Triple Tap Ventures officially announced 2 new Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas locations yesterday: One in the fake-Venetian Vintage Park Shopping Village off Tomball Parkway and Louetta (reported back in April), and another in Midtown. The company didn’t provide extensive detail about the planned Midtown location, though: It’ll be part of a new mixed-use development by Crosspoint Properties at 2901 Louisiana St. And it’ll sit on top of a 3-level parking garage. A lobby bar will be visible from Milam St. and feature views of Downtown; there’ll also be a ground-floor lobby entrance.
But a variance request submitted earlier this year for Crosspoint’s development adds to the picture. It included the “conceptual” rendering above — for the new parking structure facing Milam St., one block north of Van Loc Restaurant. A movie theater would sit on the top floor of the parking garage, the variance explained. The parking would serve the theater as well as new retail spaces (on the first floor) and offices (on the second floor) inserted into the 1957 building on the west half of the same block, which faces Louisiana St.:
The variance also included this site plan, showing the location of the new parking-and-movie-watching structure (Milam St., on the right, is mislabeled):
An older site plan, which provides a little more detail on the circulation, is attached to a listing for the development:
- Houston, We Have Two New Alamos [Alamo Drafthouse]
- Property at Louisiana and Tuam – Notice of Variance Request [HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: An Alamo Drafthouse at SculpturWorx? Not So Fast, A Change of Screenery for the West Oaks Mall, Alamo Drafthouse to Weingarten: Why Gut the Alabama Theater When We Can Just Chop It in Half?