comments

No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!

Add Your Comments

Please login
Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.

Please login or register a new account before continuing.

Already Registered?

Log in to retrieve your saved settings.

E-Mail Address:
BigScreen Passcode:

Forget Your Passcode?

Send My Passcode To Me

Not Registered? Create a New Account!

E-Mail Address
In case we need to contact you. A valid E-Mail address is required, profiles with invalid addresses will be removed.
Please Confirm Your E-Mail Address
ZIP Code
This helps us display theaters that are near you.

Our registered members enjoy more features, including:

Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!

Concerned About Privacy?

So are we! We won't sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone unless required by law. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.

Home - About Us - Feedback
News Headlines - Theaters - Movies - Reader Reviews - Movie Links
Your Account - VIP Service

The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2024, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.

'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Find Us on Facebook
Find Us on Instagram