San Antonio-based Santikos Entertainment is renovating and revamping the Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes movie theater, which the cinema chain previously owned nearly 40 years ago. The local chain is expanding what used to be a 40,363-square-foot property into a place big enough for an arcade room and bar. With the added areas, the square footage has added an additional 3,904 square feet.
It’s been challenging updating systems installed into a building built back in the 80s, but the company is happy to be back at its old stomping grounds, Rob Lehman, COO for Santikos, tells MySA. The company opened the movie theater near Marbach Road on December 7, 1984. Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse bought the spot in 2004 and became the first location in San Antonio for the chain.