Developer considers cinema at Raleigh intersection
January 18, 2017 by Mark
Hobby Properties, a developer based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is thinking about redeveloping the King Charles Road and New Bern corner to accommodate a restaurant/cinema, according to an article in the News Observer.
Hobby Properties’ president, John Holmes said the company wouldn’t talk about the project, called “Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh,” until after it heard from the city, saying such comments would be “immaterial” without official input. Hobby filed a site review application on December 22, 2016.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a chain of movie houses based in Austin, Texas. The theaters have won praise from Entertainment Weekly, which named them the “#1 theater in America”; and from Wired.com, which called them the “Coolest Movie Theater in the World.” They feature a casual dining menu, and try to serve local beers where possible.
They are also famous for their strict etiquette policy, and have zero tolerance for either talking or texting on cell phones during the films, and will remove patrons who use their devices. They also dislike the ads that precede movies, and so don’t show any.
A Family Dollar store and an Autozone are already located on the property that has caught Hobby’s interest.
Projects like these can benefit if developers work with a brochure printing company. Such companies can create illustrated brochures that show potential patrons all the amenities to be found at the site.