Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air just finished their portion of work on Omaha’s newest movie theater experience, Alamo Drafthouse. The Alamo brand is focused on the movie experience for movie lovers, advertising “The best movies, food and drink all in one seat.”
Eyman employees were recently treated to a “sneak peek” tour of the freshly finished building as well as a Q&A with Owner/Manager Tyler Calabrese.
The theatre has a strict no talking/no texting/no kids policies.
We got to see the routes that the Serving Ninjas take to get you your food and libations without being seen. And we were the first people ever to sit in the comfy seats. The LaVista location is actually the first theater anywhere to use them. They were hot off the manufacturing line and newly installed that day.
And we got to see all of the awesome effects and high end finishes that set this theater apart from the competition and are super unique even among the Alamo brand. Most of them are so cool, that we were sworn to secrecy. What we can tell you is that this location has a full service restaurant and a bar with 40+ beers on tap.
The plumbing in the kitchen is as extensive as most stand alone restaurants. And all the finishes are high end, from the reclaimed barn wood in the hallways to the enormous six-foot ceramic tiles on the walls of the seating areas.
Plumbing nerds unite
Alamo Drafthouse has three high-efficiency 199,000 BTU water heaters, all touch-free faucets and flush valves, and enough stainless steel in the kitchen that you’ll probably want to wear your sunglasses.
Working on a movie theatre meant we had to take special care with the routing of our piping to avoid noise transmission. The large roof with its multi-level canopies made for one of the most difficult roof drain system installations we’ve tackled in a long while.
We did our groundwork during a bitterly cold fall, just in time for them to pour before winter. In fact, we kept all of our stub-ups just below grade because the building walls were poured on the slab and then tipped up into place.
Everything in the building is first class and high quality. We are very proud that Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air was selected to be a part of the construction team for Alamo Drafthouse. Hope to see everyone soon at the grand opening!