Alamo Drafthouse’s Video Vortex Comes to Los Angeles

Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind, Rewind” (2008)

Calling all film buffs, Video Vortex is set to arrive in downtown L.A. this year!  The soon-to-be-opened Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles (summer 2019) has just announced that an L.A. branch of the video store & bar—already located in San Francisco as well as Brooklyn and Raleigh, NC—will open up next door, offering free movie rentals. Video Vortex will also contain an arcade and board game space, but most importantly, it’ll have over 40,000 movies available from the Alamo Drafthouse collection.

The cinema, which will be located at 700 w. 7th Street, is also partnering with the film nonprofit, Vidiots Foundation, so there will be special events and screenings with proceeds going to the foundation. The first of these is the series “Tales from the Video Store,” in which filmmakers, critics and other guests will talk about their histories of video store shopping and discoveries.

Keep an eye out for opening dates!

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at
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