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Alamo Drafthouse will be named Alamo Ashburn

January 18, 2012 - 06:00 AM
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Recently the Alamo Drafthouse has kicked up a little Internet dust with a press release that called its forthcoming Ashburn location "Alamo DC." City Paper wrote about it, DCist wrote about it, I wrote about their writing about it.

Maybe we should all chill?

The Ashburn location will be called Alamo Ashburn, says Brandy Fons, the cinema chain's publicist. Alamo DC is an umbrella under which the entire Washington metropolitan statistical area may eventually find shelter. "We plan to group all DC theaters in this same manner under the DC market on the homepage but then will have a drop down menu for specific theater locations," Fons writes in an email.

Fons wouldn't go into specifics about future area theaters but does say Alamo's franchise partners, who are opening the Ashburn cinema, have more plans for this region. If I talk to them, I'll write more!

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