Alamo Drafthouse Goes To Michigan!

                      Alamo Drafthouse Goes To Michigan!

First Alamo Location In Michigan Slated For Kalamazoo

PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is
pleased to unveil its plans for its first location in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The ten-screen theater will be owned by EPR Properties and operated by Alamo
Drafthouse and located at 180 Portage Street, former home of the Rave
Cityplace 14.

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"Kalamazoo reminds me a lot of our hometown of Austin with its strong economy,
large university, great beer scene and solid arts community. We are very
excited about this opportunity and to become a part of the neighborhood," says
Alamo CEO Tim League.

Alamo Drafthouse combines dinner, drinks, films and events, all under one
roof. The theaters have been heralded for their unique programming events and
high exhibition standards, earning accolades like "Best Theater Ever" (Time
Magazine) and "the coolest theater in the world" (Wired).

Alamo Drafthouse provides a unique combination of theater and restaurant,
showing first-run movies, independent films and special programming events
with an extensive menu made from scratch in a state-of-the-art culinary
kitchen. Customers order food and drinks from servers who quietly attend to
them throughout the movie.

Customers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the pre-show entertainment.
Instead of a barrage of advertising, the Alamo shows a curated collection of
rare and humorous clips. "We're proud of the fact that we don't show any
advertising," Tim League said. "People don't want to pay for a movie and then
be bombarded with 20 minutes or more of shampoo commercials and military
recruiting ads. If you don't like the movie, we strive to produce a pre-show
good enough to still make for a great experience."

Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse protects the theater experience with a zero
tolerance policy for people who disrupt the film with talking or texting.
Alamo Drafthouse was featured on global news for a viral "Don't Talk" PSA that
used a humorously misguided voicemail from an actual patron who was ejected
for texting during the film. The full story on the long tradition of Alamo's
no talking/texting policy can be found here.

Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will feature ten screens of new releases, repertory
programming and the Alamo's unique signature programming with seating for 900
moviegoers. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with state of the art
digital projection and sound. Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will also be
equipped for 35mm projection. In addition to the superior AV equipment, the
layout of each screening room will eliminate the traditional front row,
ensuring every seat in the house allows for a great viewing experience. The
theater is expected to open in mid-2013.

About Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed
cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a
collectible art gallery. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, the
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not
only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but
also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special
events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a
world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic
Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international
filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art
gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from
world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties
including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse
Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch
of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its
theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the
United States.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests
in properties in select market segments which require unique industry
knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our
total investments exceed $3.1 billion and our primary investment segments are
Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting
and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow
standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive
advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further
information is available at www.eprkc.com.



SOURCE Alamo Drafthouse

Website: http://drafthouse.com
Contact: Brandy Fons, +1-310-809-8882, brandy@fonspr.com
 
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