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Flix Brewhouse, a movie theater with microbrewery, coming to OKC

Flix Brewhouse
The Flix Brewhouse location in Carmel, Indiana.
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OKLAHOMA CITY- House Bill 2186 will be remembered as the spark that brought film culture out in full force in Oklahoma City as Flix Brewhouse is set to construct a new location off NE 82nd St and Broadway Extension, according to OKCTalk.

HB2186, passed in June, allows for theater-wide consumption of alcohol, not just in specific 21+ areas like, for example, balcony seating at the Moore Warren Theater. While no theaters in the OKC area have taken this bill into account yet, newcomers are using it as their platform to expand into Oklahoma to set up shop quickly.

Inside the Round Rock, Texas Flix Brewhouse location. (Flix Brewhouse) 

Flix is similar to the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse: catching a film while enjoying local draft beers and freshly made food — delivered right to your seat in the auditorium. Flix, also based in Austin, has four locations open in Texas, Iowa, Indiana and New Mexico, with three more slated to open within the next year. Their film programming at other locations consists of mainstream hits, comic-book sequels and special screenings, like Christmas Vacation, for the holiday season.

The proposed Oklahoma City Flix Brewhouse will be a mere 3 miles away from Cinemark’s Tinseltown Theater, but with the promise of in-theatre ordering and brand exclusive craft beer, there are enough differences to bring competition between the two theaters. 

With news of Showbiz Cinema, with 12 movie screens, 18 bowling lanes, an arcade, bar and restaurants, soon to be constructed in Edmond along with two other properties linked to the Warren Theaters looking to pop-up within the next few years, will over saturation become an issue? With Showbiz, and to a lesser extent, Flix, the film aspect becomes another selling point in the total package instead of being the primary reason. Either way, each theater company coming to Oklahoma and the existing theaters that will be expanding, will have enough differences to separate from the pack.

There’s no tentative date when construction on the Oklahoma City location Flix Brewhouse will begin.

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