Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

180 Portage Road,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on November 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Opened November 19 2013.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on August 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Of course, this theater’s name should be changed to Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo and the number of screens changed from 14 to 10. It is being renovated for a planned grand reopening in October.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on August 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

The Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will have 10 screens.

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

A photo showing the renovation in progress is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=395890637189804&set=pb.299016416877227.-2207520000.1374692927.&type=3&theater

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on July 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

The renovated and renamed Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will open in October 2013. ( http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/kalamazoo-october2013

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on February 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

This cinema will be reopened by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas chain. ( http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/02/alamo_drafthouse_taking_over_r.html )

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on November 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

It’s been confirmed by WKZO that Cinemark will NOT take over the soon to close Rave in Kalamazoo. ( http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/nov/19/the-rave-may-close-but-something-is-waiting-to-take-its-place/ )

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 6:49 am

The new owner/operator may well be Cinemark instead of Carmike; it was just announced that Cinemark is acquiring the Rave properties that were not a part of an earlier sale to Carmike. This may explain why the closing date of this theater was changed.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 2:42 am

This articleconfirms the earlier closing date. It seems odd that the closing is being made before the arrival of most of the big holiday films though.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

According to this article, Rave will operate the theater until January 2013, at which time a new operator will temporarily close it for renovations. Other sources suggest the new operator may be Carmike, which is reportedly looking at other Rave locations that it did not earlier acquire in 2012.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 30, 2008 at 2:08 am

A photo can be seen here.

FilmCine77
FilmCine77 on April 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Typical 14 screen plex, in a year and half due to BAD management and some questionable customers, its showing its age.
Seats are torn, stains on carpets, loud people, ringing cell phones, and yet again prices are raised on the concession items. They have gone up 5 times in the year and half they have been open. The box office admission prices change frequently also. They let students in on a bottom line price, give them free concessions, then pass the buck to regular customers who have to make up the difference at the box office and concession stand. Elevator prices, up and up.
The parking ramps are a nightmare, and not very easy to access unless you know how to get out to get to the theatre, but then try to get out of the theatre and find your way back to the car. This is still downtown and there are still questionable peoples around.
All in all, this place is ok, but with pricing like that I wonder how long it will be until they go bankrupt and Celebration Cinema takes it over. Pay to park, pay unknown at box office, then spend next months rent at the concession stand for a Coke and sm. popcorn.
Ill go to another theatre, thank you.