The Round Rock-based cinema and dine-in microbrewery Flix Brewhouse is expanding into other cities in Texas, as well as other locations in the Southwest and Midwest.
Next to open — in addition to new locations in Des Moines, Iowa, and Carmel, Indiana — is a Flix Brewhouse in Little Elm, a town in Denton County. And in 2017, Flix will open its third Texas concept in Sugar Land, just south of Houston. An Albuquerque, New Mexico, location is slated to open later this year.
In Little Elm, expect much of the same features that have made the Round Rock Flix Brewhouse so appealing: “unobtrusive, in-theater service from a complete cooked-to-order menu that will be tailored to local tastes” as well as up to 30 regional and local craft beers and “a dozen signature beers brewed on-premises in a state-of-the-art seven-barrel brewery,” according to a press release.
The in-house brewery has long been Flix Brewhouse’s claim to fame, ever since opening in 2011 with the promise that it was the only first-run movie theater in the world with a microbrewery. Movie-goers can enjoy beers like Flix’s Satellite Red IPA, Umbra Chocostout and Saison de Walt, a tribute beer to Flix’s co-founder , Walt Powell.
Little Elm’s Flix Brewhouse will continue some of the Round Rock traditions, such as a pro-Am homebrew competition, brewmaster dinners and on-site Beer 101 brewing and tasting seminars.
“Being able to play a part in the growth of the craft beer scene in the Dallas area with our dine-in cinema brewery will make Main Marketplace the ‘go to’ entertainment destination for family outings and date night alike,” Matt Silvers, senior vice president of real estate for the theater chain, said in the press release. “The Flix Brewhouse brand will be a fantastic fit in Little Elm.”
The new Flix Brewhouse will be located at the northwest corner of Main Street and FM 423 in Little Elm. For more information, visit www.flixbrewhouse.com.
This post has been corrected to reflect that Walt Powell was co-founder at Flix Brewhouse.