AMARILLO (Amarillo Globe-News) – Alamo Drafthouse — deemed “the number one movie theater in the country” by Entertainment Weekly in 2005 — could be coming to West Texas as well as other parts of the state.

Austin developer Triple Tap Ventures, which opened its first Alamo cinema in downtown Austin in 1997 and now has seven locations, has its eyes on Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, Corpus Christi and San Marcos. The company also plans to build two more in Houston.

The new locations would propel the company toward its goal of having 30 theaters open nationwide by the end of 2010. The company expects to have 50 locations open within five years.