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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opening in the Twin Cities

They promise to kick you out if you talk or use your phone during a movie.

A movie theater that serves restaurant-quality food and a wide variety of beers is opening in Woodbury this weekend. 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, located at the west end of the Woodbury Lakes mall, is a full service movie theater that seeks to change up the movie-going experience.

Gone are the typical concession stands. Instead, Alamo allows you to place food and drink orders from your seat, providing "cold drinks, delicious meals and tasty local beers." 

Each theater is furnished with plush leather seating, while pre-movie commercials have been scrapped, and children aged under 18 are not allowed in unless they're accompanied by an adult.

The 9-screen theater opens to the public on Sunday. Here's what else you need to know.

How much are tickets?

Matinee tickets are $8, evenings cost $11. But tickets to watch a movie in their marquee theater, which features a 68-foot curved screen they call "The Big Show," cost an extra $3. They also have $5 Tuesdays. 

What's on the menu?

The food includes burgers, pizza, salads, snacks and desserts that are prepared fresh, and chefs regularly come up with special menu items that correspond with the style and era of specific movies. 

You can see their full drink menu here, and food menu here. Generally speaking, appetizers cost $8.50 to $13.50, meals run anywhere from $12.50 to $16.50, and snacks cost $7 to $10. 

The cinema changes it up when it comes to popcorn too. They won't be served in bags or tubs but in metal bowls.

Will they really kick you out?

Yes. In fact, they promise to kick out anyone who texts or talks during a movie. 

"We have zero tolerance for talking or using a cell phone of any kind during films. We’ll kick you out, promise. We’ve got backup," Alamo boasts on its website. 

You can also sign up for their free rewards program, which guarantees you passes to three free movies every year. 

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