Alamo Drafthouse Expands to Omaha with 'Star Wars'-Inspired Theater
If you're a Star Wars fan planning to check out the new movie, you might want to consider heading to Omaha. The famed Alamo Drafthouse opened a Nebraska location at the beginning of November and is planning a truly one-of-a-kind experience premiere of The Force Awakens (read: watch the movie from inside a theater that has a Death Star replica in the lobby).
Other design elements in the lobby include a green superlaser, light panels inspired by the Imperial ship, Imperial ship signage, and an Emperor's Throne that controls the aforementioned 10-foot Death Star model. But the theme goes much further than a few design details: The Drafthouse also ran a Star Wars tattoo contest and gave the winners access to a Star Wars movie marathon viewing at their Austin location—17 hours of "straight Star Wars ending with The Force Awakens" on December 17th. For more information on all of the events happening leading up to the movie premiere, head over to the Alamo Drafthouse website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.